Bailey’s News

News, Views and Commentary on the World of Woodcutting

The Indispensable Chainsaw Stump Vise Filing Tool

by dotcompost 19. November 2011 01:03

For years professional loggers have used this handy little filing assistant for sharpening their chains on the bar in the woods. However, not all part-time woodcutters and weekend warriors are aware of just how much help this little tool can provide when sharpening your saw chain outside of your shop or garage. Nik Bailey explains the proper use and advantages of the indispensible stump vise. After the scrench, the stump vise is probably a woodcutter's next best friend! We offer stump vises in just about every flavor (Husqvarna, Oregon, Stihl, WoodlandPRO and Carlton). Click here to take a look. But first, click PLAY...

Good cutting,
dotcompost

Save on Lucas Portable Sawmill Mill Demo Units at the Paul Bunyan Show & Sawmill Shootout in Cambridge, Ohio, October 7-9, 2011

by dotcompost 20. September 2011 17:27

FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED SPECIAL OFFER!
Our Paul Bunyan "Shootout" demo units will be available for sale in Cambridge, Ohio!

LUCAS PORTABLE SWING BLADE SAWMILLS - We will be bringing a 6" Lucas Mill Model 618 and a 10" Lucas Mill Model 1030 to the show. You can save in two ways. First, if you pick it up at the show you'll save on shipping and second, we're offering the 18 horse power 6" demo unit for only $11,499 ($1,000 savings off the current SALE price) and the 30 horse power 10" demo unit for only $16,999 ($2,000 savings off the current SALE price)! Just pay for the mill ahead of time and pick it up after the show on Sunday! Our operators will even give you a free quick lesson if you show up a little early. These machines only have a few hours of use - just enough time to break it in for you. There's only one each available at these prices, so if you're interested, give our Lucas Mill specialist, Doug Coughlin, a call today at 1-800-322-4539 extension 228.

As an added bonus, if you purchase one of these units you can brag to all of your friends that Stihl Timbersports World Champion, David Bolstad "broke" your mill in for you!

Good cutting,
dotcompost

Nik Bailey Discusses the Pros and Cons of the Oregon Powersharp Chainsaw Cutting System

by dotcompost 8. July 2011 01:19

Last week a customer asked us via our facebook page what our thoughts were on the Oregon Powersharp. Bluntly put, he asked "So does it really work?" Well, I talked to Nik Bailey about this because he spent quite a bit of time testing the system at the Bailey tree farm in Northern California. Nik gave me a bunch of great information that I then dutifully posted to facebook. After I was done, I thought, "Gee, it sure would be a whole heck of a lot easier if I just sat Nik down and made a quick video with him on the topic." So, here you go. I took this on my Android phone, so the audio quality is just "okay," but if you're considering giving the Oregon Powersharp a try, Nik has some good information for you. Just click PLAY!

You can also check out Oregon's own Powersharp video and my previous blog post on the topic, here.

Good cutting,
dotcompost

Baileysonline.com Has a New Look!

by dotcompost 3. May 2011 00:27

For some time now. the Bailey's design team has been working behind the scenes on a new look for the baileysonline.com website (in between producing catalogs and flyers). Today we're proud to announce the launch of the newly designed site. In addition to the some of the obvious bells and whistles, the cleaner and updated "look," we will be populating the site with more images, more image views and larger images over the next few months. Your feedback is important, so please feel free to leave any thoughts, comments or constructive criticism on our facebook page or by using our contact us page.

Good cutting,
dotcompost

Hit the Like Button and Enter Bailey's First Facebook Contest!

by dotcompost 11. April 2011 22:50

Our first facebook contest! Okay, here's an easy one for Bailey's customers: Become a fan of Bailey's on Facebook and leave a comment with the chainsaw model(s) you own/run on our CONTEST POST. On Friday, April 15, 2011 around 4PM PST we'll choose 3 winners at random from the comments to win a Bailey's T-shirt and Camo Bailey's Baseball Cap. If you're not already a fan of Bailey's on Facebook, just click the link and hit the Like button at the top of the page. From there, just follow the instructions above. Fine print: US residents only, please. Good luck!

