On 8/1/2010 12:52 PM, Gary Slagel wrote:
> Thanks for all the input. I think the reciprocating saw sounds good to me...
> seems like the worst that can happen is a cut on a finger... rather then a
> finger cut off ... shard in the eye... etc, etc. I've got a brother-in-law
> who has a saw although I might use it as an excuse to buy a new tool.
Still the at the minimum ware safety glasses "with side shields" and
good leather, or work gloves, not cloth, I've seen blades break and
pieces fly even from a saws-all and the edges of the cut metal are
usually very sharp.
> btw - not real sure why the tower folded. It had a kt34a mounted about 2'
> above the peak. The tower was pretty old... I bought it a couple years ago
> and I'm sure it was at least 15 years old then. And, this was a freakish
> storm for around here. The paper was talking 60 to 70mph but most people
> thought it was more then that. It really seemed like there was kind of a
> micro-burst of wind that hit some areas that had to be way more then 70mph.
> I say that cuz there were little patches that seem to get blasted.... groups
> of a dozen trees down in the middle of a whole bunch of other trees that had
> no problems. Here, as soon as the initial blast hit I suspected I might have
> tower trouble... just tooo much wind to think it could make it.
> Thanks again for the good advice.
> Gary Slagel/N0SXX
> Hot Springs, SD
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