boys-i've been around and cut wood for over 30 years-but i've never seen a power bow saw.i understand that they attack the wood when you put it to it-but is there anything that makes it better or different?
well boss, i am with you in that i have never seen a bow saw used. but as i uderstand it they are used primarily for limbing. they have that winde "nose and the little "finger" i guess you would call it. so basically you use the nose of the blade to cut with and the "finger" acts as your "bucking spike" so as the tree lays on the ground you push the saw downward on the limb using the nose of the bar to cut. if that makes any sense.
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Post by chainsawwhisperer on Jul 29, 2008 5:20:37 GMT -5
From what I understand bow saws are great for bucking logs, the bar doesn't get pinched in the cut. The down side is they can be extremely dangerous because of all the surface area at the nose of the bar, IE: a lot more teeth at the tip/nose to grab than on a standard bar or a reduced kick back bar. This increases the likelihood of a kick back in experienced hands.
Some people swear by them. I would love to have one for the shelf. CSW
Post by knucklepanshovel on Jul 29, 2008 8:28:35 GMT -5
I have seen many at flea markets over the years.
I own one but it is a Poulan 385 it runs but carb needs rebuilding it does have the safety guards, price was too right, $50 & looks nearly new & low time with great compression. so I had to buy it.
I dont have any experience & not sure if I will ever build the carb to try it out. but it looks cool maybe after I get my life back in order & start using wood to heat.
most I have seen did not have the guards which personally give me a shiver. way too much surface area for a minor mistake. at least some have guards which I wouldnt ever attempt to try without them in place. well maybe crank on floor.. but wouldnt carry running or even use.