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finding the right one man crosscut saw
« on: January 10, 2017, 10:58:55 am »
I have about 6 and a half acres of oak, poplar, birch, beach, and occasional willows and I'm going through and cutting down dead trees to allow sufficient sunlight to reach the saplings and I would like to buy a one man crosscut to do so and I'm lost on what type of teeth I should get tuttle or champion and what is the best place I can get a good quality one from I found this website crosscut saw co and I don't know if there worth the money they want on their crosscuts does anyone have some good information that can assist me with my search?  :P
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Re: finding the right one man crosscut saw
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 11:59:26 am »
I prefer Husqvarna XP saws myself.....  ;)

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Re: finding the right one man crosscut saw
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 12:50:43 pm »
Seems like you want hardwood pattern saw for the trees you have.

I cut many trees down with a hand saw in my life - back in the old country -  never touched a chainsaw before i was way over 30 years old.  We used two man crosscuts  and one man saws like these:

http://nazahradu.snadno.eu/pily-rucni.html?xmlid=460056

The two man crosscut is manlier but unless you are cutting some serious logs, the one from the link is much, much faster.

In USA I tried to get a hand saw at Home Depot and took it back, except for pruning saws what is available for sale is POS. 

Much easier to follow DeerMeadows advice and get a small chain saw but if it was me and I wanted a hand saw I would definitely go with some competition one like the web page you mentioned.

The teeth do no make such a huge difference for a normal user, hardwood saw will cut softwood too and vice versa.

I am curious what you will end up with  :)


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Re: finding the right one man crosscut saw
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 12:55:58 pm »
Check these out:

https://www.bahcostore.com/bow-saws

The saw blade is thin and the saw is light, for logs up to 16" or so they are much easier to use.

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Re: finding the right one man crosscut saw
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2017, 01:05:20 pm »
If you plan to do much tree falling and then bucking up any of the wood for clean up, firewood use etc. I wood certainly go with a small-medium size chain saw as previously mentioned though a lot of wood has been cut with the mentioned crosscut saws before chain saws made the wood cutting task much easier and more productive. ;)
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Re: finding the right one man crosscut saw
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 01:47:16 pm »
I Have a few choices hanging around if I ever need one.

 
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Re: finding the right one man crosscut saw
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2017, 04:44:59 pm »
No matter what saw you get you will need to learn to file the saw.  Keeping the teeth sharp is probably more important than the shape and style of teeth.
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Re: finding the right one man crosscut saw
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2017, 07:29:13 pm »
I know of a guy that has heart trouble. Doctor wanted him to go to a gym. He tried it,but he's kinda a loner. Brought a store buck saw and gets his wood in 4 foot length and he uses that to buck his wood to length. Does not have to go to a gym now.
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Re: finding the right one man crosscut saw
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2017, 09:27:54 pm »
No matter what saw you get you will need to learn to file the saw.  Keeping the teeth sharp is probably more important than the shape and style of teeth.

by chance do you have any information or sites i could use to learn how to sharpen a crosscut because i have vises and lots of files and i have sharpend my bow saw, axe, and knife but i know the teeth on a crosscut are much larger which make it more difficult to sharpen
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Re: finding the right one man crosscut saw
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2017, 09:35:19 pm »
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Re: finding the right one man crosscut saw
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2017, 08:50:07 pm »
 ::) thanks for the help i'm about to purchase my crosscut when i purchase it i'm going to test it and drop the information on this page for someone newer to read over and help get a good understanding of its kind and i found this informational video from a while back that i think someone might find useful ( ) :) thanks agian
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