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Anyone use a pocket chain saw?
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Contributors to this thread:
huntnfish808 07-May-18
Rut Nut 08-May-18
SBH 08-May-18
TrapperKayak 08-May-18
LINK 08-May-18
APauls 08-May-18
Scrappy 08-May-18
Scrappy 08-May-18
LINK 08-May-18
Rut Nut 08-May-18
Rut Nut 08-May-18
splitlimb13 08-May-18
splitlimb13 08-May-18
SB 08-May-18
Huntcell 09-May-18
elkstabber 09-May-18
LINK 09-May-18
splitlimb13 09-May-18
LINK 09-May-18
ground hunter 09-May-18
huntnfish808 10-May-18
Starfire 10-May-18
Firsty 10-May-18
deserthunter 10-May-18
From: huntnfish808
07-May-18
Thinking about getting a pocket chainsaw for my spike camp setup. Some of them look pretty cheaply made but it's hard to tell from the Amazon reviews which ones are good quality. Can anyone recommend a good one?

From: Rut Nut
08-May-18

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Hope EF Hutton is alright! ;-)

I have used one for years. It's like this one, but I got it before they had the nice handles. Mine just has the steel loops at the end, so you have to break off 2 sticks to use as handles. Works great AND gives you a heck of a bicep workout! : )

From: SBH
08-May-18
Looks like a smart thing to have in your truck at all times.

From: TrapperKayak
08-May-18
Got something similar but its not a chain saw, just a sawtooth band of wire with loops on each end.

From: LINK
08-May-18

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Not near as light but this is what I have at base camp and throw in my pack if I think I need it. I don’t often need it. Put a handle on it for hand held or screw it on a pole for trimming tree stand lanes. I know nothing about a pocket chainsaw but that doesn’t look user friendly, lol.

From: APauls
08-May-18
Doesn't look to be any smaller or lighter than a small saw. What is the perceived advantage to the pocket chainsaw? Longer cutting stroke?

From: Scrappy
08-May-18
https://youtu.be/RaGLFR9VJ0M No thank you, I'll just stick to my folding saw.

From: Scrappy
08-May-18

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From: LINK
08-May-18

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Apauls it’s not. Like I said I don’t often pack it. Teeth are aggressive and it will chew through a log pretty quick. I had to see what these pocket saws will do. I was impressed on this video but looks like a good hand saw is hard to beat.

From: Rut Nut
08-May-18
Apauls- it fits in a pocket. And is much more efficient than a folding saw.

From: Rut Nut
08-May-18
I use mine exclusively when backpacking for cutting firewood.

From: splitlimb13
08-May-18
Biggest problem I have in the field is fallen timber laying across the trail . Any log the size of the one in the video I'd just pick up and move. But looks like it might come in handy.

From: splitlimb13
08-May-18
Biggest problem I have in the field is fallen timber laying across the trail . Any log the size of the one in the video I'd just pick up and move. But looks like it might come in handy.

From: SB
08-May-18
Must have a REALLY small piston!

From: Huntcell
09-May-18
Runs on beer so you have that weight concern and packing enough.

From: elkstabber
09-May-18
A friend of mine uses a pocket chain saw when hunting elk deep in backcountry. He uses it to saw the antlers off of bulls. That is its only use. I know that he buys the cheap lightweight kind (much cheaper/lighter than Cabela's) and that he's had trouble finding a decent one. It seemed ridiculous to use a pocket chain saw on an elk skull (he's a true "weight weenie") and he says that its a tedious process to use it. I don't have any more details because I just haul meat out first and bring a small folding saw back when fetching the antlers, usually on the last load.

From: LINK
09-May-18
“Biggest problem I have in the field is fallen timber laying across the trail.”

I just step over or crawl under those. I prefer to leave them to keep wheeled and motorized traffic away. ;)

From: splitlimb13
09-May-18
“Biggest problem I have in the field is fallen timber laying across the trail.” I just step over or crawl under those. I prefer to leave them to keep wheeled and motorized traffic away. ;) Yes agreed, but when you're pulling a pack string and the downfall is chest height leaves you no choice if you can get around.

From: LINK
09-May-18
Got ya.

09-May-18
Have had one for a lot of years, handy tool,,,,,,

From: huntnfish808
10-May-18
Cabelas wins, ill get that one. Thanks for the advice!

From: Starfire
10-May-18
Just don't get the cheap wire saws. they break easily.

From: Firsty
10-May-18
Hey Hutton put your coat back on.......problem solved.

From: deserthunter
10-May-18
ob saw wire works for cutting skull caps

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