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Gravity Chopping

chopper 1 in hand

The improvised spring repair on the chopper 1 has been holding up very well these past 2 weeks.

Before that I was using it with only one spring working and I can't really tell a big difference since I got them both going.

I think in most cases gravity helps the fingers return to home position when the axe is being pulled back for a swing and I suspect the springs help to prevent a strike while the finger is fully extended.

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