How do you fell a tree using a plunge cut?

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Hold the saw so the bar is perpendicular to the back of the hinge, and begin to cut into the stump using the bottom half of the tip.

You can be safely away from the tree when it falls.
  1. When starting your bore cut, lead with bottom of the bar.
  2. When bar tip is covered by wood rotate saw.
  3. Plunge saw through the tree.

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Similarly, why bore cut a tree?

On trees leaning backwards or in other undesirable directions, a bore cut allows you to use wedges to control the direction of its fall. When you make a bore cut, a strap of wood at the back of the tree holds it safely and securely, allowing you all the time you need to make the hinge exactly the way you want it.

Also Know, what is plunge cutting with chainsaw? No, that's not "boring" as in uninteresting, in means using the chainsaw to bore a slot through the tree, allowing you to make the fell quickly by cutting the bit at the back holding it up. Very useful for a heavily leaning tree that might split!

Keeping this in view, how do you bore a cut?

Safe corner method | Large trees

  1. Make a bore cut.
  2. Cut backwards.
  3. Cut the other side of the tree.
  4. Insert the wedge.
  5. Saw off the corner. Expand all steps.
  6. Make a bore cut. Make a bore cut to about 60 % of the tree diameter.
  7. Cut backwards. Cut straight backwards through the whole tree.
  8. Cut the other side of the tree.

Why an angled back cut is dangerous?

Other reason an angle back cut is a no-no is that wedging can split the stump side of the backcut off the back and leave less wedging room or let the tree go over backwards, worst case. Also harder to aim for in an inch or so above the face apex.

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How do you control where a tree falls?

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