Good cutting,
dotcompost

2011 Great Portable Sawmill Shootout Partners with The Official Paul Bunyan Show

by dotcompost 3. February 2011 20:13

It was recently announced that the 2011 Great Portable Sawmill Shootout will move just a bit closer to us over here on the Left Coast. Here at Bailey's we think the move to partner with The Official Paul Bunyan Show at the Guernsery County Fairgrounds in Ohio this October is a great decision. The dates for the event are October 7-9, 2011 - much later in the year than previous years. The Shootout should find a much broader audience and be good for the niche industry of portable milling. The nice thing about these larger events is that the general public can see first hand, the care, hard work and conservation that goes into a portable milling operation. They can learn about how many of us work hard to properly manage our land and resources. On the competition front, we've confirmed that the Lucas / Bailey's team this year will once again include the incredible Five-Time Stihl Timbersports Champion, David Bolstad. At the last Shootout in 2009, the Lucas team (led by David Bolstad) finished their logs in 35 minutes, 35 seconds, for a cutting rate of 583 board feet per hour. Our tailer, Casey Comer, credited David's technique of milling the logs flat and then turning them for improving the yield from the logs. Their final tally of 583 board feet was 9% greater than the log scale — a higher overrun than most of the bandsaws were able to attain. We expect big things from these guys again this year... Please join us in Ohio this October!

Good cutting,
dotcompost

Free UPS Ground Shipping for Orders Over $200 is BACK!

by dotcompost 12. January 2011 18:53

bailey's new year sale flyerfree ups ground shipping for orders over $200

Our New Year Sale Flyer is just now hitting the streets and our customers mailboxes. You'll find hundreds of your favorite products at low, low sale prices! In addition to super sale prices -- back by popular demand, is our *FREE UPS GROUND SHIPPING offer for orders over $200 shipped in the continental United States (excludes truck shipments and certain heavy items). It's only back for a limited engagement, so to take advantage of this offer you'll need to get your order in by February 28, 2011.

Good cutting and Happy New Year all of our valued customers,
dotcompost

So You Wanna Build a Log Home?

by dotcompost 2. December 2010 23:49

Building a log home can be very rewarding, but it can also be complicated and dangerous if not done correctly or with the right training under your belt. If you're considering building a log home, we highly suggest you search out training from a qualified school or builder. Alaska Log Structures up near Anchorage, Alaska offers a comprehensive 10-day course that covers everything from safety to purchasing materials to hands on training in the actual building process. For more information, please check out their website. Bailey's offers a wide variety of woodworking and log handling tools to help log home builders, too. 

Happy scribing this holiday season!
dotcompost

Time for a Change? The 36 Cent Chainsaw Bar Guage Determination Tool

by dotcompost 12. November 2010 22:15

Bailey's 36 cent bar gauge determination tool

Numbers worn off your bar? Forget the last time you ordered a bar or chain for your chainsaw? Dog ate your chainsaw manual? If you don't have a good way to measure your bar groove, perhaps it's time for a change. Now you too, can have a Bar Gauge Tool for the low, low price of only 36 cents. Each of the coins below will fit snugly in the corresponding gauge chainsaw bar groove.

Quarter = .063 gauge
Penny = .058 gauge
Dime = .050 gauge

Once you figure out your chainsaw bar's gauge, be sure to check out our comprehensive selection of chainsaw bars and saw chain!

Good cutting,
dotcompost

Survey Says: Bailey's Customer Service Reps are Top-Shelf!

by dotcompost 14. October 2010 17:39

Bailey's Customer Service Representative Doug Coughlin

I don't like to take up this space with self-congratulatory banter, but when this testimonial came in from a customer satisfaction survey, I really felt like I needed to share it. The truth is that our representatives get these kind of comments and feedback quite often, but it's not always in writing. We always appreciate hearing from our customers, so please let us know the good, the bad and the ugly. We'll always work hard to try to make things right. This firewood cutting "wood stover" is representative of many of us who work here at Bailey's and a growing portion of our best customers:

"I was referred to you folks by a logger friend of mine. I'm just a wood stover, but I cut a lot of poles to heat my home. I was brought up in a wood stoving house and most of my friends here in New England are wood stovers. Your associate (Doug xt228) was top-shelf in terms of courtesy, helpfulness and expertise. I am going to refer everyone I know that cuts, to contact Bailey's for saw needs because I am way impressed with all of the above. We may not be loggers, but things break and we need parts for our equipment with the best of them. I'm going to tell all of my friends and family about Doug and Bailey's. Thank you and good luck in these tough economic times!"

Among his many talents, Doug is also our resident Lucas Mill expert. Keep up the good work, Doug!

Good cutting,
dotcompost

About Bailey's Blog

Welcome to the Bailey's blog. We've set up our blog as a place for Bailey's employees to share news and views on a wide variety of topics with our customers and vendors. Bailey's has served the wood products, tree care and landscaping industries as well as land and homeowners for well over 3 decades. We offer a wide variety of chainsaws and outdoor power equipment, saw chain, bars, OEM and aftermarket replacement parts and 1000s of products for those who work outdoors.

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