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Demo Day 2014

by dotcompost 10. April 2014 17:32

Once again Bailey’s is throwing open their doors and rolling out large equipment to show you how to turn downed trees in to dollars. We’ll be showing off our new baby the D & L Timbertech 10” Portable Sawmill as well as the tried and true Logosol PH260 Planer. For those that want to get serious with chainsaw mills we’ll have the Logosol M8 ready to show its stuff too.

Our guys are going to make this a party for the whole family with giveaways and a free BBQ all day long. We’ll be doing the full show once in the morning and again in the afternoon. You’ll be meeting the Pro Milling Specialist team at Bailey’s who’ll be ready to answer any question you can fire at them. Everything, but the secret to the barbeque sauce, that is!

Hope to see you there!

1210 Commerce Ave., Suite 8
Woodland, CA 95776

Bailey's Announces $9.95 Flat Rate Shipping Offer for Lower 48 United States

by dotcompost 15. January 2014 19:13

Here at Bailey's, we know shipping costs are a common complaint, especially among our customers in the Eastern United States. Because of this, we are running a Flat Rate Shipping pilot program for a short time this Winter (not-so-fine-print-disclaimer: excludes select oversized and heavy-weight items). If you like it, please let us know. Better yet, if you like it, please use it. Why wait? Start shopping NOW!

Final Day for Husqvarna Days Christmas Rewards and Mail-In Rebates

by dotcompost 23. December 2013 18:25

Tomorrow (December 24, 2013) is the final day to receive rebates on select Husqvarna outdoor power equipment, including the popular 455 Rancher chainsaw. Order by December 24, 2013 and you are eligible to receive a pre-paid gift card from Husqvarna. Value varies per unit. See product page for details. Click here to see the elligible product list (771K pdf file). Click here for the rebate form (116K pdf file). NOTE: Claim form must be postmarked by January 24th, 2014 and received by January 31st, 2014.

Bailey's Red Dawg Work Boots Stand the Test of Time - Customer Testimonial

by dotcompost 6. May 2013 17:46

Recently we received this message and photo from Bailey's customer and Certified Arborist, Mark Malmstrom, regarding his Red Dawg boots. We've heard many similar stories over the years. Thank you, Mark for the message and great picture!

"I wanted to send a photo of my two pairs of Red Dawg boots.  After about 8 years of hard use I decided to get a new pair - same model. The simple construction is durable and they don't get hot. The unlined leather breathes and is cooler than my light weight hikers. Great product that I would recommend to anyone looking for a high quality arborist/logging boot. When I took the newer pair in for some touch up stitching the shoe cobbler guessed that I had paid in the neighborhood of $400.

"We sometimes work in rivers and canals and get our feet wet. Because my Red Dawgs are unlined plain leather, they dry quickly - a Goretex boot that gets water in it or a lined boot will not dry while you are wearing them. However, the Red Dawgs dry out just fine and it makes a huge difference in comfort. I've also used them extensively with spurs and they are great.

"Great boot, great value."

Mark Malmstrom
Certified Arborist
Total Tree Care, Inc.

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Good cutting,
dotcompost

Anatomy of an Axe

by dotcompost 18. April 2013 22:21

Here at Bailey's, we sell a lot of axes. I mean A LOT of axes! Many of us employees have our own small arsenal, too. Not because we necesarily need several axes taking up space in our garages, but just because they're really cool tools, and well, when you need an axe, you NEED an axe! Because of customer requests (demand) we now carry lines from just about every manufactuerer you can think of including: Council Tool, Fiskars, Wetterlings, Husqvarna, Truper, SOG (tactical axes), Silky (hatchets), Ochsenkopf, and many more... As a tribute to the mighty Axe, we asked our senior graphic designer to create the illustration below, outlining the Anatomy of an Axe. Amaze all of your friends with this incredible, newly found knowledge by slipping phrases into your conversation like, "Yeah, yesterday I broke the haft on my axe right in the middle of the belly, but thankfully Bailey's stocks a complete line of quality replacement handles..." or "The other day I bought a new German-made Ochsenkopf. Unfortunately, I had to touch up the heel of the bit because I accidentally nicked it on a rock when I was hewing some timbers for my new log home." Enjoy.

As always, good cutting (or chopping as the case may be),
dotcompost

Building a Cabin in Alaska Wilderness with the Logosol M5 Chainsaw Mill: Day 20

by dotcompost 21. February 2013 23:41

Day 20

Cabin 6/13/11

Finally got back up to the cabin after break-up, everything looked good with the exception of a few visits from Mr. Black Bear. Bear got in and decided a couple of ventilation holes need to be added to the inside surface of the house wrap behind the siding. Only pocked 4 small holes in it that can easily be fixed with scrap pieces and tape, he also decided to take a taste from an edge of one of the clap siding boards but only a small taste. Siding looked good with no cracks from drying, even on the south wall. All of the vertical post have vertical splits in them but I figured they would check out as they dried like log houses do. Hauled the canoe up in my boat and left it at the lake for future use (a small canoe trip is needed from the main river to get to the cabin). Foundation still seems level, plan on bringing up the laser level next trip to check if there was any settling. Planning on hauling up windows and insulation when it gets in on the barge. Looking forward to milling lumber again for trimming out the windows. Will post more photos in the next couple of weeks. Maybe black bear sausage as well!

Approaching cabin in canoe from the south.

Cabin south wall.

View from cabin looking east.

Building a Cabin in Alaska Wilderness with the Logosol M5 Chainsaw Mill: Day 19

by dotcompost 14. February 2013 17:20

Day 19

Cabin 4/18/11

Got the metal on, getting things wrapped up and put away for break up. Will start working on it again in June when I can travel up by boat.

View from lake

Front of cabin

Another shot from the lake

View from main snogo trail

9 year old son Koby heading home on his Bravo 

Will post more pics in June, hoping the black bears don't tear things up too bad between now and then, they will probably have fun with the house wrap on the inside.

Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 20!

Building a Cabin in Alaska Wilderness with the Logosol M5 Chainsaw Mill: Day 18

by dotcompost 31. January 2013 22:54

Day 18

Cabin 4/16/11

1x6 skip boards in place

Eave and Gable trim in place and all ready for metal.

Plan on putting metal in place on Sunday.

Snow melting on trail in front of Cabin, got in the 50's in the afternoon.

Pulled mill of the ice so it doesn't become an anchor, put it in the cabin for the summer work after break up.

Snow melting around the arctic oven, hoping to get one more weekend to get things done until June.

Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 19!

Building a Cabin in Alaska Wilderness with the Logosol M5 Chainsaw Mill: Day 17

by dotcompost 25. January 2013 00:22

Day 17

Cabin Building 4/13/11

Haven't put up pics for a couple of weeks because I can't remember to bring my camera. Got all but one of the trusses done last weekend, only have one more to make in the jig. Have them up on the top plates ready for 1x skip sheeting before putting on the metal roof.

Started moving slabs of the ice and stacking them for next years fire wood. Spring is on the way, maybe 2 or 3 weekends left before traveling by snowmachine will not be possible. Great days for building now with daylight hours from 7 am to 11 pm.

Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 17!

 

Building a Cabin in Alaska Wilderness with the Logosol M5 Chainsaw Mill: Day 15

by dotcompost 10. January 2013 20:01

Day 15

Cabin 3/20/11

Worked on putting siding on this weekend.

House wrap installed and siding story board marks made on wall.

South wall left side done.

Right courses done up to top of window.

South wall finished with siding.

Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 16!

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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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