3.5 Pound Single Bit

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Buggy Whip
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3.5 Pound Single Bit

Post by Buggy Whip » December 29th, 2011, 2:08 pm

Council Tool 3.50# dayton pattern single bit with 32 inch fiberglass Nupla handle.
I made one of these for each saw team on our crew to replace our double bits.
I'm not sure but It looks like Nupla sells these pre made in 28, 32, and 36 inch length.
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Re: 3.5 Pound Single Bit

Post by PATCsawyer » December 29th, 2011, 3:41 pm

Do you use a mechanical under buck or the axe handle? I've always preferred wood handles for for my axes as I use them when underbucking and that hickory is tough. It would seem that a fiberglass handle could get pretty cut up if used that way, though I've never underbucked with a fiberglass handle.

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Re: 3.5 Pound Single Bit

Post by Buggy Whip » December 29th, 2011, 5:06 pm

Affirmitive. I was totaly focused on underbucking when I selected this handle style. We underbuck with an axe handle or a second saw operator. Last season we used both wooden and fiberglass handled axes as an underbuck aide. At first I thought the springiyness of the fg (Fiberglass) would be too wierd compared to hickory but it was compansating for the arc of the saw. The fg handles do get chewed up a bit but our axe heads get worn also or even at a faster rate from chopping and sharpening.

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