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Anybody need a bow blade saw in western VA? (CL )

Post in 'The Gear' started by osagebow, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. osagebow

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  2. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    The theory was that a bow wouldn't get pinched in the cut like a bar will. They were limited in where they could/should be used (bucking already downed/limbed trunks) and were very dangerous outside of that intended use.


    Excellent AS Thread on the subject.

    http://www.arboristsite.com/stickies/109002.htm
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    Thanks, cool stuff - That hornet saw looks pretty sketchy!
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Last time I cut with one of those was in the seventies down in Texas. The fellow I was cutting with, who owned the saw, was a Marine that lost both legs in Vietnam and walked on prosthesis. As I started to make a tricky cut at an angle he tapped me on the shoulder and said "Let me do that. I can just order a new leg. You can't".
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    I used one in SC and loved cutting with it.
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    EEEEKKKK....those things scare me.
  8. ScotO

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    I have one and if used correctly, they are awesome for bucking wood in precarious situations. Great for the 6 - 12' tops and blowdowns on the ground. You HAVE to be very careful when you use one, and when used correctly you will save lots of time and grief (from pinched bars).

    if you cut alot of downed trees and tops, and are very careful with the proper use of them, the bow bar will serve you well.
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    Cool! what kinda saw is yours on- Is the chain the same type as a reg. saw?
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    i'd rather pick up a copperhead hahaha..but it would be cool to walk down the street with this...
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  11. ScotO

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    My bow bar is set up for the small mount Stihl bolt pattern. I use it on my 041 Super. Yes, it uses the same chains that a standard bar uses.

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