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Energy / Machinery for a post collapse world: Ultimate SHTF Day Electric Chainsaw System
« Last post by RE on December 08, 2018, 08:15:14 AM »
OK, I have come up with what I think should be an agreeable solution to going all-electric for your post-shtf day Electric Chainsaw needs.  :icon_sunny:

To start with, the chainsaw itself.  Getting the highest ratings with 4.8 out of 5 in the category of Professional quality electric chainsaws is the corded Makita 16" Electric Chain Saw (model UC4051A)



UC4051A
16" Electric Chain Saw
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    INNOVATION : “Tool-less” blade and chain adjustment /replacement by simply turning a lever
    COMFORT : Rubberized grip handles and large trigger switch for comfortable use
    CONTROL : Large metal spike bumper for added convenience
    CONVENIENCE : Oil level visible through large window for easy sight check of bar lubricant
    INCLUDES : Chain, guide bar and chain cover

UC4051A

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About Model

The Makita 16" Electric Chain Saw (model UC4051A) is engineered for fast cutting, efficient operation and easy maintenance, without the hassle of gas. The UC4051A has a chain speed of 2,900 FPM for efficient cutting and trimming. The motor has a built-in current limiter which is engineered to protect the motor from burnout by reducing power when the saw is overloaded, and an electric chain brake for maximum productivity. Additional features include an automatic chain oiler for heavy continuous cutting, and a large oil reservoir with view window that allows the operator to easily check the oil level. For increased comfort, the chain saw has ergonomic rubberized grip handles, and a large trigger switch with soft start for smooth start-ups.

Features

    "Tool-less" blade and chain adjustments for convenient operation and easy maintenance
    Rubberized grip handles are ergonomically designed for comfort
    Large trigger switch with soft start for smooth start-ups
    Built-in current limiter helps protect motor from burnout by reducing power to motor when saw is overloaded
    Large oil reservoir with view window allows operator to check bar oil level
    Automatic chain oiler for heavy continuous cutting
    Electric chain brake for maximum productivity
    Zero emissions and reduced maintenance
    Soft start for smooth start-ups
    Current limiter helps protect motor from damage caused by heat



Coming in now on Amazon Smile at the bargain price of $235.99.  Don't forget to designate the Sustaining Universal Needs Foundation as your charity when you buy!  :icon_sunny:

To power your saw out in the field and pull your load of chopped up trees back to your doomstead, you use an Electric Sled Tow.


You can either buy one already assembled from Yvon Martel (probably pretty pricy) or DIY cannibalizing the treads off a junked snow machine  and dropping in a 5000W 48V Electric Motor to drive the thing.


Currently $525 from Monster Scooter Parts, but they run sales all the time of 10-15% off.

For batteries, 4 large size 100AH deep cycle marine batteries  front and rear on the sled for weight and balance.  Wire in series to run the 48V motor, switch to parallel to run your inverter.


Currently $260/ea on Amazon Smile.   Don't forget to designate the Sustaining Universal Needs Foundation as your charity when you buy!  :icon_sunny:

3000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter to run your corded power tools out in the field.


Currently $319 on Amazon Smile.   Don't forget to designate the Sustaining Universal Needs Foundation as your charity when you buy!  :icon_sunny:

You could add some Solar Panels to the top of the tractor to recharge the batts while out in the field.  Probably overkill though since you'll never cut enough wood in a day to run down 4 deep cycle 100AH batts.
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Surly Newz / Re: What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency
« Last post by Golden Oxen on December 08, 2018, 08:01:10 AM »

I generally agree with this - if martial law is declared and enforced in this manner, people will back down pretty quickly. A lot of the self-righteous rants from the anti-Trump crowd is little more than virtue signaling, and the moral indignation of these people tends to be little more than cowardice.

I call bullshit. This is the sort of charged language perfected and used by the right to smear their opponents. I have spent altogether too much time in the streets and have put my elderly ass on the line too many times to have some comfortable, self-satisfied, Dinesh D'Souza-wannabe accuse me of virtue signaling.

