April 2015 – Using The Right Cutting Equipment Part 6

Why Do It Yourself

If you are looking to trim your trees yourself and not use the services of one of the best tree maintenance companies in Benton City, we are more than happy to point you in a good direction.

Finding The Right Equipment: A Good Ol’ Fashioned Ax

If you’re into oil-powered wood munching tools on the end of sticks then welcome home! We can help you find the right tool out of hydraulic powered loppers, saws and accessories anywhere.  Let us help you pick and choose the right tool for the right job.

Single Bit Ax

The single bit axe is a more common ax and offers a number advantages. Its design is optimal to that all the torque (rotational power caused by swinging around a pivot point- the shoulder) behind the one bit it possesses. The poll is hardened in some axes (notably Wetterlings) and can therefore be used for hammering. A single bit axe can also be batoned and, when combined with hard wood wedges, even a small hatchet can split an entire hardwood tree when in the hands of a skilled user.

Double Bit Ax

A double bit axe offers various advantages. It is usually symmetrical around a center line. This offers balance you will not find in a single bit axe. While it can’t be batoned. The two blades are often ground differently to offer splitting and cutting profiled offering a large degree of versatility in a single tool. When applied to a hatchet sized axe this is known as a Nessmuk grind after the famous author of that name.

In Conclusion

Here at Top Tree LLC, we strive to be the best at what we do.  In order to do that, we ensure that our practices are consistent with optimal tree care, our arborists are properly trained, and our customer service is top notch.  If you are searching for a superior tree service company in Benton City, we would like to earn your business.

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