Pocket sized chainsaw

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by kaido, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Just figured I'd share this with everybody since saving weight/room in a BOB is a fairly big issue.

    It's literally pocket sized when folded up. Just found it really nifty and thought a few of you might as well.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwa2iv7tEtI&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/ame]
     
  2. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Looks pretty neat. In case anyone missed it, go to http://survivalgeek.com/ and you'll see the pocket chainsaw there.
     

  3. Sniper75

    Sniper75 New Member

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    I currently have a wire saw with my BOB. It's not the greatest, but it's better than nothing. I will be looking to this tho for sure thanks for the heads up.
     
  4. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I believe I could have gnawed through that log quicker, and with a lot less effort.

    If I was using it for firewood I would have just let the damn thing burn in half. As far as using it to build a shelter, forget that, I would rather sleep in the freaking rain.

    I don't see it as a practical solution.
     
  5. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    I can cut through logs up to 4" in diameter fadter w my pull saw. Or just use my ka-bar heavy bowie strapped to my pack to hack them into the right lengths.

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  6. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    But if you don have room for a full sized saw or happen to lose your Bowie, even if you don't lose it, might not want to dull it quickly. To me this thing seemed like a pretty cool idea.
     
  7. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    The bowie scabbard will take a hell of lot of effort to remove. The knife is hard to get out of the scabbard. I carry a dual sided stone and a steel. So im not worried.;) plus branches and hackin apart carcasses is why i carry said knife. Ask anybody that owns a ka-bar of any sort and they will tell you they sharpen easily and hold an edge very very well.

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  8. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Well....I suppose you wouldn't have anything to worry about with that then. But not all of us (such as myself) have the money to put towards such a nice knife. Thats where this thing comes into play.

    I also think it would probably be faster to cut through a foot thick log with this little saw then it would be to cut it with a ka-bar. But I've also never had the chance to use either, so that's just a thiught.
     
  9. Marlinman

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    I took the knife as payment for work done on a guys shotgun. A foot thick yes but up to say 8" im just as quick on the hack as that saw appears to be. I have used a good machete and hatchet for a long time loggin though....as in for the last 10 years or so.

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  10. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Damn, glad to see people still make trades out there. Money seems over rated and tends to cause a lot of problems in my eyes.
    But your right, it does depend on who's using the blade VS the saw.
     
  11. Marlinman

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    It wasnt quite a trade. It was more of a "i did the work and he didnt pay so i stomped him and took his brand new knife as payment" knowing he wouldnt go to the cops over it since i was told he was a felon the day before.

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  12. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Well then, I guess that works out just as well. Haha
     
  13. Marlinman

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    Yes it did.

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  14. bkt

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    The example in the video probably wasn't the best. If you're trying to remove a 4" limb from a tree or you're trying to cut down a small tree, this thing might have merit. I carry a small hatchet in my BOB. Not sure which - the hatchet or the pocket chainsaw - would be faster or require less effort, though.

    I like the hatchet because it can also be used as a hammer and even a weapon. You can't do that with the pocket chainsaw.
     
  15. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    At some point you have to minimize all of the gizmos you carry. You could have every gimmic available, but you would need a semi to haul it. I would ask myself, "Self, do you already have a tool to accomplish the needed task?"
    "Which tool does the most different things?" I would decide between a hatchet and a chain saw and the hatchet would win hands down.
     
  16. Marlinman

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    I have a small hatchet of really good quality and a good heavy bladed knife w decent length that holds its edge and is easily sharpened so i see no need to have something like that. I also have a cable saw.

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  17. Tell_Sackett

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    My hunter safety instructor said she was given one and thought it was amazing. That is until she decided to only bring the pocket chain saw on a hunting trip. From what I understand it was thrown away and she advises everyone to not waste their money on them.