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    Tools for trail work.. ?

    I've been trying to find some good tools for trail work... small enough to carry while riding yet powerful enough for big stuff.

    A chainsaw that fits into a pack (or its own back pack) would be awesome... I've seen them around but I can't find them for sale.

    So far this is all I can find:
    http://www.dakine.com/sport-packs/bike/builders-pack/
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    Trail Tools

    Not small enough to carry when riding, but (IMO) the BEST trail-tool is a McLeod -- pronounced like: Mc Cloud.

    Problem is their-cost and difficulty to find. Traditionally Forrest-Service workers, and often "Hot-Shots" (mobilly-lifted fire-fighters) use them for Quick-Work in the woods. It's a "rake" on one-side, with "teeth" that are about 4 - 5" long and then the other side of the almost Square-shaped-head / face is a "blade" that when swung hard-enough will go through roots, shrubs, tree-limbs, etc.

    An alternative to a McLeod is the Lamberton Rake.
    http://www.lambertonrake.com/

    Down near Phoenix, a Pick-Ax and sledge-hammer are quite good as well.

    * One of "our-crew" (Odie) had a Bob-Trailer and he hooks that up to his race-bike and pedals-out to the work-site WITH many-tools in-tow on the trailer.

    A good-tool that's easy to carry, and cheap to, is a Folding-Saw. This'll fit in your Camelbak when folded-up, and I've even run across them at the 99-cent-store!
    * Worked WAY BETTER than the .99 - price would have made me think it would have!
    Brian "Harvey" Roberts

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    Mcleod and a Mattock are all you need.

    As for a chainsaw, you don't need one.

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    beer and prison labor.

    Big lots has some cheap tools and harbourfreight too
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    When I saw the thread title, I thought you were looking for us to help with some trail work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kubo
    I've been trying to find some good tools for trail work... small enough to carry while riding yet powerful enough for big stuff.

    A chainsaw that fits into a pack (or its own back pack) would be awesome... I've seen them around but I can't find them for sale.

    So far this is all I can find:
    http://www.dakine.com/sport-packs/bike/builders-pack/
    max ax. every tool. portable. buy extra cotters, they get banged up.

    http://www.maxax.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by kubo
    I've been trying to find some good tools for trail work... small enough to carry while riding yet powerful enough for big stuff.

    A chainsaw that fits into a pack (or its own back pack) would be awesome... I've seen them around but I can't find them for sale.

    So far this is all I can find:
    http://www.dakine.com/sport-packs/bike/builders-pack/
    The two main tools I use are an 18" folding saw made by Corona and an F55F field hoe by Pro Hoe. If I need to transport soil, I use a durable canvas tote bag that I hoe dirt and small rocks into.

    http://www.prohoe.com/field_hoes.html

    TD

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