Proper Use of Cutting Tools: Chainsaw Training and Handsaw Safety

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 3/14/2018 to Tree Climbing Safety
Proper Use of Cutting Tools: Chainsaw Training and Handsaw Safety

Are you afraid of your chainsaw? Honestly, I would hope that you aren’t afraid of it, but I truly hope that you respect it! Chainsaws and handsaws alike are both used to cut through some pretty hard stuff, whether it be a solid Red Oak limb or a stone hard dead American Elm. These two tools require your utmost attention when being used, and above all else, your respect! That’s why proper chainsaw training and handsaw safety are vital.


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Various Uses of Carabiners with Pulleys

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 3/14/2018 to Tree Climbing Gear
Various Uses of Carabiners with Pulleys

To stay in line the discussion we’ve been having about carabiners, it makes sense that the next things to look at are carabiners that have pulleys built into them. These cool tools can make plenty of jobs easier and setups neater than an extra carabiner with a pulley attached to it. Some companies have been making these carabiners with pulleys for quite now and most everyone is seeing the advantages they bring to the jobs site.


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The Many Uses of Carabiners

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 3/6/2018 to Tree Climbing Gear
The Many Uses of Carabiners

We’ve talked about carabiners plenty of times in the past and that’s for a very good reason; they are really useful! Carabiners have been around since 1921 to help keep things attached to other things as well as keeping climbers attached to ropes on the cliff side or in the canopy. Carabiners have developed into something that we can use for life support, for rigging, and to make our climbing lives way easier! Let’s take a look at some of the different uses for the various carabiners that are available.


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Double Bagging With Throwline

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 3/1/2018
Double Bagging With Throwline

As we have discussed in many previous blog posts, a throw line is one of the most useful tools that you can have on a job site. It can reduce the amount of climbing you need to do, give you a safe tie-in point from the ground, and can also be used to set all your rigging points from the ground; that is if you know how to use it! There are many ways to use a throw line, and some of the techniques are a bit more advanced than others. Today we’ll focus on one technique, double bagging, and hopefully it will help make a day climbing way easier for you!


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