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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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I have one of those in my survival kit...but have never used it...so I can't help ya on that
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planning a massacre?
lol.... hmmmm... maybe I better not wheel with poorbadger again!!!! lol

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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.
My MaxAxe, maybe we never used it when you have been around! But I have used it as a shovel to dig a jeep out of a deep ditch and it was a LOT better than one of those little army folding things. And the Axe worked on smaller size trees and one heck of a monster tree trunk that fell across the trail.

Personally I like not having to carry a bunch of different tools.

But I am a little biased since I only paid $10 in raffle tickets to win this this thing.

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And there he is LOL - Hey Paul.

I'm taking some days off work next week - maybe a day trip or two and maybe a couple overnight towards Ocala/St. Augustine. Maybe we can see if we can find a place to use that fancy system of yours I'll email you.

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My MaxAxe, maybe we never used it when you have been around! But I have used it as a shovel to dig a jeep out of a deep ditch and it was a LOT better than one of those little army folding things. And the Axe worked on smaller size trees and one heck of a monster tree trunk that fell across the trail.

Personally I like not having to carry a bunch of different tools.

But I am a little biased since I only paid $10 in raffle tickets to win this this thing.
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Looks like something to impress and amaze your friends.

Seems like it would work well on standing timber but not so sure about a downed log.

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I carry a Fiskars 23" axe but was pissed the other day that I did not have a chainsaw. I will cary both from now on.

I cut thru the first tree with the axe but gave up on the second which kept my from getting to a very secluded lake.
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Re: Bow Saw, Axe, Hatchet, Machete, Chain Saw

if you know how to use a axe and its a good one that is very sharp its amazing how fast one can get through a tree !
but it has to have a good blade and be sharp ! also it can easily be sharpened on the road
never runs out of gas maybe it does if you try to cut to much

to me if there were a bunch of trees in my way ? I would just hit another trail

now if I was up and they went down behind me that would suck !!
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This is interesting, I spoke to the ranger station where we are going wheelin today and chainsaws are not allowed to be used between 1 pm and 8 pm due to fire hazard. Now if a tree goes down behind me and I need to get home they can fine me but I will not use it if I do not have to during those times.

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Re: Bow Saw, Axe, Hatchet, Machete, Chain Saw

Ever since I saw "Texas Chainsaw Masacre" I have been a fan of the saw.

So I had to vote for the chainsaw.

However I don't bring one along usually. I have a Fiskars 23" axe as part of my standard load-out and it does a very good job. Much of the trailing I do is in the southwest so the need for a chainsaw just isn't that great. But an axe is often useful as a piece of camp gear.

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An axe and shovel is required if Off-Roading in a National Forest some State forest have the same requirement too, or maybe it’s the other way around. It’s been many years since I checked with them. I do know that one of them do “Require” you to have both in your vehicle. I use to carry an axe and shovel bolted up inside the rear bed of my off-road 4x4 pickup; so it was a none issue for me since I already was caring them both.

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