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I've been asked by a few different customers to  chainsaw logs for them..   can anyone recommend a decent portable saw horse..?  was looking at the Triton super jaws with the log jaws attachment but any recommendations would be great

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    I have an Oregon 'all metal easy cut' about £80. It works well for me. You can stack a few logs in at a time and cut them all down to size in one go. You do have to be careful stacking them to minimise movement but I have got used to it and it's much more efficient than dealing with one at a time. Oregon make a few saw horses and I guess being Oregon they know their stuff.

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    I use the stihl one because it was free with my saw but it only does a single log and is not that quick. Also used a quick fire one, the same price as the stihl but much quicker due to the design.

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    I use the Truncator saw horse (see www.truncator.co.uk) - it's great for cutting multiple logs really quickly. The logs are held in tipping cups made from recycled car batteries - I just bought four of the cups (£100) and mounted them on a wooden beam that can be attached to a Workmate bench.

  • I've used a few different types for myself and customers.

    The log dog teeth type that clip onto a workbench don't stay clipped on for very long the logs can force them off being heavy plus the pressure from working the saw. I have a set but don't use them.

    The orgeon multi log holder is great if you know for certain you will have lots of straight light well behaved timber (e.g. spruce). Not good for huge diameter stuff. You often have to source and make your own wooden base though. 

    I have a home made traditional looking one I leave in the woods which is heavy duty made from 2x4 and it gets gradually eaten away when I nick it with the saw, but it holds things firmly and can support gnarly odd shapes but doesn't fold down.

    But mostly I use a screwfix electric saw (honestly) on the hinged saw horse at home for my wood.  You can use the saw freehand for wood that won't fit on the saw horse. Or use your own petrol saw in the hinge if you already have one. If you are dismatling a tree you tend to cut it in a way you know will lend itself to whatever processing you will do next.

    Or cut freehand if you know what you are doing.

  •  Machinemart do a metal saw horse that you clamp the saw to and can then operate one handed. Even the wife is happy to come up the yard and use it while I'm on the splitter!

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