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

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

Post by sumnergeo » July 31st, 2023, 4:59 pm

Bunchberry,

You'll get lots of help from the folks on this site.

This will be a little different than some of the suggestions so here are my thoughts:

First - That saw is not a good saw for you. It may be a good saw but it will need to be filed and it should have a helper handle and it should have a sheath etc.

You can accomplish a ton of cutting with a D-handle, either tuttle tooth or lance-tooth. Some folks like a crescent ground saw but a D-handle that is flat ground (stiffer) can handle just about anything you'll come across.

We use 3 1/2 ft, 4-ft and even 3-ft D handles in our trail work. A longer D-handle is fine around a farm or wood lot but too heavy to haul into the woods. With two people on a 3 1/2 saw, you can tackle logs up to 18 inches or so. As a single bucker, you can cut logs up to three feet.

We also use two-man saws; 5, 5 1/2 and 6-ft that are all vintage Simonds, Disstons and Atkins both tuttle and lance-tooth and using loop or western style handles.

I suspect someone reading your posts might have a saw that is ready to go for your trail work and could work out a deal.

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

Post by Bunchberry » August 3rd, 2023, 3:12 pm

Thank you for your reply and I see now that there are better saws that would be lighter to carry.

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

Post by PATCsawyer » August 3rd, 2023, 5:05 pm

I have a couple one man saws filed and ready to go.

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