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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Default Recommendations for cutting trees along trail (portable hand saws, chainsaws, etc)

Hey Everybody.

I don't like Chainsaws. Noisy, heavy, brutish things.

But the person who does most of the chainsaw work for the trails up here is retired and isn't around as much as he used to be.

I want to pick up some of the slack, but I don't really want to pick up the chainsaw.

I'm looking for recommendations for good portable handsaws that can get through logs up to (probably max) 30 cm logs (mostly less than that) in short order.

The three things I'm looking at are:

A bucksaw. Not necessarily this one, but have heard the metal ones can be noisy.

A handsaw.

A Pocket Chainsaw.


Anyone have experience with more than one of these devices and able to recommend one over the other? Perhaps a favourite brand? Or just tell me to suck it up and carry the chansaw?

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I only have experience with a bow saw which is similar to a buck saw. The narrow blade flexes too much when cutting straight into a thick tree which makes it difficult to move the saw back and forth. I guess the trick there is to cut a V notch instead.
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^chain blades are designed to cut in one direction.



Consider either a two person hand saw or chainsaw. Many used Stihl or Husky found used online will make your work easier and final result will look better too.

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If you want to get the job done quick and be able to handle many sizes of logs, get something like this, that doesn't twist and flex, and cuts a good kerf, keeping the cut clean. These saws are not cheap but you will be a trail clearing machine with one: https://crosscutsaw.com/product-cate.../one-man-saws/
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If you want to get the job done quick and be able to handle many sizes of logs, get something like this, that doesn't twist and flex, and cuts a good kerf, keeping the cut clean. These saws are not cheap but you will be a trail clearing machine with one: https://crosscutsaw.com/product-cate.../one-man-saws/
Ooh. Yes. This was actually my original idea, but I didn't know they made these anymore.
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Ooh. Yes. This was actually my original idea, but I didn't know they made these anymore.
Except, you know, for those logging events you see on TV. And, like, say, Luge, one of those obscure events you see on TV, I didn't know you could actually go out and buy. Wait, can you go out and buy a luge? Not easily. "athletes do not buy their own equipment. USA. Luge has a supply of sleds and helmets to use for athletes that are just getting started in the sport. "

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One other idea is an electric chainsaw. Milwaulkee make a pretty good system, but could be expensive with the right batteries.
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an interesting question. I too was looking for it
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