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Machete, hatchet or saw
Jun 25th, 2019 at 7:15am
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Hi guys,
Just wondering what you find better on a fly in trip for firewood gathering and general around camp stuff. Taking nothing is not an option just to let you know.
  
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Re: Machete, hatchet or saw
Reply #1 - Jun 25th, 2019 at 7:54am
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A Silky saw. Light enough to be taken in in a walk in trip. Brilliantly sharp.
  
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Re: Machete, hatchet or saw
Reply #2 - Jun 25th, 2019 at 8:39am
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XRhunter wrote on Jun 25th, 2019 at 7:54am:
A Silky saw. Light enough to be taken in in a walk in trip. Brilliantly sharp.


What XR said. Bacho also make a folding saw thats similar. I've found a saw more efficient for cutting firewood, both getting dead standing branches and trimming to length.
  

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Reply #3 - Jun 25th, 2019 at 11:06am
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Silky saw. One of the first bits of kit I have in the hunting pack.
  

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Reply #4 - Jun 25th, 2019 at 3:59pm
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cheap handsaw off bargain table at M10 or Bunnings.
  
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Reply #5 - Jun 25th, 2019 at 4:13pm
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Bow saw!!!  Can cut good size wood just dont get a cheap and nasty one,  good ones 50-80 bux.    can change the blades aswell,  theyre far more efficient and easier then a silky/folding saw
  
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Re: Machete, hatchet or saw
Reply #6 - Jun 25th, 2019 at 6:41pm
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I think you need two things.  A silky saw for chopping wood up into lengths and a machete or axe to split it.  I prefer the machete approach.  You don't use it to chop the wood, you bash it through the wood with another bit of wood if that makes sense.

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Reply #7 - Jun 26th, 2019 at 10:43am
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I like a machete, but purely for firewood I imagine a saw would be better.
Don't ever remember using one - just a heavy foot for smashing dry deadfall into usable bits, and I've probably had thousands of fires for cooking on, or just for company.

Only carried the machete when I was possuming - used it as a slasher and was really good to throw at trees and bashing stuff with the blunt side.
Was good company too - gave my hand something to hold when I wasn't carrying a gun - and that's something worth thinking about, as it's a really odd feeling being bush with nothing in your hand.
Another advantage with a machete is you can polish one side, and I mean really polish it like a mirror and you can use it for seeing if anyone is sneaking up behind you - or you can check your face to see if it needs a wash, your moustache needs trimming, nose needs picking - or you can just admire yourself.
You can do all that with an axe, but an axe doesn't balance right and is a pain in the bum to carry, and a saw is useless for throwing - so it's a machete for me.
Unless of course you just want to cut firewood and don't care about niceties and amusing yourself - then I'd get a boring saw  Smiley

  
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Re: Machete, hatchet or saw
Reply #8 - Jun 26th, 2019 at 11:52am
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A saw that also bores??? Please tell me more! I must have one Grin Grin Grin
  
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Reply #9 - Jun 26th, 2019 at 4:16pm
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That'd be a holesaw mate, probably got a heap in your garage, but tits on a bull out in the bush - unless you want to take core samples out of trees.
Did that once and when I parked up for the night under my 'tepee' pitched fly it got a bit condensed inside, so I cut a round hole in the roof to let the moisture out.
Then I got that scary 'thump in the night' just as I was drifting off, and called out  .......
"I got a holesaw in here - and I know how to use it."

Then I looked up at that hole to see an eyeball looking at me.
So I gave it a poke with the sharp end of my machete .........
"Owwww ........ that hurt !"
"Sorry."

And then there was silence for a little bit ......
"Hey, you still there ?"
"Yep."
"Who are you ?"
"Oh ... I'm the forest nymph come to bollock you for hurting my trees."

And hope sparked in my heart ..........
"Um ...... is that 'nymph' a diminutive of a much longer word ?"
"Nup. consider yourself bollocked - and go back to sleep you horny little bugger."

And just before I did, I wondered how she (?) knew I was 'little'.

So, No - holesaws out, axes out - just saws and machetes left ........ and no hurting live trees.

Wonder what he'll take ............  Huh


  
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Re: Machete, hatchet or saw
Reply #10 - Jun 26th, 2019 at 5:43pm
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At the moment the silky saw is winning, not to say it has won yet. With the initial feedback it got placed on a high pedestal. But you have been hacking away at that with your machete.
  
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Reply #11 - Jun 26th, 2019 at 6:24pm
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Another vote for silky saw.  Have used a folding Komelon saw that I found. It is pretty good too.
  

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Reply #12 - Jun 26th, 2019 at 7:22pm
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Oh .... just had a look at a 'silky saw' and that's what we used to call 'pruning saws'.
I've used some pretty shitty one's of them - maybe the new ones are better ?

Yeah - I'd probably go one of them, but hand sawing dried wood is a bit harder than cutting green stuff - I know, been cutting out some dead trees this avo - but that was with a big 'full draw' saw.

Those little saws are hard yakka, but okay I suppose if you're only cutting little stuff. Depends on the teeth, profile and set I suppose. Probably wouldn't hurt to get one and try it out before you go.
I do know those modern 'buy and throw away' hand saws are pretty good - all I use these days.

  
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Re: Machete, hatchet or saw
Reply #13 - Jun 26th, 2019 at 7:43pm
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another tip I learnt of my big bro years back...when you want to break/chop a branch...DONT hit branch with axe....hit the axe with the branch...eg put axe/machete on block/anather log or even the ground sharp side up,then hit it with the length of branch....advantage is when it breaks it goes down and stops,doesnt fly up and smack you in the mush or fly off into undergrowth never to be seen again...also you dont loose any wood to chips,most of the time a single hard whack will break/snap a branch.it sure beats leaning branch against stump and stomping it with side of booted foot.
  
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Re: Machete, hatchet or saw
Reply #14 - Jun 29th, 2019 at 8:50pm
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SF90 wrote on Jun 26th, 2019 at 4:16pm:
That'd be a holesaw mate, probably got a heap in your garage, but tits on a bull out in the bush - unless you want to take core samples out of trees.
Did that once and when I parked up for the night under my 'tepee' pitched fly it got a bit condensed inside, so I cut a round hole in the roof to let the moisture out.
Then I got that scary 'thump in the night' just as I was drifting off, and called out  .......
"I got a holesaw in here - and I know how to use it."

Then I looked up at that hole to see an eyeball looking at me.
So I gave it a poke with the sharp end of my machete .........
"Owwww ........ that hurt !"
"Sorry."

And then there was silence for a little bit ......
"Hey, you still there ?"
"Yep."
"Who are you ?"
"Oh ... I'm the forest nymph come to bollock you for hurting my trees."

And hope sparked in my heart ..........
"Um ...... is that 'nymph' a diminutive of a much longer word ?"
"Nup. consider yourself bollocked - and go back to sleep you horny little bugger."

And just before I did, I wondered how she (?) knew I was 'little'.

So, No - holesaws out, axes out - just saws and machetes left ........ and no hurting live trees.

Wonder what he'll take ............  Huh




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