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by Trailsawyer
May 9th, 2019, 7:54 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON A totaly differnt (Inverse) method of filing
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 7637

Re: A totaly differnt (Inverse) method of filing

I would think that it would cut well..... and that it would be quite easy to re-sharpen the "points" without changing the set or height of the tooth?
Let us know!
by Trailsawyer
May 9th, 2019, 7:44 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Chain saw question
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 558

Re: Chain saw question

Very little dirt is needed to take the edges off of your chain....... as you now know! All "dirt" is not equal, but i've never found any that was good to cut! On the bad end of the spectrum, volcanic ash can ruin a chain VERY quickly. At least you can sharpen a chain in minutes, rather than hours on...
by Trailsawyer
April 2nd, 2019, 11:55 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON 2019 Firewood
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 331

2019 Firewood

It's time to get busy cutting firewood again! I recently had to take down a Noble Fir in my back yard, 34" diameter at the stump - only 42 years old! After cleaning up the "mess", I have a 50' log to use as a test log for my saws - while turning it into firewood. LOTS of big knots to work around... ...
by Trailsawyer
March 14th, 2019, 9:01 pm
ForumCOLON Filing Tools
TopicCOLON Morin Gauge
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 6825

Re: Morin Gauge

Hello Brother Ben! Welcome to the forum. I have several Morin raker gauges, and none have any significant slope perpendicluar to the saw. My best guess as to why someone would slope a filing plate that way would be to try and keep the raker top square with the vertical centerline of the saw when wor...
by Trailsawyer
March 4th, 2019, 9:32 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Simonds 520 RAINIER ?
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 3094

Re: Simonds 520 RAINIER ?

A cut down example of a Simonds Rainer on EBay....... "Up for bid in this auction is a Rare 5 1/2 ft. Simonds "Rainier" Two Man Cross Cut Logging Saw with Western Handles made for Seattle Hdwe Co. This saw has all its teeth in the Lance Tooth Pattern, has some stains, some light pitting, and a etch ...
by Trailsawyer
August 19th, 2018, 9:03 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Cant Hook or Peavey
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 2064

Re: Cant Hook or Peavey

167904229_46RH5Kpy_89.jpg Another tool that is being used by our BCHW trail crews is a high lift jack. They are heavy, but if you have a good mule to pack your gear, they are worth the weight! The jack can be used to eliminate bottom bind or move heavy cut logs from the trail. Photos of our 2018 we...
by Trailsawyer
April 8th, 2018, 11:50 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Saw Heat Treating
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 2778

Re: Saw Heat Treating

Interesting tests Jim!
I'm looking forward to seeing a "simple" method for hardening a saw without cracking or excessive distortion......
by Trailsawyer
October 30th, 2017, 8:53 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON help with peeling bark off ponderosa pine.
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1025

Re: help with peeling bark off ponderosa pine.

All of Jim's suggestions will get the bark off...... but putting it back together would be the hard part! :(
I would probably get out the 48" bar and the 046 Stihl, then start bore cutting and carving out he wood - leaving an inch or so shell to hold it together?
Take pictures!
by Trailsawyer
September 12th, 2017, 8:27 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Superior,ID. saw
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 4133

Re: Superior,ID. saw

This is an unusual pattern, for sure!
I suspect that it might be an Atkins, as I have seen the directional rakers on their drag saw blades.
The closest thing I have found is in the 1941 Atkins catalog - model/style No. 542. The 542 has the directional rakers the full length of the saw however.
by Trailsawyer
May 3rd, 2017, 8:06 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON The Pitted Saw
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 14361

Re: The Pitted Saw

20170411_125748.jpg 20170411_125808.jpg After seeing what Jim did with his pitted saw, I decided to work on a 6 ft. "wall hanger" that I had out in the wood shed. It had lots of rust and pitting, but I had bought it to get a nice pair of handles. The tooth length indicated that it had not been used...