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Found a way to make the sawbuck faster.

Post in 'The Gear' started by MasterMech, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Crank up the power a notch.... ;lol

    Yeah, that's the MS460 I heaved together from a pile of parts. ;)



    The old 034... (same bar and chain BTW)



    29 seconds vs 47 to get through the pile. Need to find more wood to feed that 460.... >>
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  2. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    Ohhh........she's runnin' nice MM!

    Cheers!
  3. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    I do have to ask this...why weren't the rounds just cut to length and then split? Sounds smartassy of me but I am serious. I have a stick I taped to a spray can and I just run it along a log so I know my 18" line and so every split ends up being 18". Other than that, smart cutting tool
  4. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Those fist or golfball sized odd chunks/blocks are mainly what I use to feed the Weber kettle or Brinkmann water smoker.Havent bought commercial bagged charcoal in probably a decade now.

    That ol' 034 sure sounds great too.
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  5. MasterMech

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    I didn't cut those rounds. They were all over the place, 12" to 24", even beyond for a couple of them. We split them all because my buddy has a stove that can take 24" logs.

    I built the sawbuck primarily to cut up poles in a hurry. Throw 80" pole on there, make 4 cuts and you get a whole shoitload of rounds in minutes. But.... it has other uses too. ;)
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    Wow, so smart...me Likey...now you got me thinkin!! !!! scary thought me thinkin
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    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    next time you do long ones...show it please? pretty please?
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  8. loadstarken

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    I really need to build a sawbuck because I have a pile of long stuff on the back of my flatbed.
  9. HDRock

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    :cool: Never thought of that

    Great vids, MM
    A saw buck of some kind will be, obviously better when I get one built, but I had a bunch of poles , I laid them across some logs ,piled em up, put some straps around them zip zip stack em up.
  10. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    I use my sawbuck quite a bit now, trim down pieces i cut when I first started and cowboy cut. Thinking it'll fit, granted they do fit but not as good as uniform 16" pieces loaded N/S. After the next 2 cord they are all cut to 16" so the sawbuck will likely only get used to trim down rounds I get from scrounges that other people cut.
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    Good job. Nice to see the chaps, gloves, helmet, ear protectors, face screen and gloves, rather than using your face to stop a kickback or your femoral artery to slow down an overcut.
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  12. ScotO

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    MM, we gotta build you a dual port for that 460.....make it scream a little louder....;)
    Nice job on the build, sounds like she's purring pretty good.
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    Thats really is an issue with a 460. Before you know it your on the splitten and stacken crew. Cant even wrap my hand around using anything else! ;)
  14. MasterMech

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    That is a dual port on there Scotty. Ain't no stuffed up muffy on that hog..... ::-)
  15. ScotO

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    Cool! Hard to tell with my phone speaker.....my bad!
  16. DexterDay

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    Yep. The only problem is, still runnin the 034...

    Keep the 460 Rollin!! ;)

    Lookin and soundin good!

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