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Bumpyroad

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Posted: 03/27/20 11:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

out of curiosity, I noted at HD? IIRC three different battery powered mowers. up to 40 volt AIR. seems that they would be great for a small yard.
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Posted: 03/30/20 05:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Sven saw" works well, very light and portable.


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I carry everything from a Sven Saw and DB Axe to electric saws to small Poulans to Big A** professional Stihls.

For the PA-12, it's usually just the Sven Saw (trying to stay light).

For the Jeep Wrangler on the existing trail to the cabin, it's usually the electric saw, sometimes if I'm feeling energetic when loading, the small gas Poulan.

For the established trail to the cabin or for the (relatively few) backcountry dirt roads in AK, I've never needed more than the electric saw or small Poulan to deal with deadfall or blowdowns..but part of that is that I rarely have to make more than one cut and I'm able to winch the tree out of the way.

I carried one of the wire saws on the snow-go for a couple of winters: never "had" to use it, but when I used it to see how it worked, I had a real struggle keeping it oriented right to cut efficiently and eventually gave up on the concept. Sven Saw or a campers axe was a better choice for me.


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Posted: 03/30/20 12:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That has been around for decades in one form or another, but I'll keep my folding saw for emergencies and my battery saws all for the rest.


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Here is this handy little folding saw cutting up fire wood on a back packing through hike a few years back in the Canadian Rockies. Cuts through this dry snag in around 30 seconds if the blade is sharp. Takes up almost no room and is light. I still use this saw for firewood even if truck camping.

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I have been using one of these folding saws for years and still have it in my toolbox. Cuts easily and stores in very little space without worrying about puncturing your skin while looking around. [emoticon]
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BarneyS wrote:

I have been using one of these folding saws for years and still have it in my toolbox. Cuts easily and stores in very little space without worrying about puncturing your skin while looking around. [emoticon]
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I have one of these saws and they are quite sharp. Good for branches/ pruning. I bought it originally for back packing because it is so light and folds up nicely. It will cut through 6" wood if you have all day. If you want to butcher a steer, a very sharp 4"paring knife will work but a 14" sharp butcher knife will get the job done much quicker.Also, all of the regular wood saws all have handles where you have your fingers at right angle to your bade and thumb grasping the handle giving you lots of power on the cut. The opinel,s handle is more or less in line with the blade giving you less power on the cut. Just my personal experience.

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