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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2011, 03:11:38 PM »
Decided to improve my chainsaw storage, and make it a little bit more travel friendly.  I bought one of these chainsaw bags from Infront Camping Gear.  http://www.infrontcampinggear.com.au/prod2052.htm

When the bag turned up and I loaded my chainsaw and other associated bit and pieces in, I didn't really like the way when you picked it up everything sagged together.  I cut two pieces of  6mm Ply and sandwiched the canvas bottom of the bag between the two pieces, added some rubber feet, and now everything stays where you put it.  I'll probably add a tie down strap over the saw later on, but I'll give it a bit of a test run first to see how it goes.

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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2011, 05:15:07 PM »
Thats bloody great. The board in the bottom looks like a good idea.

Thats bags quite affordable as well.

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« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2011, 05:31:39 PM »
Thats bags quite affordable as well.

All their stuff is well priced.  It was quick delivery and the quality looks to be pretty good as well.

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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2011, 06:03:03 PM »
Looks good and great idea about the floor. Is your PPE in another bag?  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2011, 06:32:38 PM »
I keep my chainsaw in a toolbox in the back of the Triton along with the recovery gear, tools, exhaust jack etc.
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« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2011, 06:35:29 PM »
Looks good and great idea about the floor. Is your PPE in another bag?  ;D ;D ;D


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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2011, 06:37:34 PM »
Decided to improve my chainsaw storage, and make it a little bit more travel friendly.  I bought one of these chainsaw bags from Infront Camping Gear.  http://www.infrontcampinggear.com.au/prod2052.htm

When the bag turned up and I loaded my chainsaw and other associated bit and pieces in, I didn't really like the way when you picked it up everything sagged together.  I cut two pieces of  6mm Ply and sandwiched the canvas bottom of the bag between the two pieces, added some rubber feet, and now everything stays where you put it.  I'll probably add a tie down strap over the saw later on, but I'll give it a bit of a test run first to see how it goes.



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Please keep these great ideas coming, some excellent ideas and I don't have to think about it.  I am going to my chainsaw bag this weekend :D ;D
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« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2011, 06:45:06 PM »
I heard Darren has special order pink chaps  :angel:
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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2011, 06:45:55 PM »
Looks good and great idea about the floor. Is your PPE in another bag?  ;D ;D ;D


He dosn't need ppe with that
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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2011, 09:49:08 PM »
Gary, thats what I liked about the canvas bag....the ability to "squash" around the saw so it only took up as much room as the saw itself !!!

As far as sharpening, I could do with a lesson from a guru !! ;D ;D
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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2011, 06:29:04 AM »
As far as sharpening, I could do with a lesson from a guru !! ;D ;D

The chainsaw weilding Phantom, is probably the one to ask.  He probably needs to do a chainsaw 101 on the topic.

Don't rely on chainsaw retail shops to give you good advice or even to give you the right equipment for sharpening, as I've just recently been let down a little with this.

My new bag has about 20 holes in the bottom of it now, so if the timber bottom doesn't work out, it should drain well. ???
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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2011, 06:58:05 AM »
Pg 32 onwards has some good info on sharpening
http://www.oregonchain.com/maintenance/manual.htm

Get yourself a stump vise and toolkit with the correct size file for your chain and away you go. Should take 10-15 minutes, I give mine a quick sharpen after each tank of fuel, gives the saw a chance to cool down before refilling. I don't like the electric files as they take off too much metal and get hot and therefore change the temper of the metal.

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« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2011, 08:53:24 PM »
Never had any success with electric sharpeners either.  Takes 10 min with a manual file.  As soon as you get the right angle it is an easy job and spending 10 min sharpening saves at least that amount of time in cutting your next lot of timber.

As for carrying it...  I keep it in a poly bag to contain the dirt, oil, and other crap that it seems to gather and we keep it in one of the cupboards in the side of the camper.  When we are travelling without the CT it sits in the back of the Patrol but need to change that as sometime I can smell fumes from the fuel, etc and I really don't enjoy that. 
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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2011, 11:05:31 AM »
I've had the oregon style stuff for about twenty years. Much prefer to do a light touch (1 or 2 strokes per teeth) up each use. When you re learning it is easy to over sharpen and the saw starts to cut curves(towards sharp side).

The tricky part is use. Real railway sleepers (red gum or yellow box) means one cut = one use. Really tough stuff.

I also carry falco/felco 6" folding saws for up to green logs ~ 9". Excellent and quick compared to chain saw unpack, suit up, use, clean up, sharpen, repack.

Thanks for the packing ideas.

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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2011, 12:40:49 PM »
Hi,
   I reckon Luke from drifta would make a mean chainsaw box if you gave him the dimensions.
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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2011, 01:34:09 PM »
Having seen Laith's chainsaw bag on the Barrington Tops trip, I think it's worth mentioning, as it is certainly a good idea, and if you haven't got one in the shed, they are readily available on E-bay, and in varying sizes (search Tool Bag).  Wished I'd seen these before I bought mine.

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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2011, 01:56:01 PM »
Yup I carry mine in a Waeco bag
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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2011, 02:11:19 PM »
some interesting trivia re chains,

Modern day saw teeth were designed from the way a borer beetle eats its way through wood. The saw teeth look like a borer beetles teeth/gob whatever borers have and move in the same forward motion chopping through the wood as it goes.

If you havnt got a file guide handy and just round file, Stihl chains have a dark line etched into the top of each of the chain teeth which shows the angle to file at. Maybe other chains do too, but I have only noticed it on my Stihl chains.

anyway, that was interesting !!


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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2011, 08:16:54 PM »
Can't see the value in sharpening a chain, for $10 someone else [better qualified] will do it for me.

BTW I store the saw in a heavy duty canvas bag [the ones Armaguard use to carry the caaaaash in] in my tool box on the CT - will have to find another spot as the Ct is Goooorrrrnn.

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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2011, 08:18:54 PM »
Can't see the value in sharpening a chain, for $10 someone else [better qualified] will do it for me.

It is very very easy to sharpen a chain and when you do it yourself you know it is done properly. Machine sharpening takes too much metal off and the heat can affect the temper of the teeth.
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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2011, 08:49:48 PM »
I am with you D4D, all I have ever used is a file, and I always have one with my saw, it takes only a few minutes and I have a sharp chain again.

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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #46 on: April 01, 2011, 07:29:29 PM »
After seeing Gunna Do's saw bag I realised I had a Dewalt bag not being used in the garage and it might suit the purpose.

My missus bought a couple of these bags off ebay for me a while back.

This bag is 800mm x 300mm. Not sure how much they were worth but I'm confident they weren't all that much.




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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #47 on: April 02, 2011, 09:53:34 AM »
Perfect fit.  :cup:

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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2011, 10:36:33 AM »
The bags seem to be the go will get right on to that :cheers:

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Re: CHAINSAW STORAGE WHILST TRAVELLING.
« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2011, 05:45:05 PM »
My missus bought a couple of these bags off ebay for me a while back.

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