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timber jack

Post in 'The Gear' started by lefty1955, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. lefty1955

    lefty1955 New Member

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    Any thoughts on what type of timber jack handle is better wood or metal? Any opinions if they work as good as they say?

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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I usually prefer wood handles on tools. As for the timber jack, I have one I've tried to give away because I found them to be more bother than worth. It is just much faster and certainly easier to just cut the log on the ground. Better to buy a cant hook than the timber jack. Then if you need the log rolled, the cant hook makes simple work of it. I rarely go to the woods without it.
  3. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Nothing compares to aluminum handled Logrite tools. I have a cant hook, and use it quite a bit. They are kinda pricey, but you'll never have to buy another. They are that well made.
    They do have a jack you can add to it if you want a timberjack. I've never used one, and doubt that I ever would.

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