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Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« on: October 22, 2007, 07:06:57 pm »
Which do you prefer around the mill? I have always used a peavey, the old, antique, horrible kind, but I snapped it in half yesterday, and I am going to get a couple of Logrites, and someday, an Arky superstick. ;)


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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2007, 07:10:03 pm »
cant hook here .
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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2007, 07:30:14 pm »
I have a 60" peavey, a short mill hook, and a pickaroon all LogRite of course.  If I had to choose one it would be the peavey.  You can jam the end in the ground and it will stand by itself.  It's nice to move one end of a log around.  Also if I have to move a log lengthwise on the mill I can raise a toe board and use the peavey to scoot the log down the mill.  I gave my old wooden handled cant hook away.
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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2007, 07:37:09 pm »
Just got a 60"  LogRite peavey to use instead of wooden cant hook.
I like the peavey more every day.

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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2007, 07:39:09 pm »
"it depends"

for me, I prefer a peavey when wrestling around with logs on the ground.  on the mill, I prefer a cant hook.

Sometimes I wish there was a combo:  a peavey with the cant hook nub on it. (but i'd still prefer a cant hook on the mill.  the point can get in the way.

I like a peavey because I can stick it into the ground and it's available for the next use without me having to bend over to pick it up.
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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2007, 08:23:42 pm »
Both. I currently have four Log-Rite hooks of various types and sizes. They are used alot more than the twenty or so wood handle cant hooks and peavies I have around the place.
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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2007, 08:32:22 pm »
I have one of each in the 60" and I like the peavey best for all around use for all the above mentioned reasons but mostly because I just get along with it better. I have one of my hired help that prefer the cant hook so i think that it comes down to what you use it for the most and which you personally like best.
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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2007, 08:39:05 pm »
Since I only have money for one,I would buy a peavey,the one with the point.I keep one on my winch when I'm in the woods.Comes in handy using the point to pry apart the logs to get the chain off instead of winching it back up and dropping it again.I use the point alot.I would hate to be without it.
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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2007, 09:13:52 pm »
I have the 60" peavey.  I love being able to stick it in the ground which makes it a lot handier.  However I agree with Dave the point seems to always get in the way on the mill.  Either way go Logrite.  If I was buying only one again i would bo with the cant hook, but thats just my opinion.
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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2007, 10:18:46 pm »
You know Dan, it might not be that hard to make a double point like you mention, then you have both! Logrite, are you listening? ;) In the mill, I have one peavey that I always grab because it hooks the best, I have used a couple of Logrites, so I know they ALL hook better than an old fashioned one. I get really frustrated trying to hook big logs with the old ones, they work great on 12" stuff, but you hardly need a peavey for those. ::)


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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2007, 10:28:18 pm »
if you really work with big logs all the time, you should spring for a A.S.S.

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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2007, 11:49:27 pm »
Yeah, I definately need one or two of those. I was reading a book on western logging this evening, one of the pictures showed a dozen men, all with peaveys that had to be over 7'. :o


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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2007, 07:30:36 pm »
The peavey, though once I had an actual cant, then the cant hook. If I could have only one, the peavey because with the long point, you can easily rotate logs in place on the ground or on a mill to get to a good side.

If you bungie the hook in the up position, so it does not snag things, it makes a great walking stick.

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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2007, 11:37:15 pm »
When I broke the peavey handle, I wondered why, as I wasn't working it too hard, only a fraction of how I use the ones at work. Now I know why, the handle wasn't the straight grain it should have been, it was all cross grain, almost at a 45 degree angle. >:( >:( I know what I am going to be using from now on, or at least until I can get a Logrite. An old standby, from before the peavey was even thought of. Five and a half foot straight grain ash handle and hand forged steel ring and hook, The Ring Dog!:



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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2007, 02:25:54 pm »
while on the topic does anyone have any experience straightening out a logrite peavey?  I lent it out and got it back with about a 30 degree bend in the aluminum bar.   thanks

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« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2007, 04:44:53 pm »
Someone must a drove over it.....Let him have that one, and let him buy you a new one...fair is fair.
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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2007, 12:57:58 am »
I used a wooden handled peavey in the bush for 20 years or so. When I started running Louis' saw for him, I got introduced to a short wooden cant hook as well. When I finally bought my own mill, I bought a Logrite "mill special" cant hook. Later I bought a 60" Logrite Peavey as well. Based on all that, I've pretty much decided ...

For working around the mill I would never use anything but a Logrite "mill special" cant hook. It beats anything else out there.

For shifting logs in the log yard and in the bush, I'm going back to my old wooden-handled Peavey. I may actually transfer the hook from the Logrite peavey, but for getting a secure "bite" with the point, I find the old fashioned Peavey works better. I also find the handle on the Logrite is too big to get a comfortable grip. I wish they'd cut 8" off the end of the longer cant hooks and peavey's and weld in the top of the handle from the mill special.

For those of you using Logrite peaveys and wishing you had something to  bite into the side of a log, here's a trick that worked for me. The point is held in place with a roll pin -- if you drive it out slightly toward the "log side", about 1/4", it will get a bit of a grip on the side of the log. You could also replace it with a longer roll pin. It ain't perfect, but it makes a difference.

while on the topic does anyone have any experience straightening out a logrite peavey?  I lent it out and got it back with about a 30 degree bend in the aluminum bar.

Tell Logrite. Ask 'em for a replacement -- the handle's supposed to have a lifetime warranty.

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« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2007, 06:45:03 am »
You guys been looking at too many old logging pictures  ::). If I want to turn a log I use a hydraulic log turner. If it's outside I get a loader. But if I have to do it the ol fashen way I use a cant hook in the mill and a peavey outside. Now if I'm in a competition for log rolling I use a peavey with a dragon back welded oposite the hook.

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« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2007, 06:53:58 am »
Yes,they do have a lifetime replacement,but not by being run over with something as was guessed.
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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2007, 12:29:03 am »
Yes.  My guess is he wasnt taking care of it.  I was just wondering if there was a way to straighten it out by using heat.  No matter.  thanks for the thoughts.

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