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Poppy

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I don't know about the Korean Tiger mosquito, but according to NJ.com, this has been another banner year for Jersey mosquitos.

Minnesota has Paul Bunyan. The Southwest has Pecos Bill. We have the Jersey Skeeter — distinguished from all others, supposedly, by their size, aggression and uncanny ability to zero in, like a heat-seeking missile, on the tiniest patch of bare skin.

We are however being infested by "Spotted Lanternflies" a crop molesting invasive pest. We're instructed to take a picture and report their location, and to squish them!

The lanternfly is an invasive species from China that wreaks havoc on agriculture. They aren't physically harmful to humans, but they threaten everything from oak, walnut and poplar trees to grapes, almonds and fruit orchards. It was first detected in the U.S. in Pennsylvania in 2014, but it has now spread to at least nine states, primarily in the Northeast. Growing numbers have been spotted in New York City this summer.

 

chip100t

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For branches less than 2 inches think a 6.5 inch circular saw beats the pants off a chainsaw in ease of use. It is only when you start getting larger than that, that a chain saw comes into play as smaller limbs not attached to the tree are hard to handle using a chain saw but a circular saw has a lot less kickback, weighs less, is quieter and you can easily use it with one hand all day.


A neighbour of a friend of mine needed to prune a tree in his back garden and somehow fitted a circular saw blade to a 5” angle grinder removing the guard in the process and ended up losing a hand.
 

Lynx_Arc

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For branches less than 2 inches think a 6.5 inch circular saw beats the pants off a chainsaw in ease of use. It is only when you start getting larger than that, that a chain saw comes into play as smaller limbs not attached to the tree are hard to handle using a chain saw but a circular saw has a lot less kickback, weighs less, is quieter and you can easily use it with one hand all day.


A neighbour of a friend of mine needed to prune a tree in his back garden and somehow fitted a circular saw blade to a 5” angle grinder removing the guard in the process and ended up losing a hand.
That is a huge amount more dangerous as 360 degrees of a saw blade unprotected leaves you no way to manage kickback at all, removing the protection from saws is just plain stupid overall. With the guard on it as long as you keep the blade side pointing away from you and minimize chances of kickback it is pretty safe.
 

LEDphile

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That is a huge amount more dangerous as 360 degrees of a saw blade unprotected leaves you no way to manage kickback at all, removing the protection from saws is just plain stupid overall. With the guard on it as long as you keep the blade side pointing away from you and minimize chances of kickback it is pretty safe.
Removing the guard from an angle grinder (even without a saw blade in it) is also a poor choice, unless you happen to like shards of abrasive wheel embedded in your body.
 

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I recently obtained a Ryobi one+ reciprocating saw (Sawzall) and used it with a pruning blade to cut some tree roots, closer to the ground. They were high enough that my lawn mower blade would hit them.
 

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Removing the guard from an angle grinder (even without a saw blade in it) is also a poor choice, unless you happen to like shards of abrasive wheel embedded in your body.
I agree, I've never needed to remove the guard and definitely do not remove it when using a cutting wheel on it as they can literally explode into pieces throwing pieces that can slice off smaller body parts. For using a grinding wheel I've removed the guard on a very few occasions when there was no room at all to fit it in there with it on. I know that on some job sites OSHA folks demand you have both guard and the handle on them just to use them at all. It is important to use a handle too as kickbacks can find you gouging yourself by surprise.
 

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The swing away jar openener tool still works.
 
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