ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > Equipment
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-29-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
SteveROntario OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Oddometer: 52
Trail Saws

Hi guys,
I just got a Coghlan's folding saw to trail clearing, what do you use?
Regards, Steve

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en
SteveROntario is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
heliyardsale
Always looking for Dirt!
 
heliyardsale's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: CNY.. Home of too many Liberials, yuck!
Oddometer: 353
This!
__________________
An Alaskan bush pilot once told me "every great adventure begins with piss-poor planning"

Heli (Doc Mike)
heliyardsale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 07:45 PM   #3
barnyard
Verbal tactician
 
barnyard's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: central Mn
Oddometer: 10,566
I have a Kerber folding saw that I carry in a number plate bag, a compound branch cutter that I carry in a tool holster that is zip-tied to the frame and when needed a simple bow saw that the blade fits in some plumber pipe that is attached to the handlebars.

I also have a harness that I attach my Stihl trimmer with saw blade attachment. The shaft has pipe insulation zip-tied to it so that it does not hurt anything when it bounces off the handlebars.

I also carry a gallon of premix for the trimmer on the back of the harness and a fanny pack with tools to change the saw head for a string trimmer head. That fanny pack also has extra string for the trimmer and a t-shirt that I tuck into a baseball cap to keep the deer flies off.

2-3 weekends a summer, I am a trail clearing machine.
__________________
all around good guy
barnyard is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 07:53 PM   #4
mookybird
Gramps
 
mookybird's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Olympic Peninsula, Washington State
Oddometer: 213
I carry this folder from Stihl and a light hatchet, this time of year they get used a lot exploring the high country roads.



mookybird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 08:01 PM   #5
Snarky
Vodka Infused.
 
Snarky's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Old El Paso and Swamp Houston
Oddometer: 1,342
When would you prefer to use a saw over a hatchet or machete? I had to clear some mesquite to forge a path to a pond. I used an ax, and was pretty miserable, mesquite tough shit. Would a saw or machete has been better suited to this? Or a combination? I was clearing them down to little stumps to get the truck through, I would imagine via bike one would just have to get enough branches out of the way to push through. I think if I was going out just to perform trail maintenance I'da bring a cheap chain saw at this point, tedious work can get tedious. Though if you only 'occasionally' had to clear something manual labor would probably be the best.

I carry a multi-tool with a saw attachment, but it's a pretty piss poor excuse for a saw.
__________________
ALL ADDERS ARE PUFFS!
2012 BMW R1200 GSA, 2009 Kawasaki Versys (sold), 2001 Yamaha XT225 (sold)
PC Gamer? Support Star Citizen! Save PC Gaming and bring back Space Sims!
Pledge today! Service guarantees citizenship. @ http://www.robertsspaceindustries.com Thanks.
Snarky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 07:36 AM   #6
Rodzilla
Horny as Hell
 
Rodzilla's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Wheat Ridge Colorado
Oddometer: 1,438
Stihl chainsaw with mount on front forks for specific work days

For Spring rides (when expecting a lot of deadfall)

Silky Sugoi Bit big but it makes short work on most anything under about 8 inches. It WILL open you up fast too. Fackers so sharp I didn't know I had sliced my arm until I noticed my sleeve covered in blood.

__________________
COHVCO/COTPA/BRC/USA-ALL/ARRA/AMA/Moab Parnership
COHVCO Supporter
Rampart Range Motorcycle Management Committee(RRMMC) Past President/VP
Certified SAE J1287 sound tester
Rodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 08:38 AM   #7
barnyard
Verbal tactician
 
barnyard's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: central Mn
Oddometer: 10,566
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snarky View Post
I was clearing them down to little stumps to get the truck through,
If you had a truck, a chainsaw is a no-brainer.
__________________
all around good guy
barnyard is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 11:55 AM   #8
sanjoh
Purveyor of Light
 
sanjoh's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Mountains of Central Florida:)
Oddometer: 4,623
Gerber Gator Axe

Nice combo for anything <8"



Just saw a home depot brand (HDX) for < $5 and it is about 6" when folded. Nice and easy packing.
sanjoh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 12:18 PM   #9
team ftb
Befuddled Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Lost in the jungles of Thailand
Oddometer: 1,624
I used to use a Gerber folding saw but it really was not that good at anything more than finger thick.

