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View Poll Results: What's your preferred safety/recovery cutting tool and why?
Bow Saw 11 16.18%
Axe 32 47.06%
Hatchet 11 16.18%
Machete 7 10.29%
Chain Saw 16 23.53%
Lopper/Pruner 2 2.94%
Other 3 4.41%
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Machete SLICE SH!T UP

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So, there are several votes for the axe but not much detail behind those responses.

An axe takes up more room than the other options, requires more room to operate, and doesn't see like it would be as effective as say a bow saw in clearing a small (couple inches in diameter) tree or vines.

I'm not criticizing anyones opininion - I have little real life experience with any of these instruments - just trying to understand.

Oh, and what makes a "good" axe?
I carry a Estwing axe....very hard steel that will keep an edge under heavy abuse....with a hammer head on the backside...reason....i'm not out to prune the forest or do landscaping.....I want to chop up a tree thats in my way with no way around....or a hammer to smash my way thru....If I need it...i don't care if it's pretty....it just has to be small enough to use yet big enough to get the job done....and if I need it the smash my way thru some barbed wire or such...it wont break or dull to a point of worthless...and I can fit it in my tool box with a sheath.....so far I used it to cut wire..break off bolts...smash off the rest of my exaust....cut on overhead branch that I couldn't clear....kill a rattlesnake....cut some fire wood...cut roots the shovel couldn't get thru....etc...never pretty and never easy on the tool....but has never let me down when I needed it....you asked...don't complain about the answer
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I think you just sold me! Which size - 16" or 26"? Either way, that seems nice and manageable and looks high quality.

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I carry a Estwing axe....very hard steel that will keep an edge under heavy abuse....with a hammer head on the backside...reason....i'm not out to prune the forest or do landscaping.....I want to chop up a tree thats in my way with no way around....or a hammer to smash my way thru....If I need it...i don't care if it's pretty....it just has to be small enough to use yet big enough to get the job done....and if I need it the smash my way thru some barbed wire or such...it wont break or dull to a point of worthless...and I can fit it in my tool box with a sheath.....so far I used it to cut wire..break off bolts...smash off the rest of my exaust....cut on overhead branch that I couldn't clear....kill a rattlesnake....cut some fire wood...cut roots the shovel couldn't get thru....etc...never pretty and never easy on the tool....but has never let me down when I needed it....you asked...don't complain about the answer
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I think you just sold me! Which size - 16" or 26"? Either way, that seems nice and manageable and looks high quality.
I have the 16" 26 seems too much for me
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Ah, the MaxAxe - one of the guys I ride with has one but we haven't had a need to break it out yet. Expensive but versatile and compact considering all the attachments and uses.

Sawvivor - Much thanks, noted.

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I carry both of these. The saw is a "Sawvivor" brand and the blade stores in the top and the handles fold up.

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I think you just sold me! Which size - 16" or 26"? Either way, that seems nice and manageable and looks high quality.
sorry just checked there site...I have the leather handle 16
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Very nice & compact!

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Looks like Home Depot carries Estwing - I'll see if I can pick something up tomorrow.

The Sawvivor I may have to order but I'll keep searching.

Some good information...
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Not going to kill a rattlesnake but check out the Pocket Chainsaw.

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