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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. 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, causing property damage.
Last edited: Feb 10, Estimated Reading Time: 7 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.
Sep 28, An angled back cut serves no positive purpose but it does have the negatives that TreePointer stated. There is no need to angle the back cut at all. It serves no purpose. You should not only make the back cut perfectly level but make it 2 inches higher than the stumpdelimbing.barted Reading Time: 11 mins.
When an angle cut tree does break loose it will slide forward off the stump, and in most cases fall backwards as the base of the tree hits the ground. Figure 1: Angle vs. flat direction of force. Figure 2: With vs. cross grain breaking of wood. Figure 3: Angle cut tree falls backwards.