Tool option to use for cutting Apple wood
Suggestions on the cheapest/effective option in a tool? I literally have nothing at home like a vice to make this easier on me, so looking at suggestions without spending too much cash.
Apr 4th, 2020 10:55 am
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Apr 4th, 2020 12:27 pm
the axe option hasn't worked out for me, these logs are fairly thin, not too easy to get a hold of for me. Not a typical sized log like firewood, etc. Outside of a small chainsaw, thinking maybe a reciprocating saw would workKevin3840 wrote: ↑ When I have small wood chunks and need chips for smoking, I just stand the blocks with the grain running vertically on a flat sided block (stump) and split them with an axe. When the piece I am chopping is narrow, I just hold it up other with other wood that has not been chopped yet. I only make a small amount of chips at a time so this works for me.
Apr 4th, 2020 2:27 pm
Apr 4th, 2020 3:15 pm
Apr 4th, 2020 4:24 pm
trying to go the el cheapo route, bought a reciprocating saw at HD, seems to do okay for one or two logs at a time
I have zero setup for any DIY at home, so as above, bought a reciprocating saw, seems fine for doing a couple of logs at a timeFraser River Rat wrote: ↑ Hi,
Small logs - as in large/medium diameter branches? How about using a circular saw, hand saw or bow saw? Problem with a chainsaw is that the teeth need to be resharpened all the time.
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Apr 4th, 2020 5:16 pm
Instead of bringing the axe to the wood, bring the wood to the axe. Once it's stuck, flip it around, and whack the axe onto your stump. Makes chopping small pieces much easier.
Apr 4th, 2020 5:37 pm
Apr 4th, 2020 6:00 pm
You must be misunderstanding because there's nothing dangerous about the method I described.
Apr 4th, 2020 6:15 pm
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Apr 4th, 2020 7:50 pm
clearly it doesn't take much in the way of assumption for you to suggest something I already went out to buy? I don't really need to explain my rationale to you, so if you have nothing of use to say move on with your life. Christ man grab a beer or something....hoponpop wrote: ↑ I'm confused as to why OP is even asking. You have a solution that is working for you and have shot down the suggestions already attempted at helping. Are you really just looking for somebody to come over to your place and do the work for you?
I have 1 suggestion - a reciprocating saw. Curious to see if it gets shot down.
Apr 4th, 2020 7:51 pm
I hear you bud, that is what I have but have found it a pain to use, lol. Apparently I have shot down every other idea on here, and put my big boy decide pants and bought a reciprocating saw that does the job for now...Cheers
Apr 4th, 2020 7:53 pm
not at all misunderstanding, but thanks for the suggestion. I am eternally useless at most DIY type of stuff, you have to know me to understand. The other suggestions I have attempted without success which is the only reason why I posted other ideas up here.
Apr 5th, 2020 12:00 am
A recip saw seems exceedingly dangerous for someone who cant swing a hatchet
Apr 5th, 2020 7:14 am
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Apr 5th, 2020 10:50 am
now that's more useful, thanks. For kindle it would work great, but I am looking to make chunks to smoke with not just kindle
Apr 5th, 2020 11:34 am