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by PATCsawyer
December 19th, 2018, 7:10 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Saw ID
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 376

Re: Saw ID

The western folks like using pumice stones, but you're not likely to find those out east. I use either electrolysis or a sanding block with 100g or 220g sandpaper (depending on rust). There are plenty of electrolysis posts on this site that describe the process. When sanding, I lubricate the saw wit...
by PATCsawyer
December 18th, 2018, 11:16 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Simonds saw shortened on both ends?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 428

Re: Simonds saw shortened on both ends?

That's a nice length for eastern US and Canada. That, and 5.5' saws are the most requested lengths from people who approach me for saws. My six and seven-footers just collect dust.
by PATCsawyer
December 18th, 2018, 8:39 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Simonds saw shortened on both ends?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 428

Re: Simonds saw shortened on both ends?

How long is your shortened saw?
by PATCsawyer
December 18th, 2018, 7:21 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Simonds saw shortened on both ends?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 428

Re: Simonds saw shortened on both ends?

The only functional difference would be using the very end of that saw to the saw to finish your cut. Most filers don't lower the tabs when filing eastern saws and eventually, the tabs are higher than the cutters. This causes the tabs to ride higher in the kerf when finishing the cut or single bucki...
by PATCsawyer
December 18th, 2018, 6:25 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Simonds saw shortened on both ends?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 428

Re: Simonds saw shortened on both ends?

Could've been done for convenience, depending on the original length of the saw and where it's being used. Or, the owner wanted to mimic the tooth pattern of a western saw by removing the end tabs. I have shortened a few 7-footers for use in the east coast woods where the added length and weight wou...
by PATCsawyer
September 2nd, 2018, 4:43 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON John Glenn
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 5272

Re: John Glenn

I have been using Klinke's handbook for years https://www.amazon.com/Rigging-Handbook-5th-Jerry-Klinke/dp/1888724188 Many of the techniques and procedures are universal. Avoid slings on sharp corners, determining sling angles and their reduction factors, blocks and wire rope, careful inspection of a...
by PATCsawyer
September 1st, 2018, 5:41 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON John Glenn
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 5272

Re: John Glenn

maujds wroteCOLON..... we had a class canceled do to the district Ranger not allowing it.......
The Ranger disallowed the class because.....? Curious as to why it was cancelled.
by PATCsawyer
August 21st, 2018, 10:43 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Cant Hook or Peavey
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 1191

Re: Cant Hook or Peavey

Typically, my cut plan includes putting small logs under the piece I'm bucking to act as skids. Another long pole then levers the cut piece off the trail. These sticks are acquired nearby as necessary and left behind when done. Perhaps it's more difficult finding skids and poles in other parts of th...
by PATCsawyer
August 20th, 2018, 8:44 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Cant Hook or Peavey
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 1191

Re: Cant Hook or Peavey

I typically just drive wedges under the bind. If there is a gap is too narrow to underbuck, I'll put a gap-sized log beneath the bind and start driving/stacking wedges. Using lift in this direction can unbind some pretty big logs. 16991819_1435326966542554_738411273126966266_o.jpg IMG_0004.JPG fulls...
by PATCsawyer
May 31st, 2018, 7:30 am
ForumCOLON Classified, For Sale, Wanted
TopicCOLON WTB Simonds / Anderson Raker gauge W/pin gauge
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1377

Re: WTB Simonds / Anderson Raker gauge W/pin gauge

My "go to" gauges are the Atkins #15 for pin setting, as the click wheel locks in easily and the settings are repeatable, and the Anderson for raker filing. More expensive, but worth the cost.
Atkins
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