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by PATCsawyer
December 9th, 2023, 6:12 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Removing P-Lance Bridges
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 1321

Re: Removing P-Lance Bridges

...........in the West most all large timber professional bucking was single bucking and a heavy stiff saw is required. Now I think that the idea that single bucking is efficient and in many cases likely safer then double bucking has been over looked by many modern sawyers. Jim - A stiff saw is cer...
by PATCsawyer
December 9th, 2023, 5:55 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Removing P-Lance Bridges
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 1321

Re: Removing P-Lance Bridges

We were logging out a wilderness trail in the Boundary Waters that took a direct hit from a tornado. The debris was so high, thick, and jackstrawed that you couldn't see much beyond the swamped out cut area. We'd make our best guess on a bind and adjust the plan once we started sawing. In that under...
by PATCsawyer
December 7th, 2023, 6:03 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Removing P-Lance Bridges
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 1321

Re: Removing P-Lance Bridges

I've done a lot of single bucking and underbucking with a 325, one of my favorite saws. Keeping it perpendicular to the cut is key though. I had a guy ask me to make a 4' two man saw from a worn out 325. I cut out the bridges, lopped off the ends, and made a light carry saw for him. That short, it w...
by PATCsawyer
November 29th, 2023, 4:35 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Removing P-Lance Bridges
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 1321

Re: Removing P-Lance Bridges

That's how I do it though I skip the round file part and just slip a small flat file into the gap created by the angle grinder and clean up the cutter sides.
by PATCsawyer
August 3rd, 2023, 5:05 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Would this be a good saw for a mixed hardwood forest?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 37329

Re: Would this be a good saw for a mixed hardwood forest?

I have a couple one man saws filed and ready to go.
by PATCsawyer
July 22nd, 2023, 5:57 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Which Saw for me
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 1427

Re: Which Saw for me

Crescent ground saws like the Simonds 13 bucking saw are a light carry. More of a hardwood saw but will cut whatever you feed it and you can file it for your preferred performance. The Simonds 325 is another fine light carry saw. Channel lattice is best IMHO for sheath material (at bottom). I slide ...
by PATCsawyer
January 23rd, 2023, 5:02 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Plastic lattice trim saw sheath
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 4565

Re: Plastic lattice trim saw sheath

Always looking for a better way to make these guards. The only fail I've ever had with one was on the center strap. That's the point of maximum flex and it cracked in-line with a small hole I'd drilled. It was also a very cold day. Never had any trouble with the end attachments no matter how I drill...
by PATCsawyer
October 20th, 2022, 1:26 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut database
TopicCOLON SawDataBase.com
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 39792

Re: SawDataBase.com

Wow, that's a lot of saw links. Thanks for posting this.
by PATCsawyer
July 6th, 2022, 9:39 am
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Post-Tornado Wilderness Logout, BWCA
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 40412

Re: Post-Tornado Wilderness Logout, BWCA

I would've brought two more people (we had five). Another pair of sawyers/swampers would've finished the logout and had time to fill in some of the worst rootball craters. I had all the tools we needed with a couple of one man's to spare. Most of the limbing was done with Silky saws which took more ...
by PATCsawyer
June 19th, 2022, 5:20 am
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Post-Tornado Wilderness Logout, BWCA
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 40412

Post-Tornado Wilderness Logout, BWCA

I had the opportunity to volunteer some time with a North Country Trail/USFS crew last month to clear about a mile of tornado-damaged trail in northern Minnesota. The wilderness area was remote and a long (for me) canoe paddle to the camp and work site. My tool selection is probably of most interest...