Making chips with the Yardmax 6.5HP belt drive 3″ Chipper YW7565 about 2 hours of run time and 1 jam

I bought this Yardmax 6.5HP belt drive Chipper last fall and ran it around 10 hours. Each of these pug loads take me around 1/2 to 45 minutes to chip. With its 10:1 reduction it makes nice sized chips great for in gardens plant pots etc. There a little smaller than the commercial chips but a lot bigger than those made by cheaper chipper shredders.

I purchased this from home depot for around $770 with tax. I have owned other cheaper chippers in the past and none of them came close to what this Yardmax chipper can do. Once I have to flip/replace the blades I will probably do a formal review/overview but for now I am extremely happy with my purchase.

Tools used In the video

Some of the things I like about this chipper

  • It makes large chips so cuts faster and wears the blades slower bigger chips = less cuts per branch.
  • Large metal “self feeding” feed chute. It’s gravity feed but works well, you have to help it if there are branches left.
  • Belt drive that you can disengage the motor from the cutting wheel makes for easy starts and more safety.
  • Nice wheels/design for push/pulling it around, wouldn’t be hard to add a hitch to pull it behind something ether.

Music from youtube music library 9th Symphony, Finale (by Beethoven) – Beethoven

Verizon 4G/5G unlimited data, talk, txt with tethering/hotspot for only $40/month W Visible Wireless

Yes you now can really have unlimited data for under $40 a month with no contract and no data limits. The provider is called Visible www.Visible.com and is owned by Verizon. They use verizon towers and at no extra cost offer 5g where available. There service starts at $40 a month but has a few ways to lower that cost. They also have sign up promotions etc.

If after watching the video & or reading the wall of text below if your interested in trying there service. I would appreciate it if you used my referral code 3hnMRw & or join my party to get service as low as $25 a month https://www.visible.com/p/RepairmanJared

Since the begging of the year I have been testing there service in Cotton MN out in the woods. The only internet service available to me here is slow dsl or slow satellite “hopefully star-link fast satellite soon”. I basically max out at 8Mb/s down and 768kbps up which I pay around 40 dollars a month for. With my Visible service I get similar down and around double to triple the upload.

Depending on where you are you may get even better results. Use https://www.cellmapper.net/ to locate your nearest Verizon towers then you can also download a cell info app for your phone. I liked Network Cell Info Lite by M2Catalyst, LLC.

My nearest Verizon cell tower is about 7 miles away as the bird flies through the woods etc. Because of this I don’t receive a very good signal at ground level “I am in a low area”. However I went on amazon and purchased a Cell Phone Signal Booster with outdoor antenna for $120 https://amzn.to/2OCcj8J which I mounted on a 20 foot mast. With this I now get a very good 4G signal in my house.

The biggest thing for me is having a second source of decent internet I can use for uploads etc while I am using my dsl for other things. For instance recently I have been uploading lets play videos. These files are massive and they take a long time to upload. While the Visible internet is generally around twice as fast at uploading than my dsl. It is still a multi hour process however I can do it while still using my dsl. Which is a huge improvement for me. So now I can upload higher quality and longer videos without having to worry about tieing up my internet connection.

Another benefit I stumbled on is in windows it will use both of your connections at once if your tethered to speed up downloads etc. As you can see in my video it can over double my download speeds. For now I am more than happy with what it does offer me for only $40 a month. I get another internet service on top of my dsl which can double my download speeds and allow me to upload a lot more content.

Personally I have been looking for years for a affordable alternative to my dsl. While I wouldn’t say this is quite an alternative it is a very nice additional service. However if I didn’t have a wired internet source at my house this would make a great alternative to slow satellite.

Reasons why this may not make a good main internet source for you is.

Supposedly they limit your download speed to 5Mb/s when teathering on 4g “I have not noticed this”.

You will need an unlocked phone that works with Verizon you can check if your phone will work here https://www.visible.com/shop/compatibility

Other than those there really are not any other downsides that I see.

First time chainsaw milling using the simplest & cheapest method. Milling ash with a 30cc Stihl 170!

I believe I have found the simplest and cheapest method for chainsaw milling. I explain how it works while I attempt chainsaw milling for the first time ever. At first I use a saw I bought 5 years ago specifically for milling “A used Stihl 460 magnum”. At 76+ cc and $600+ used this is about the smallest saw most recommend for milling on an Alaskan or similar milling system.

Unfortunately for me at the end of the first cut this saw seized up. So if I wanted to finish I had to use my much smaller Stihl 170 magnum. Having less than half the power “30cc” with an Oregon Powersharp bar and chain https://amzn.to/3oRmDq5 I wasn’t expecting much. However I really really wanted to mill some slabs after waiting over 5 years to do so. To skip ahead to see the very first full slab cut off with the Stihl 170 go to 9:50

Note: I purposely did not speed up or edit any of the actual milling sequences. I wanted them to be real time so you could see how long it took to mill. As well as hear how hard the saw is working. The log in the video is a 2 foot long, 16″ dia black ash. That I cut down a few days before.

