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deserteagle56

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JRscooby wrote:

At what point does it end. Your rig will not fit where you feel you have a right to go. So you cut a tree. If you are on your property, I have no issue. On my property? No! Public property? If you can use a power saw to move trees, what is my limit on smoothing the trail? A shovel? A pick? Blasting?


Obviously someone who has never been on public lands in the West.

87% of Nevada is owned by the Federal government and managed by either the Forest Service or BLM. There are thousand of miles of dirt roads running across those public lands...with one big problem - for the past 30+ years no money has ever been budgeted for maintaining those roads. So, if a road is washed out by a storm and you want to drive that road, it is up to you to make it passable. I carry a pick and a shovel for just that purpose. Some of those roads pass through groves of aspens, a very prolific tree. In just one year they can make a road impassable with the new branches they send over the roadway. Storms knock some of the trees over across the roadway. The Federal agency responsible is not about to send out a crew to prune trees or remove fallen ones. Pretty much everyone I know packs a chainsaw and if they come across a problem they take care of it.


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A different spin on the chain saw issue.....I have DeWalt 20volt tools. That saws all will take down a good size limb or tree. Our son just bought a Milwaukee set. Their saws all has much better ergonomics than DeWalt. If you're packing a battery impact or drill, look at the matching saws all.
Could even carry it in your cargo trailer, or atv trailer, or motorcycle trailer, or even your boat trailer, or on your back seat if you don't want a trailer.
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TxGearhead

I would say your glass is half full. Think I'll check my 401k.

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Forest Service and state park departments allow "limbing" so you can camp anywhere you wish?


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TxGearhead wrote:

If you're packing a battery impact or drill, look at the matching saws all.


You should see the little compact sawzall style saw I just bought! This thread has given me another use for it, TAKE IT CAMPING! It's perfect for taking down tree limbs due to its design. It can be used with one handed.

I suppose I should make a video on it so the people that dislike videos will have something to squawk about this holiday season. :-0


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This is a great blade for your Sawzall, https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/garden/garden-care/saws/71675-lee-valley-pruning-blade-for-reciprocating-saws.

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I have been camping for over 60 years, backpacking, canoes, rafts, mule pack trips, hunting trips, truck camping etc. I have lived in tents for a month at a time. I have been in the logging business, but have never used a chain once to cut firewood on a camping trip. Not necessary. Build smaller fires and stand closer. Use a wood stove.

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So far, this style of saw has served us well. [image]


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I pack an old Craftsman 18volt set in the 5th wheel. I include the saws all because I've heard getting steel belts cut off after blow out is a challenge. I'm thinking I'll start taking the DeWalt for a bit of improvement over the Craftsman. My son says I should try a Freud carbide blade on the saws all.

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Posted: 12/23/19 08:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Let's see, I tow a trailer that carries an electric pole saw and I also carry a bow saw and shovel. Either I am clearing established paths and fixing ruts or I must be chopping up and burying the detractors of what I carry.

BTW: I am sawer qualified by the USFS and authorized to clear trails and roadways.


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