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Offline HandyAndy

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Two-Man Crosscut Bucking Saw
« on: February 07, 2008, 11:48:07 pm »
Hi, I'm looking to buy a new, fairly inexpensive, two-man crosscut bucking saw to use for fun and competition practice. Next fall, I will be attending the Midwestern Forestry Student Conclave and would like a new saw for our team to practice with. My forestry student club has two nice competition saws (both a pulp and hardwood), but I would like a saw to learn on. I will probably use the saw for bucking green, medium to large sized timber.

Can anyone recommend a specific style or manufacturer of two-man crosscut bucking saws? I've come across a few companies that offer saws within my price range, but they generally do not give much information. Thanks.

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Re: Two-Man Crosscut Bucking Saw
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2008, 12:16:38 am »
Two-man saw in Forestry Suppliers.

http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/product_pages/View_Catalog_Page.asp?mi=1470

Might call Bailey's (sponsor on left) to see what they have...which is more than they show online.

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Re: Two-Man Crosscut Bucking Saw
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2008, 01:59:49 am »
  Maybe these guys can help

  http://crosscutsaw.com

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Re: Two-Man Crosscut Bucking Saw
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2008, 07:38:16 am »
  i race crosscut saws also, there are 3 well known people  that build and sell , the best is j p mercier he is the man you see on the timbersports series., jim taylor, and tuatahi. all these can be found on the north american lumberjack guide  web site. if you want a fast saw, go with a peg and raker style, stay away from the m tooth, good saw but much slower. the average price starts around 1,200$$ smackers!!! good luck.......Brandon
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Re: Two-Man Crosscut Bucking Saw
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2008, 09:01:33 am »
Hi Andy,

I competed in the southeastern forestry conclave for two years (at the University of Georgia), and for the last three years, I've been helping train the team there.  I'm afraid the inexpensive two-man crosscuts might not be much help for practice - they cut and feel a lot different than a saw intended for competition.  When you get used to your cheap saw, the competition saw will then feel awkward to use.  You might be better off buying a used competition saw.  I know of at least one forum where people posted used lumberjack competition equipment for sale, but I'm afraid I've lost the address for it.  It would probably turn up with a little internet searching.  Good luck!
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Re: Two-Man Crosscut Bucking Saw
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2008, 02:50:24 pm »
Thanks for the advice. I have researched the various competition saw manufacturers, but haven't considered buying a competition saw for my own use. A new competition saw is above the means of my school's forestry club, and I'm on the lookout for a beginner's saw to save some use and abuse of our competition saws which we can't afford to replace. We like to include everyone, and that means people who've never used an ax or saw before.

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Re: Two-Man Crosscut Bucking Saw
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2008, 08:33:59 am »
If you wanted to get the extra experience to learn how to restore and sharpen an old saw, maybe you could find a wall decoration or one laying around in a barn that the owner would just give you.  Ask around, run an ad, etc. Most will still be in usable shape although there may be a lot of rust and pitting.  The rust can be sanded off, the pitting won't interfere with its use.  Replacement handles  if needed can be bought at the same suppliers mentioned for complete saws, or make your own for a practice saw.  Point of information;  the narrow two man saws were used for felling trees - narrow so as not to get pinched as much in a standing tree.  But the narrow ones are awkward for bucking. The wide ones were used for bucking, and that is what you need.

Also, you might just ask for out-of-pocket donations from your college forestry professors, or from parents of fellow forestry students.  $10 - $20 apiece from several people might get you the money needed to buy one. Or do a fundraiser for the club.
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