I got the basic idea for this method from Advoko MAKES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qz64ELkxdA definitely check out his channel and subscribe. He only puts out about 1 video a month but there worth watching.

Quick test of the 2500 lumen 18-Volt ONE+ Hybrid LED Spotlight “as bright as led car high beams”

Just a quick test/demo of this new Ryobi 2500 lumen 18-Volt ONE+ Hybrid LED Spotlight. That you can purchase here https://amzn.to/34K3VZ6 . I bought this because I have a bit of a flashlight fetish. Ever since I was young watching the x-files watching them use those big beam inducing flashlights. I have wanted one that could do the same and now I finally have one. The light this puts out is incredible, the video barely does it justice. I have not yet tested the 12 volt option. “It comes with a cigarette lighter cable so you can power it off of a vehicle instead of the 18 volt battery”. I may put a plug on the tractor for that. But considering it has up to a 4 hour run time on a 4.0 Ah LITHIUM+ Battery. I don’t know if I will really use the 12 volt option.

Unboxing $110 AKASO Brave 6 Plus 4k30fps 20mp touch screen action camera “Raw cam vids linked”

A quick unboxing and touch screen demo of the Akaso Brave 6 Plus 4k30fps 20mp touch screen action camera. I received this camera free for review however I am already considering purchasing a second. This is the best action camera I have ever used mainly do to how simple and intuitive it is to use. Also having great battery life and excellent video quality are not detractors ether. For $110 on amazon https://amzn.to/35F8upQ its almost a no brainer. Following is a list of all the raw un-edited videos I took using this camera so far.

4k Time Lapse 10 sec interval https://youtu.be/FRFqQY30k-c

I bought myself a 3d printer for $156.99

So I actually bought 2 3d printers. A Anet a6 which I got a full refund on because of all the issues it had and a Kingroon 180 off of amazon that has been fantastic https://amzn.to/35NWezQ . I have never used a 3d printer before so I have been learning a lot. My biggest worry was learning a 3d design program but Tinkercad has made that easy. My first prints have been camera covers for my Wyze cameras so I can use them outdoors. I simply downloaded another design I liked then went ahead and modified it to my liking. You can see my resulting design here https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4100285 as well as a few pics of the completed prints.

Springer Spaniel/Border Collie gets her own stock tank to cool off in.

I picked up this 90 gallon stock tank with low walls from Fleet Farm for my dog. This gives her somewhere to cool off when she is stuck in the yard on hot days. It’s also a nice place to get her clean after she cools off in the ditches and mud puddles. I believe this model cost 70 dollars, they don’t carry it anymore though. Sorry for the puppy talk…. video was just to cute not to share. She uses this tank quite a bit during the summer.

Diy 5 gallon rabbit water bottle bucket

How I made a 5 gallon water bottle for rabbits using a bucket and rabbit drinking nipples. The water nipples I used in this video are these https://amzn.to/2R8RqRU . You should be able to use this process to make any size water bottle for your rabbits. I used a 5 gallon bucket so I can put a bucket heaters/stock tank heaters inside it for winter. I’m putting multiple nipples on so I can place this inside one tractor then have a nipple go through to the other. That way I only need to heat 1 bucket this winter for both tractors.

Straw hat with solar powered fan by Kool Breeze Solar Hats

Kool Breeze koolbreezesolarhats.com makes these cool “pun intended” solar powered hats with a fan built into them. I have used this hat all summer and it has worked great. You may be asking why I am posting this in the fall. Well 2 reasons 1 sales, I would assume there will be sales on these on the off season. Secondly I did not want to recommend it without testing it which I did all summer. I would also recommend a moisture wicking skull cap to wear under the hat.
Here are a few of my favorites
Mission Enduracool Cooling Helmet Liner https://amzn.to/2XrOfFN
Under Armour Unisex-Adult Mesh II Skull Cap https://amzn.to/2Qz0uPp
Mission VaporActive Cooling Skull Cap https://amzn.to/2KBnxpf
Under Armour Men’s ArmourVent Skull Cap https://amzn.to/2QuYnMI
I wear one of these any time I am doing enough work to make my head sweat. Being practically bald there a great way to keep sweat out of your eyes and keep you cooler. I am not affiliated at all with kool breeze hats, I just like there product, however if you purchase an item on amazon using my links I may get a small commission.

Where the rabbits were eating grass in there tractors for 6 weeks with close up bunny footage.

Showing where the rabbit tractors have been for the last 6 weeks. The grass in these areas started off being 4-8 inches tall and now it is right down to the ground. Starting at 1:52 is time lapse video of my male rabbit eating grass right after I first got him. At 2:08 is some closeup footage of the rabbits and there new feeder I installed. Get it here https://amzn.to/2pjboh5 . I then talk about there winter stand and a few minor modifications I made to the tractors. The wire I used to make the top of there winter stand is this https://amzn.to/2qMhNly