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Anybody using UC Coatings Log Savers and Flitch savers?
« on: February 09, 2019, 10:29:48 PM »
   I bought some more Anchorseal this week and the UC Coatings salesman called and sent me some info on their company's log savers and flitch savers. One looks sort of like a bow tie you drive into the end of a log where it is starting to check to help keep the log from splitting more. Apparently they sell you a special tool/hammer to drive the into the log. They are plastic and I understand you just saw through them as if they were not there. I like their Anchorseal product and am wondering about these.

   Are any of you using these devices and if so, what is your opinion of them as far as cost and effectiveness. Thanks.
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Re: Anybody using UC Coatings Log Savers and Flitch savers?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 10:49:45 PM »
@Busysawyer has mentioned using them in the past, maybe he can chime in.  
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Re: Anybody using UC Coatings Log Savers and Flitch savers?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 11:10:41 PM »
I have them and have used them on cherry logs that had started end checking.  I can't say for sure one way or the other, but doesn't look like they've changed since last spring when I did it.  I haven't milled them yet.  I got the log savers.  I was afraid the flitch savers would be too small.
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Re: Anybody using UC Coatings Log Savers and Flitch savers?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 06:22:14 AM »
They work pretty well but in spring/early summer when the bark is slipping some white oak and hickory logs have enough stress to break them apart. The logs you hear "pop" before you even finish cutting in two. "S" irons can be pulled out if not driven flush. Truss plates work but are a real pain to remove. Extra length and leaving a fork or large limb knot at the end works better than anything.

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Re: Anybody using UC Coatings Log Savers and Flitch savers?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 10:28:33 AM »
For valuable logs, spring and summer I have pounded in the log savers, where you see a split starting, and then end seal heavy. These logs should be sold, sawed, a.s.a.p. or kept wet.

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Re: Anybody using UC Coatings Log Savers and Flitch savers?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 08:44:57 AM »
   Thanks for the responses. Since most of the logs I am having issues with are not particularly high value I am less inclined to try these at this point. Stay safe.
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Re: Anybody using UC Coatings Log Savers and Flitch savers?
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2019, 09:17:55 PM »
2x4 and some screws has been My method on the big checks...seems to keep it together if cured for a season.
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