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Old 03-08-2005, 09:24 AM
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Default RE: Folding saws

During the actual season I carry a simple retractable Gerber
hand saw. This should be able to handle any small limbs that
have grown over the summer months.

However, during this time of year (Jan-Feb-Mar) I always have
my Wyoming Saw in my "treestand prep kit". This saw should
be a 'must have' for all but the casual bowhunter. It's a absolute
beast on any type of wood. With all the hedgetrees and locust
trees in our area I would be handcuffed without it.


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I use the saw blade on my Leather man. If you need more than that you are hunting in the wrong spot.
I would certainly disagree with this statement. Some of my best bucks
have come from stands in the thickest areas. I always cut 4
shooting lanes (in every direction) out to my maximum distance. This
usually means hours of cutting small branches, trees and
major limbs on other trees. I then paint all exposed 'cuts' with
black spray paint and drag all severed tree, branches and limbs
75-100 yards away.

Last week I spent 17 hours working on the same hedgetree. I had to
climb 6 other hedgetrees to open up lanes. Obviously this type of
work must be done during the off-season, but it pays huge rewards.
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Old 03-08-2005, 09:46 AM
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Looks and sounds like a typical IA whitetail setup to me!!!

for in season work I use a gerber saw.

For out of season work(may-july)...Chainsaw, baby!!! A buddy of mine is a tree pruner..he has all the nifty toys and safety equipment of course.
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Old 03-08-2005, 05:33 PM
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Default RE: Folding saws

i use the gerber echange a blade that i keep in my ditty bag on one stand and i also use an API saw that is just like the gerber,maybe gerber makes it ,i dont know.but either way i can cut the heck out of limbs with both of them.
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Old 03-11-2005, 07:54 PM
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i use the folding saw with the wooden handel available at sears and lowes or the depot. it uses the same blade as a full size tree pruner. i think there like 12$ and can cut some serious wood.
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:06 PM
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I would certainly disagree with this statement. Some of my best bucks
have come from stands in the thickest areas. I always cut 4
shooting lanes (in every direction) out to my maximum distance. This
usually means hours of cutting small branches, trees and
major limbs on other trees. I then paint all exposed 'cuts' with
black spray paint and drag all severed tree, branches and limbs
75-100 yards away.

Last week I spent 17 hours working on the same hedgetree. I had to
climb 6 other hedgetrees to open up lanes. Obviously this type of
work must be done during the off-season, but it pays huge rewards.
I don't.

I killed my biggest buck out of a tree I had to jump to reach the first limb. Wiggled around like a monkey and stood on the lowest limb and leaned against the trunk until he walked under me. Had to be careful not to shoot my own toe off.

If I've got my Leatherman and a weapon, I'm ready to walk out the door. If a guy's not careful the work can over shadow the job.

If I'm going out to spend hours cutting wood, I take a chain saw.
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Old 03-13-2005, 05:36 AM
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I have a telescoping tree pruning pole I'll use before the season starts. It's 2 sections 10 feet each. You can stand on the ground and cut branches 20 feet up. It has a lopping lever that works on limbs up to an inch and a sawblade that I've used on 6 inch limbs. I can't remember what it cost, I've had it so long but I wouldn't think any more than $50 at any hardware or home improvement store.
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:56 AM
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For pruning shears I use the ratcheting type. They work with less effort. I think mine are made by Fiskars.

Uncle Matt (in IL)
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