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Measuring as you cut, another rookie quesiton

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by fireview2788, Apr 22, 2011.

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  1. WoodNStuff

    WoodNStuff Minister of Fire

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    That's why I like 16".

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  2. larry3228

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    Sorry to take so long to post my pictures. It gets dark so early I can't get out after work to do anything.

    I cut my rounds at 16" which is what is recommended for my Quad 2700i, the max is 18". Before I bought my insert, I was cutting wood for my fireplace at random lengths between 20" and 24". I had most of a cord CSS when I bought my 2700i so I needed a way to quickly trim it to size. I saw a metal version of the bucking frame somewhere, but the wood version is much more chain friendly. I loaded the left section to the top and cut 30 or 40 splits in just a few minutes. Now I load it with whatever I can lift into it, up to about 6" in diameter and 6 feet long. I load the end even with the 2x4 on the left. Anything too long gets trimmed at the right and piled on top. It makes quick work of smaller logs and branches.

    The Tap and Cut is just a T fitting with 3 capped arms. The handle piece is long enough so I can mark a log on the ground without bending over. It is a great time saver and cost only a few bucks to make.

    Larry

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    CodyWayne718 Feeling the Heat

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    This +1
  4. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Ja, but two rows of 20" also fit a 48" long by 40" wide pallet.
  5. gerry100

    gerry100 Minister of Fire

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    Sharpie mark on the saw to guage the length.

    Measure the cut point by turning the saw paralell to the log, turn the saw back perpendicular while keepoing your eye on the cut point and pull the trigger.

    With reps this becomes a fluid motion that is fast and accurate.

    Occasionally I get a "long". Even those will burn on the diagonal.
  6. WoodNStuff

    WoodNStuff Minister of Fire

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    Ah, heck with it. Just order it all cut to 16", split and have 'em stack it too.
  7. weatherguy

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    I dont even use the bar, I just eyeball and Im usually within an inch, as long as I dont go over 18 inches Im good with my stove.
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