Secondary use works fine…

When this area was bought up by some real estate people and laid out as residential plots, they bulldozed a bunch of halfhearted roads here and there. Those that were never used have pretty much gone back to young versions of what they looked like before the bulldozers, and those that get used still look like roads. Then of course there are the ad hoc roads such as those people like me tend to make: Wind around the junipers and the gullies and big rocks often enough, and your Jeep tracks just sort of become roads. Sort of.

The junipers that didn’t get bulldozed down don’t care about any of this, they grow slowly but they grow and eventually they start encroaching on both sorts of roads. There are three or four I’ve wanted to cut back for some time but my chainsaw is put up for the season and it was always too much trouble to mix gas, tune up the saw, tighten up the chain, drag the saw and all its support equipment out to the boonies just to lop a few inconvenient limbs, then bring it home, clean it, drain it, run the carb dry, store it all safely away again…

This is an application pretty much made for a cordless reciprocating saw, is all I’m saying.



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5 Responses to Secondary use works fine…

  1. R says:

    Proper pruning blades for recip. saws are available and work very well on green wood compared to carpentry/demo blades.

  2. Joel says:

    Yeah, I know. But demo blades are what I have, and they work.

  3. Ben says:

    Back when battery operated Sawzalls first came out, (low voltage NICAD battery packs) this was the one regular use that I found for my saw. It was truly great for a few minutes of brush clearing.

  4. Diogenes says:

    Here’s a thought for ya Joel. See if you can’t find and old dead battery that fits your cordless. Then get some lamp wire and a couple battery clips. Open old battery turn it’s entrails into its extrails, solder the lamp wires to the proper poles and match the other end to the clips: ouila!corded cordless that will cut junipers, pallets, and anything else you get a hankerin’to cut, all powered by Jeep!

  5. Robert says:

    Diogenes: great idea except the jeep is 12 volt and the tool is 20 volt. So, cut slowly or rig up two 12 volters in series and have a really fast saw? Dunno why manufacturers don’t make a “Preppers’ Special” 12 or 24 volt tool so as to monetize your concept.

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