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Old 04-14-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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Ax or Saw

Ax or saw. Which do you have on board and what size?
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:41 AM   #2
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I carry a hatchet... And a medium size pocket knife saw... But I have a Crovel on order as seen on doomsday preppers!! So I really can't wait till that comes in!!!!

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Old 04-14-2012, 02:16 AM   #3
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A Saw would make faster work of a larger diameter tree, I guess it depends on what type of trees are in your area and whats in your way on the trail.
Axe's are handy for other uses besides chopping downed trees from a road, if you need a large hammer to straighten out steering links and suspension parts on the trail, a single bit axe is a handy tool.
If the tree isn't too big, it's a lot faster to hook up a chain or a winch line and move it... "BH"

I carry an Axe....small at 2 1/2 lbs . In winter or stormy season I throw in a powersaw 24" bar.
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Small ax here.Also easier to store for me.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:22 AM   #5
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Never heard of a Crovel, so google fu applied....

Neat tool, but for $110 I'll just stick with seperate tools.
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:47 AM   #6

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I carry a Max Ax. Hated spending the money but it really comes in handy. It's an ax with a pouch of attachments--shovel, rake and pic. Digging fire pits, clearing the ground of debris to set up tent, chopping logs etc.

Also carry a small hack saw. Crushed exhaust sucks!

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fold up saw and an ax. if i had to pick one it'd be the ax. primarily because i've got a bum shoulder and after about 30 seconds of sawing it feels like it is on fire. and ax doesnt give me problems. and the ax can be used as a BFH if need be
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:34 PM   #8
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I would definitely carry an ax...what if the zombie outbreak happens? saw doesn't really work well.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:15 AM   #9

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An axe is better than nothing, but if you come up on a LARGE Oak, you cound die of old-age before you chop thru it

A chain saw is better, but it too has its draw-backs (fuel, etc)
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:47 PM   #11
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Is Fiskers stuff worth it?
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:54 PM   #12

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The ONLY thing I don't like about mine is that it's handle isn't replaceable. HOWEVER, it looks like I'd have to set out with absolute destruction in mind to even ATTEMPT to destroy this handle. I think I paid somewhere around $25 for mine and I feel it's money well spent. It takes an edge easily, stays sharp unless I'm chopping limestone (haha), and has a very well-balanced feel to it overall.

That being said, I also have a small foldable saw as well. They both serve their specific purposes well, and since the saw hardly takes up any room, there's no reason NOT to carry it. I say get them both and cover all your bases. Simple.

I use my saw primarily when setting up my tree stand to clear out any brush that covers my shooting lane, but I keep it in my BOB for emergencies.

There's already a link to the Fiskars camp axe, so here's a link to the foldable saw that I carry:

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