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Old 03-12-2014, 11:08 AM   #1
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What Saw do you Carry for Trail Clearing

Looking for a really compact saw to clear blow-down on single track trails. Ya, ya - I know you just pop over the low ones, or go around - but if that's not an option what do you carry? Preferably something that can tackle 12-18" diameter trees.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:39 AM   #2
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I was right there with you up until you mentioned 12 - 18 inch diameter.

Bahco Laplander is what I have used on up to maybe a 5 or 6 inch. Nice and compact and cuts well.

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Old 03-12-2014, 12:49 PM   #3
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Preferably something that can tackle 12-18" diameter trees.
These diameters require 2 people, if they use a hand saw with 2 handles on each side, do not know a specific name. Or, you need a gas powered saw, they are quite compact/portable for a truck...
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:11 PM   #4
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Ive seen this in action and it was unreal.....gonna order one now myself.

super compact and worked VERY VERY well.



On Fleabay for $16.

A fellow rider had it a couple weeks ago and we cut out some decent size logs in no time.

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Old 03-12-2014, 02:15 PM   #5
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Along the same lines is this wire saw. Farmers will use it to de-horn cattle. I haven't used a wire saw in years, but I remember cutting wood with it while camping or around the house as a kid, and it seemed to work great.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:21 PM   #6
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http://www.svensaw.com/index.html



Uses standard size blades. In fact, chances are the bow saw you have in the shed might be sporting a SVEN blade.

I have had one for years. Don't really carry it on the motor bike, but I do not see why not.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:48 PM   #7
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:54 PM   #8
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I looked into this a bunch last year.. the best saw for larger logs is a break down Buck Saw.. I ended up with this one
http://www.amazon.com/Trail-Blazer-TBS-24-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B000LW1Q1E

unfortunately it is no longer manufactured.. but a Google search for Buck saws will produce other choices

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Old 03-12-2014, 06:51 PM   #9
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Stihl 026 chainsaw. With the Pro Moto carrier. This set up works better than carrying it on the forks.- Its also a lightweight saw.



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Old 03-12-2014, 07:11 PM   #10
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http://www.svensaw.com/index.html



Uses standard size blades. In fact, chances are the bow saw you have in the shed might be sporting a SVEN blade.

I have had one for years. Don't really carry it on the motor bike, but I do not see why not.
this what I run , the 21 is a bit long on the bike , I been meaning to get a 15 for full time bike duty.If I was going out just to bushwack I would most likly bring a chain saw.
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:41 AM   #11
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Corona Folding Saw

I bought a Corona folding saw based on another thread. It fits in a Camelbak and it works great.
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:51 PM   #12
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I got one of these last year for my birthday. Works good.
http://www.amazon.com/Zippo-44032-4-...+in+1+woodsman
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:19 PM   #13
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Looking for a really compact saw to clear blow-down on single track trails. Ya, ya - I know you just pop over the low ones, or go around - but if that's not an option what do you carry? Preferably something that can tackle 12-18" diameter trees.
a razor saw is best .. but cutting through 18in diameter logs with any small hand saw will be a chore .. especially if you've got lots of em to clear out.

here's my big hand saw .. Silky Ibuki 390mm .. Silky Zubat for a small hand saw


smallest chainsaw and still be rugged/reliable is Stihl MS170 which retails about $170 brand new .. what's crazy about this saw is .. they sell all the time on craigslist for $155.

get one and use the crap out of it .. than sell on craigslist. asplunt the pro tree folks uses MS170 as a production climbing saw. they are super rugged!

much lighter than an Stihl 026/260/261 .. if $$$ is no object then Stihl MS200 is your saw.
MS200T and MS200 are the hot rods of small chainsaws ..



MS170


here's a few saws after taking down a 5ft diameter Oak

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