Now using a 21" folding Sven saw. Everyone that has used them say they are great and top marks for getting the job done. I've only had to use it once so far on a four inch tree on a hillside singletrack trail and it worked great, much better than the folding Gerber.




When disassembled I put some inner tube around the ends so it does not chafe inside my backpack.





The avalanche probe pocket of the backpack holds the Sven Saw perfectly.





Once seated completly into the pocket the zipper closes and yet keeps it handy. Very happy with the Sven saw.

best of luck.
__________________
Cheers,
Team FTB
------------------
Team "Fingering The Bean"

Looking for the woman that takes the wheel when I'm seeing double.

team ftb screwed with this post 08-20-2012 at 09:20 PM
team ftb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 12:46 PM   #10
mbabc
Curmudgeon trainee
 
mbabc's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Oddometer: 1,735
I really like my Felco saw. Cuts like butter.




http://www.felcostore.com/item/f611?referer=saws
__________________
"I have never seen a Kentuckian without a gun and a pack of cards and a bottle of whiskey." - Gen. Andrew Jackson
'08 WR250R - '12 Super Tenere - '64 CT-Frankentrail
Little Blue goes looking for Orange
I don't know what time it is, I've switched to kilometers
mbabc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 01:54 PM   #11
K0m4
Studly Adventurer
 
K0m4's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: South Caucasus
Oddometer: 522
Bahco Laplander.



Comes with an orange handle too, easy to find at a camp site.
__________________
Suzuki DL1000 -07 || Suzuki TL 1000 S -99 || Suzuki GSX 1100 E -82

Introduction/ride report: what's in an adventure?

K0m4 screwed with this post 04-30-2012 at 02:20 PM
K0m4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 02:03 PM   #12
BigDogAdventures
Fart Letter
 
BigDogAdventures's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Oddometer: 4,707
Quote:
Originally Posted by team ftb View Post
I used to use a Gerber folding saw but it really was not that good at anything more than finger thick.

Now using a 21" folding Sven saw. Everyone that has used them say they are great and top marks for getting the job done. I've only had to use it once so far on a four inch tree on a hillside singletrack trail and it worked great, much better than the folding Gerber.




When disassembled I put some inner tube around the ends so it does not chafe inside my backpack.





The avalanche probe pocket of the backpack holds the Sven Saw perfectly.





Once seated completly into the pocket the zipper closes and yet keeps it handy. Very happy with the Sven saw.

best of luck.
Yeh------the SVEN saw for me----------I'll never go camping again without it-------------it is much lighter----much less bulky---easier to pack-----and 10 times easier to use than an axe for making a campfire.

No negatives on the sven saw. I meant to order the shorter version for the bike----but mistakenly ordered the longer one and am glad I did. The longer stroke cuts a bigger log faster.

My opinions come from light packing on a motorcycle. I've even packed it camping on my bicycle.

Great idea MTB with the inner tube----I was working on a something to protect the sharp ends---but you did it for me------got lots of old tubes laying around the sickle shed.

BigDog
__________________
WR250R 2008
KTM EXC 450 2006
Husqvarna TR650 Terra 2013
KTM 690 Enduro 2014
If your bike weighs more than 400lbs. You might not make it.
BigDogAdventures is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 02:03 PM   #13
bikerfish
flyfishandride
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: western pa
Oddometer: 1,427
my svensaw never leaves my saddlebag. it's probable 20 years old and can still make a pile of firewood with little effort, or do a little pruning.
bikerfish is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 02:15 PM   #14
GPS_Jon
The Global Pucker
 
GPS_Jon's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Rocky Ford, CO
Oddometer: 229
Buck Saw

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/pag...71&cat=1,42884

Comes in two sizes
__________________
PM Me for Touratech Pannier Upgrade Pucks
GPS_Jon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 03:39 PM   #15
Double H
Hurricane Harry
 
Double H's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Seattle
Oddometer: 1,334
silky 390

Double H is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014