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Old 21-07-12   #1 (permalink)
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Handsaw for larger limbing

I have got to cut back some of our farms trees (overhanging minor road).
I am happy climbing but not confident using a chainsaw up a tree. What hand saw Silky type or bow saw would you recommend for 6"-8" diameter sometimes bigger.
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I love the nakanoto 60. Its a beast. Mind your fingers though!

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Re: Handsaw for larger limbing

Don't forget yourcones and signs, oh and a little matter of insurance, silky ibuki works well
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Re: Handsaw for larger limbing

We are sorted for cones and signs, I think the farm insurance should cover us but I have no intention of hitting any cars I will just hold them up for a few mins in the unlikely event of one coming along. . Thanks for the guidance on Silky saws as there are so many of them I am finding it difficult to choose one.

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Re: Handsaw for larger limbing

Katanaboy if you're doing real big cuts
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Re: Handsaw for larger limbing

I am tempted by the Katanaboy but I presume it is a bit much to handle one handed cutting the underside of the branches? To help me choose it would be nice to understand the pros and cons of the different styles i.e. straight blades,curved blades, curved blades with noble on the end.
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Re: Handsaw for larger limbing

straight is better for pruning cuts curved cuts more timber faster, the sugoi is good has XLG teeth so takes bigger bits when it cuts but doesn't leave as good a finish
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Here you go, and you do not have to climb:

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