Portable Trail Maintenance Equipment

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retired jerry
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Re: Portable Trail Maintenance Equipment

Post by retired jerry » May 23rd, 2021, 5:50 am

nicely done

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Re: Portable Trail Maintenance Equipment

Post by Chazz » June 8th, 2021, 3:10 pm

Nice work, Mike. Not a bad idea right now for training hikes. How well does that saw carry in a backpack?

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Re: Portable Trail Maintenance Equipment

Post by mjirving » June 8th, 2021, 3:43 pm

Surprisingly well! The biggest hassle is having to take off the pack and open the pack an pull it out and then reversing the process. I also put it in a plastic trash compactor bag due to the chain bar oil and keeping that off the pack. It would be nice to have it in some sling that could be easily whipped off your back and into use. I have a plastic chain/bar scabbard thing for it too.

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Re: Portable Trail Maintenance Equipment

Post by Chazz » June 11th, 2021, 11:20 am

Carrying around a chainsaw in an easy access sling on the trail might get you a considerable amount of side-eye and a very wide berth when passing people....

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Re: Portable Trail Maintenance Equipment

Post by Chazz » June 11th, 2021, 11:23 am

Amazon with JUEMEL DP3 has the JUEMEL 4" Portable 20V Cordless Mini Chainsaw with 2 Batteries for $80 - 15% off coupon (check green "Save coupon" box) - $12 off with code 8H8TO6BG [Exp 6/19] = $56 with free shipping.

https://www.amazon.com/Chainsaw-Batteri ... B08PB9BFB4

Short-term deal but maybe not a bad thing to have for home or light trail maintenance.

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mjirving
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Re: Portable Trail Maintenance Equipment

Post by mjirving » June 11th, 2021, 12:26 pm

Chazz wrote:
June 11th, 2021, 11:20 am
Carrying around a chainsaw in an easy access sling on the trail might get you a considerable amount of side-eye and a very wide berth when passing people....
A perfect additional benefit! ;-)

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Don Nelsen
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Re: Portable Trail Maintenance Equipment

Post by Don Nelsen » June 11th, 2021, 1:58 pm

Chazz wrote:
June 11th, 2021, 11:20 am
Carrying around a chainsaw in an easy access sling on the trail might get you a considerable amount of side-eye and a very wide berth when passing people....
Especially if you leave it running...
"Everything works in the planning stage".

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retired jerry
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Re: Portable Trail Maintenance Equipment

Post by retired jerry » June 11th, 2021, 2:02 pm

Good to keep possible covid people socially distanced from you ;)

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Chip Down
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Re: Portable Trail Maintenance Equipment

Post by Chip Down » June 12th, 2021, 1:46 pm

Don Nelsen wrote:
June 11th, 2021, 1:58 pm
Chazz wrote:
June 11th, 2021, 11:20 am
Carrying around a chainsaw in an easy access sling on the trail might get you a considerable amount of side-eye and a very wide berth when passing people....
Especially if you leave it running...
That's tempting, but consider the noise, the exhaust fumes, having to carry more fuel...oh, wait, Mike's chainsaw is electric. More convenient for the user, but smaller intimidation factor.

Anyway, on topic, I've had the folding saw shown below for ages. It's not great, I'd get something better if I used it often.
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