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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Crosscut Saw PDF.

http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base_images/zp/crosscut.pdf

5 comments:

Bob Mc said...

I've been on one end of those things a few times. AKA misery whips. I love my chain saw!

Le Loup said...

I still have one of the one man crosscut saws with a handle on one end and a post on the other end. My Father & I used to use one of these to cut all our firewood for the open fires in our 18th century family home when I was a kid.
But these days I mostly use my chainsaw too!
We cook on a wood fire and use a wood fire for heating in the winter. The cook fire also heats our water. So we go through a good deal of firewood.

Bob Mc said...

My experience with the crosscut saw was clearing deadfall and down trees from trails in designated Wilderness Areas where power tools aren’t allowed. Trees 2 to 3 feet in diameter. I partly heat my home and cook with wood too, but with a wood stove instead of an open fire place.

Gorges Smythe said...

I've got a new one and three old ones. I wouldn't want to earn a living with one, but threre are certain times they come in handy. I still use my Stihl chainsaws for serious work, though.

BTW, is there any way to download that PDF?

Le Loup said...

Gorges, top left corner of the PDF there should be a save and print options.