"Cowardice" is not equated to "moral indignation;" rather it equates better to keyboard commandos who like to sit in snide judgment of others. And if you'd like to ride a couple of hours south to come accuse ode of cowardice to my face, I'll PM you my address.

A call to physical confrontation over differing views is an abomination that should be called out and discouraged ASAP. Your point is well made and understood by all Surly, the addendum was totally uncalled for.
 
Deleting that part of it would be a wonderful display of self censorship of remarks made in heated argument that are not germane to the point being made.
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It teaches nothing it grows no calories it prepares nobody for anything.

Teaches plenty, like how to be a first class Napalm Artist.  ;D  I didn't get good at this overnight you know, it took a quarter century of fruitless arguments with assholes to perfect the technique. 
RE

You may be the only person who views this trait as an asset. It confers no joy.
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I do wish that there was more parking the ego at the door around here. If the motto of the site is supposed to be help as many as you can then burying the lead idea behind 40 pages of accusation and rebuttal going back years does nothing but bury the site in irrelevance. Imagine a newer user. You know someone under the age of 60 trying to find guidance for the world that is coming. The first thing they do is scroll down to the recent discussion pages. Some nuggets pop up then poof they get buried behind 3 pages of rhetoric. It's frustrating... It teaches nothing it grows no calories it prepares nobody for anything.

This is the wages of operating a near-free-speech site, (one with minimal moderation.) Trolls get to pop in and post nonsense, which must be refuted by those with an opposing view.
Is there a better way to do this short of more aggressive moderation?
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Surly Newz / Re: What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency
« Last post by RE on December 08, 2018, 07:32:04 AM »
"Cowardice" is not equated to "moral indignation;" rather it equates better to keyboard commandos who like to sit in snide judgment of others. And if you'd like to ride a couple of hours south to come accuse ode of cowardice to my face, I'll PM you my address.

Boy would that ever be a mismatch.  Like a flyweight going up against a heavyweight.  lol.

RE
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Surly Newz / Re: JANE SANDERS: Yeah, a lot of people won’t. I think people are ge
« Last post by Surly1 on December 08, 2018, 07:27:58 AM »

You must realize that you make it impossible for anyone to have a "reasonable " or "objective" discussion about anything with you. Anyone who even hints at disagreement with you, or admits they don't know enough to have an intelligent opinion about something, is a blissful ignorant or a shill. It is frighteningly reminiscent (or derivative) of the smug postmodern French philosophers.
You are, of course, referencing the dead Frenchmen who are unable to respond to Jordan Peterson's libels.

And of course anyone pointing out these flaws in your mindset is just "projecting", because that's the go-to accusation someone makes when they can't deny the reality of what has been said.

Not at all. It's a "tell," and it is all over you, As I have already called out. And there is little if any reality in what you say, except in your own airless silo.
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Surly Newz / Re: What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency
« Last post by Surly1 on December 08, 2018, 07:23:19 AM »

I generally agree with this - if martial law is declared and enforced in this manner, people will back down pretty quickly. A lot of the self-righteous rants from the anti-Trump crowd is little more than virtue signaling, and the moral indignation of these people tends to be little more than cowardice.

I call bullshit. This is the sort of charged language perfected and used by the right to smear their opponents. I have spent altogether too much time in the streets and have put my elderly ass on the line too many times to have some comfortable, self-satisfied, Dinesh D'Souza-wannabe accuse me of virtue signaling.

"Cowardice" is not equated to "moral indignation;" rather it equates better to keyboard commandos who like to sit in snide judgment of others. And if you'd like to ride a couple of hours south to come accuse ode of cowardice to my face, I'll PM you my address.
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Surly Newz / Doomstead Diner Daily December 8
« Last post by Surly1 on December 08, 2018, 06:45:52 AM »


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Energy / Re: Machinery for a post collapse world
« Last post by RE on December 08, 2018, 04:48:31 AM »
Nice systems.  Looks cold.
minus 14 celcius at noon. Minus 21 that morning...

We're at -4C.  Overall mild winter up here so far.

RE
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