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Posted March 01, 2012 - 08:52 PM

Just wondering how many of you own timber jacks and what brands, pros / cons that kind of stuff. Seems like it might be better to spend the extra cash on a Peavey or Dixie but I would really like to hear some reviews first. I have pretty much narrowed it down to them based on company reputation, plus I would rather spend the 20 -30 extra bucks for a product made in the USA vice China.

If you have any input I would appreciate it.

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Posted March 01, 2012 - 09:07 PM

Brett, could you elaborate a little more on what a timber jack is? I might be one of the few but I have no idea or at least never heard the term before. Are they log splitters?

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Posted March 01, 2012 - 09:09 PM

Maybe even post a picture or two of one. Thanks

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Posted March 01, 2012 - 09:14 PM

Maybe even post a picture or two of one. Thanks

Here is a little video, not one of the brands I mentioned but a good example.


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Posted March 01, 2012 - 09:22 PM

Ahhhhh, It's a cant hook with a kickstand! I have never used one, but I am familiar with how the cant hook works. My FIL is a chainsaw carver and I help him load and position logs for carving. That would be a nice thing to have around when cutting them to length! Thanks for the pics.

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Posted March 01, 2012 - 09:26 PM

Brett, could you elaborate a little more on what a timber jack is? I might be one of the few but I have no idea or at least never heard the term before. Are they log splitters?


For the most part they get the log off the ground to make it easier, and safer to cut. It helps reduce kickback and the log bitting the bar. Also keeps the chain out of the dirt. A bit easier on the back too if your gonna be cutting alot of logs.

Ahhhhh, It's a cant hook with a kickstand! I have never used one, but I am familiar with how the cant hook works. My FIL is a chainsaw carver and I help him load and position logs for carving. That would be a nice thing to have around when cutting them to length! Thanks for the pics.

EXACTLY a cant hook with a kickstand!!

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Posted March 01, 2012 - 09:31 PM

Wow, that looks like a handy dandy tool that we are going to have to invest in too. I was planning on rigging something up with the 3pt on the Massey 1655 but I think this might work quicker and be just as easy. I wonder how good it works though on good sized logs like 16"+

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Posted March 01, 2012 - 09:46 PM

I wonder how good it works though on good sized logs like 16"+

Supposedly the peavey can handle 20”+ diameter logs even though they advertise up to 14”.

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Posted March 01, 2012 - 09:59 PM

My FIL has the standard cant hook and I have rolled logs that were easily 24" in Dia. As long as the log's CG (center of gravity) is beyond the teeth on the foot it should be OK. Of course it could roll back over the arm unless there's something there to stop it.

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Posted March 01, 2012 - 10:18 PM

I saw one of those before, I think it was in a northern tool book. I thought it was a cool idea but the one I saw looked very very simple and I don't think it would be very hard to build one.

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Posted March 01, 2012 - 10:39 PM

Before getting my sawmill, I spent quite a bit of time researching. Log-rite is a brand that has
a good reputation.

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Posted March 01, 2012 - 11:01 PM

Before getting my sawmill, I spent quite a bit of time researching. Log-rite is a brand that has a good reputation.


I have seen their products, they looked good too. Do you have a MK alaskan mill? (chainsaw Mill)

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Posted March 01, 2012 - 11:13 PM

Yes I have used them, Also have used a real Timberjack log skidder to bring in the big stuff! LOL , The timber jack you show are great for not rockdulling your chain. Shawn

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Posted March 01, 2012 - 11:22 PM

I have seen their products, they looked good too. Do you have a MK alaskan mill? (chainsaw Mill)


I ended up getting a horizontal bandsaw mill. Norwood2000

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Posted March 01, 2012 - 11:47 PM

I can't remember cutting without one. I think the last one Dad bought was from Central Tractor before they went out of business.

IMHO, they work fine for the 14 ish stuff, but up to two feet? That may be pushing it. Maybe with a bigger one with a longer handle than ours.

Some things to watch, always make sure it's a clean log your cutting, not a log with brush attached. Stuff can shift at anytime and with a bunch of brush attached, it can store up some energy. Never cut on the backside of the jack. And if you're working with someone and have some stuff still attached to it, make sure they aren't cutting the branches free from the piece you're working on.




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