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Crosscut Saw Thread

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by G-pig, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    I've been packing a 4' but I'm thinking about bringing a 54" next time.

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  2. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    679
    Dec 17, 2018
    You guys are bad ass.
     
  3. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    I know I have seen a few pictures somewhere of a mule team packed, @muleman77 :thumbsup:...saw(s) loaded on top flat and lengthwise...I just couldn't find it this morning.

    You guys are pretty damn cool for working the trails, volunteer and or career...damn cool to be doing good hard work, that's more fun than many will ever experience.

    Thanks always for sharing
    :cool::thumbsup:
    COFFEE!!!
     
  4. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Agreed.
     
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  5. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    937
    Mar 31, 2018
    Nothing too impressive but I tried out the Disston collapsible saw today. I used it alone and cut some off a popple stump. It's pretty labor intensive compared to a regular crosscut. But it did work well! My handle set held up no problem! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    This was after the cut but before I swept off the debris. [​IMG] sswiisshhh
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    I'll drag my girlfriend out there someday to try it out with two people.
    What a great solution for paratroopers needing a saw to cut a landing zone... Good stuff! [​IMG]
     
  6. muleman77

    muleman77

    408
    Jan 24, 2015
    Heres a nice 6' saw case for throwing on a mule. Teeth ride on the wood insert, fire hose buckles over the back. This one's put together with copper rivets, so no chance of tooth or raker damage.

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    This is my longest saw, in its case

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    Here's a short saw ready to access
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  7. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Yeah, I think that's a good idea. I bet it cuts much more efficiently if it's pulled straighter.
     
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  8. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    You're privileged to have one of the funnest jobs in the world even though at times it has to be one of the most physically demanding jobs in the world. I can't imagine the sweat equity you have in your position. Very few men could do it. We're fortunate to have you and the rest of the USFS working for all of us.

    People love to talk smack about gov't employees. But my experience has been that they are generally great people working very hard at often thankless tasks which we all need and take for granted.
     
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  9. muleman77

    muleman77

    408
    Jan 24, 2015
    Thanks @Square_peg. There are a lot of great folks I work with, just like you describe.
    The bureaucracy is as much our enemy as everybody else, or more!
     
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  10. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    Yankee Josh, Thanks for posting the photos of you actually using the collapsible saw, very interesting. John
     
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  11. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    679
    Dec 17, 2018
    I’m excited to have found this tall drink of water today. It’s an old felling saw that is over 10 feet long!?! It’s also in super nice condition. Long in the tooth at 1 7/8” almost 1 15/16”.
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    The handles have mismatched wingnuts and one has a broken “finger guard?” but I think I can get them sorted.
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  12. Jim Thode

    Jim Thode

    78
    Apr 17, 2016
    My idea on stock packing of crosscut saws. The best protection of the saw, the user and the animal and the easiest to load and unload.

    A 7' saw on a saddle horse:
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    A 6' and 5' saw on a Miss Molly. Either or both saws can be easily be pulled out the back for use:
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    More details: http://www.bchw.org/LCBCH/sawp.htm
     
  13. Jim Thode

    Jim Thode

    78
    Apr 17, 2016
    Very nice saw, you don't often find them this long. I wonder if anyone actually used this saw with the handles that are on it. More traditional handles on a falling saw would be very short. In use one hand would be on the handle and one on the back of the saw. The long handle would really be an hinderance and likely hit the sawyers body or legs.
    This is more typical falling saw handle:
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    And in use at:
     
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  14. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    679
    Dec 17, 2018
    Thank you! I’ll keep my eye out for more appropriate handles.
     
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  15. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    679
    Dec 17, 2018
    I am loving that video, thank you!
    It also reminded of a couple other things that I picked up today! This thread seems like an appropriate place to post them.
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    I haven’t even knocked the cobwebs out of them but they are cool.
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    Jack’s has an oil well.
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    A compass and some experience.
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    Sheridan WY
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  16. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    535
    Apr 20, 2017
    Amen. Almost all my college pals and peers are working for USFWS, USFS, USDA, NPS and other DOI, etc. I went private because i had to make money and (was) married lolol

    It's hard enough to basically hop around the country for years as 6 month techs making sj!t pay before you can hope to get a full time position. But everyone really cares. The feet on the ground are incredible, and incredibly devoted. If you don't care you'll never have the drive to keep doing the job. Seen a *lot* of people give up.
     
  17. A17

    A17

    869
    Jan 9, 2018
    Lucky dog! I've been looking around for one of those since I was in the single digits. Maybe in the next few years I'll find one....
     
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  18. Old Axeman

    Old Axeman Gold Member Gold Member

    723
    Jan 10, 2015
    My experience with Govt. employees--I had my own business until I was 41 (except when I was in the army), then went to work for the Fed. at NPS, transferred to USFS at 46, retired at 60 and back to contracting my self out for a few more years. My point is, that during my time at NPS & USFS I never ran into anybody who was lazy or worthless. Everybody worked just as hard, and was just as dedicated as anybody I worked with in the private sector. So anybody who tells me Govt. workers are worthless can kiss my okole.
     
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  19. Trailsawyer

    Trailsawyer Gold Member Gold Member

    47
    Jul 6, 2015
    Very nice saw!
    The "mismatched" wingnuts, while different, may be correct to the handles. Both appear to Simonds 395 handles, and both styles were used during different time periods. The rounded style was used on early handles, often refered to as "pre war" (1942) models.
    The long finger guards were often broken or cut off for use on felling saws, as they - like the long wood - were "in the way" when using the saw.
     
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  20. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    679
    Dec 17, 2018
    Thanks for the insights! Maybe I’ll keep them on in that case as they tell part of this saws story.
     
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