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nah dude. You got this. be confident in yourself.
Just don't hit nothing.
When you notching the tree, and doing the backcut, just keep visualizing the fat paycheck.
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Im not insured yet and I never cut a big tree down do you think its worth taking on?
What kind of thought process do you have going on about this job? In your mind, what are the pros and cons to doing it yourself?
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First of all no insur. no can do. The one question not asked is how much room you have to drop these trees. What kind of tree are they? If you have a baseball field to drop these things in (so to speak) lay them down. 75-100 ft trees are old trees 100 years old or theyre pine trees. Cut them down only if you have experience in this and be SAFE.

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nah dude. You got this. be confident in yourself.
Just don't hit nothing.
When you notching the tree, and doing the backcut, just keep visualizing the fat paycheck.

i really hope you are just being sarcastic and don't mean what you say.
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get insurance and do it, if you cant afford insurance dont do it
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get insurance and do it, if you cant afford insurance dont do it
there is more to it then having insurance and a chain saw.

you need to know what you are doing to not only avoid doing damage but to avoid killing yourself or someone else.

that is what is wrong with this industry and this country, too many people getting involved with things they have no business getting involved with in the first place.
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get insurance and do it, if you cant afford insurance dont do it
even with insurance I wouldnt touch it without experience. Falling trees is a skill. You just dont wake up and become a expert.

Anyways this guy will never be back. He didnt like what he heard and ran away. Probable bid the $8000 job for like $400.
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even with insurance I wouldnt touch it without experience. Falling trees is a skill. You just dont wake up and become a expert.

Anyways this guy will never be back. He didnt like what he heard and ran away. Probable bid the $8000 job for like $400.

or he bid a 400.00 job for 8,000.00 looking to get rich making a phone call.
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its not hard to learn how to take a tree down, obviously if its to large of a tree you call a professional. I took down a tree last year for the first time, got me a free chain saw and hedge trimmer out of the deal. just gotta make sure you know where its gonna fall so you dont take out power lines or hurt anyone including yourself, obviously do some research first.
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The first time I cut down something in the 35' tall range it fell exactly where I wanted it.

If I had wanted it to fall 20' from the intended drop spot.



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