I agree with the comment that there is probably a higher risk of the back.
Apr 19, an older arb was telling me ("back when men were made of steel and ships were made of wood brotha!) that when felling somewhat larger trees, sometimes he would angle his back cut down slightly, starting several inches above where the holding wood would be left. the reason being he felt he got some sort of mechanical advantage out of it for trees who would hold till real late into the cut Estimated Reading Time: 10 mins. Mar 18, It is very common to see people doing an angled back cut when they hinge cut trees for whitetail deer habitat.
This is an improper and unsafe way to cut a t. They are usually made by uninformed, beginning tree cutters who believe the angled cut will help prevent the tree from falling backward off the stump.” If a tree is cut on an angle, and does start to lean backwards, a lever action is produced that will apply pressure across the grain of the wood.
Feb 10, The angled back-cut alloed the tree to fall off the stump when it settled. After that happened the tree fell the exact opposite direction it was intended to, Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins. Back Cut With A Slight Lean in the Felling Direction Back Cuts Inches Above And Parallel To The Gunning Face Cuts Remove Bark Around Wedges To Improve Lifting Effectiveness. Sep 23, An angled back cut has to cut through a lot more wood than a straight one.
On big trees you want every advantage you can get, so why even risk it? Angled cuts seem to be harder on the saw, and do you think the pro loggers, who have felled more trees than we can even imagine, don't know what they're doing? You don't see them using them. Nov 27, This is a safe and efficient way to fell a tree that is on a steep slope or prone to splitting.
Well suited for thicker trees on steep slopes. Opening angle of at least 45°. Horizontal cut has the same angle as the felling cut. The felling cut is slightly above level of the directional notch. + Tree types susceptible to splitting.