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Re: Machete, hatchet or saw
Reply #15 - Jul 13th, 2019 at 12:39am
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18v chainsaw. There is no substitute.
  
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Reply #16 - Jul 13th, 2019 at 12:30pm
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I have the 54volt dewalt chainsaw. That is one fine piece of kit, but alas it will not be coming on this trip. Would be great for track clearing.
  
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Re: Machete, hatchet or saw
Reply #17 - Jul 14th, 2019 at 10:25pm
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Silky. And don't cut down living trees - especially in the vicinity of the hut.
  

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Reply #18 - Aug 3rd, 2019 at 9:31pm
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I just use reciprocating blades & put them in a handle like this Kango 6" Utility Saw I use the most agrsvet wood blade I can get
  
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Re: Machete, hatchet or saw
Reply #19 - Aug 8th, 2019 at 7:55pm
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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.

Do a lotta track work. This saw is like gold at times.
  
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Re: Machete, hatchet or saw
Reply #20 - Dec 12th, 2019 at 12:01pm
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I got a bow saw and a folding saw this morning, then got home and read this again and thought I have made some sort of mistake might take the folding saw back and get a silky.
Can't believe I did that.
Happy with my bancho bow saw though.

  
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Re: Machete, hatchet or saw
Reply #21 - Dec 16th, 2019 at 6:40pm
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The curved tip machette is very practical for chipping small slices off a branch directly into a fire pit to make a very hot and fast burning fire.
  

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Re: Machete, hatchet or saw
Reply #22 - Dec 16th, 2019 at 9:35pm
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Ahhh right, just realised you guys were writing Silky Saws and not Silky Draws.
It makes a lot more sense but I will have some explaining to do when my mail order arrives.
  

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Re: Machete, hatchet or saw
Reply #23 - Apr 4th, 2020 at 9:40pm
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Can anyone recommend where you buy a bow saw?
  
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Reply #24 - Apr 4th, 2020 at 10:22pm
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Other than Bunnings or MItre 10 ?. They're open to the public & sell online too.
  

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Re: Machete, hatchet or saw
Reply #25 - Apr 6th, 2020 at 8:41pm
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Pro-active wrote on Apr 4th, 2020 at 10:22pm:
Other than Bunnings or MItre 10 ?. They're open to the public & sell online too.

They don't classify them as essential so won't sell them until level 4 is lifted
  
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Reply #26 - Apr 7th, 2020 at 9:50am
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My job is 'gardening' and that involves a lot of pruning, taking down live and dead trees, some reasonably big - and for the most of that I used a standard cross cut saw with hardened teeth.
Some time back I got two Bahco 'peg tooth' bow saws - a 21" and 24".
I found the 21" saw a bit of a toy, but the 24" is probably the best saw I've ever used. I've done a phenomenal amount of cutting with that on both green and dry wood - I use it almost every day. I've cut kanuka, akeake and dried pine, cedar and native logs I've had to roll over to get through - I haven't found a timber it wont cut.
And I have yet to replace or sharpen the original blade.

I don't know the 'silky', I haven't used one, but were I going 'bush' that's probably what I'd take due to it's 'portable' size - the Bahco, while light is moderately bulky.

  
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Re: Machete, hatchet or saw
Reply #27 - Apr 7th, 2020 at 6:48pm
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The Silky saws are the best I believe, I have bought other brands to save some $$'s but are always disappointed with them compared to my Silky .
  
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Re: Machete, hatchet or saw
Reply #28 - Oct 14th, 2020 at 4:54pm
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A folding saw and a knife with a strong straight back so you can baton wood into smaller pieces if you need to.
  
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Re: Machete, hatchet or saw
Reply #29 - Jan 21st, 2021 at 10:56am
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Giving this older post a wee bump...folding saw and machete all day for me personally.   I have a cheap Coleman-brand folding saw that I bought from Walmart in the USA years ago, and it's going just as good as the day I bought it.  As far as the machete goes, I'm rocking an Esee Junglas, which for those of you aren't familiar, is sort of a cross between a short-ish machete and large chopping blade.  A bit on the expensive side but has an awesome kydex sheath and lifetime warranty.  It absolutely powers through smaller branches, splits wood well and is just a really damn fun tool to use Smiley
  
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