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Just HAVE to have?

Post in 'The Gear' started by Kool_hand_Looke, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. Kool_hand_Looke

    Kool_hand_Looke Feeling the Heat

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    I've got a 35 ton splitter. A Honda SXS. A Polar 1500 TA trailer. Stihl Woodboss.

    What else is out there I'm missing that I just HAVE to have that some others utilize?

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Chaps.
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  3. Kool_hand_Looke

    Kool_hand_Looke Feeling the Heat

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    Yeaaaaah...I've been meaning to get some.
  4. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    cant hook (or peavey)
    hookeroon (I loooove this tool)

    Which Stihl Woodboss?
  5. redmule

    redmule New Member

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    Safety helmet with hearing protection and quality work boots. Stay safe
  6. blades

    blades Minister of Fire

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    Heck besides pp equipment an 80 cc saw with a 24" and/or 32" blade. A trailer so you can transport more at one time.
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  7. mustash29

    mustash29 Feeling the Heat

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    Several felling wedges. Awesome to keep a cut from pinching up when bucking on the ground.

    Fiskars X-27.

    Winch on your truck.
  8. Kool_hand_Looke

    Kool_hand_Looke Feeling the Heat

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    I do wear my hard from work, and prescription safety glasses as well. Got a pair of Danners I cut wood in.

    So check, check and check.
  9. Kool_hand_Looke

    Kool_hand_Looke Feeling the Heat

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    Just picked up a can't hook today.
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  10. Kool_hand_Looke

    Kool_hand_Looke Feeling the Heat

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    Got that splitter, no need for $100 axe. Don't need a winch for my truck, the Honda Pioneer has plenty of power and can get ony trails where my truck simply won't fit. And I've got several wedges. I was hoping someone had something that was just..."oh man I gotta have that!"
  11. Kool_hand_Looke

    Kool_hand_Looke Feeling the Heat

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    I'm cutting up DTOTG, and STD trees. Not doing any major felling. This winter has provided more than enough trees on the ground.

    Plus, there's this little thing called my wife. Shed have a cow if I came home with a $1000 saw.

    And that Polar trailer hauls some serious wood. Especially if I have SXS bed loaded.
  12. Prof

    Prof Burning Hunk

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    Timberline chain sharpener. I haven't taken a chain to the dealer since I got mine. Brings the chain back to cutting like new every time.
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  13. Kool_hand_Looke

    Kool_hand_Looke Feeling the Heat

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    I'll Google it. I picked up Stihls nifty little diagonal, 3 in 1...it's pretty slick.
  14. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    That would be the hookeroon. I never thought it would be as useful and back saving as it is. I'm kicking myself for not getting one years ago.

    My current model: Peavey Mfg 36" Hookeroon (Hume Pickeroon)
  15. 711mhw

    711mhw Feeling the Heat

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    Depend's on your budget and appetite / addiction for the toys!!!!
    edit; and if you want to make $4000/cord firewood.

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  16. chris5150

    chris5150 New Member

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    Yep hookeroon. Simple but awesome tool I wish I had prior to 2012. Easily cut/spit and stacked close to 100 cords growing up and never had one. My neighbor let me borrow his last year for a weekend that I had split 2 cords and at the end I had very little back pain. But then again 30 years ago when doing this for my parents I don't remember any back pain. Nice to be young!
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  17. Pennsyltucky Chris

    Pennsyltucky Chris Member

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    Get yourself a 112 cc with a 36" bar. _g
  18. 1kzwoman

    1kzwoman Member

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    Er...well iced beer of choice for afterwards!!;) And a good dog
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  19. ironworker

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    A bigger saw.
  20. Kool_hand_Looke

    Kool_hand_Looke Feeling the Heat

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    It rips enough for me.

    Plus, the whole wife thing. She'd kick my @$$ if I came home with a $600 saw.
  21. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Heck Old Yaller cost me six hundred. In 1991. And she hung around for or 39th anniversary this month.
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  22. Kool_hand_Looke

    Kool_hand_Looke Feeling the Heat

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    You gonna let me crash your couch when I buy a bigger saw?

    I garner the same response when I come home with a new firearm, ammo, or a new stove! I'm running out of excuses to justify like: it was the last one, this one is better, I got an awesome deal, And my personal favorite...playing dumb.
  23. 1kzwoman

    1kzwoman Member

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    If she bought a 1200$ vacuum your response would be??
  24. Kool_hand_Looke

    Kool_hand_Looke Feeling the Heat

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    We have ceramic and wood floors. Zero carpet.
  25. 1kzwoman

    1kzwoman Member

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    ;emuote="Kool_hand_Looke, post: 1702353, member: 30817"]We have ceramic and wood floors. Zero carpet.[/quote]
    Ok!Ok ! Ya got me there!

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