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timber jack

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

  1. lefty1955

    lefty1955 New Member

    Nov 18, 2010
    western pa
    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

    Feb 14, 2007
    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

    Sep 14, 2008
    SE MI
    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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