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Author Topic: Which size cant hooks are needed with a hydraulic mill? Hookaroons, too?  (Read 1090 times)

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Re: Which size cant hooks are needed with a hydraulic mill? Hookaroons, too?
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2019, 08:43:59 PM »

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My vote goes to the 60" first, but don't let it end there.
Do you have any Peaveys or do you only use cant hooks? If so is there a reason you prefer cant hooks. I have a pevy I made, and like it a lot, but it is shorter so I use the 60" cant hook a lot. I wish I had bought the 60" pevy as I could stick it in the ground when not in use. I got the cant hook, because; when I first learned about peaveys and cant hooks, I was told "the cant hook is for around the mill, and a pevy is for in the woods." I do agree the 60" should be first. I know I needed more right away, but I have a manual mill.
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Re: Which size cant hooks are needed with a hydraulic mill? Hookaroons, too?
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2019, 08:46:19 PM »
The cant hook will not mar the cant as much as a pointed peavey.  On highly valuable wood like walnut, that is important. 
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Re: Which size cant hooks are needed with a hydraulic mill? Hookaroons, too?
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2019, 08:58:36 PM »
I have one old metal handled (non-Logrite) peavey that I always carry and it is used occasionally when something needs prying apart.



Seen here on the bottom.  All of the other stuff is hanging on a nail somewhere.  For the record, that old crooked pipe handled cant hook in the center was one log rolling tool.  ;D

I had peaveys to stick in the ground too many time when I was rolling logs so it's only a cant hook for me for doing real work.  One stays on each end of the sawmill when I am sawing so each of us can readily grab it.    

I have never used a Logrite peavey.
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Re: Which size cant hooks are needed with a hydraulic mill? Hookaroons, too?
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2019, 02:31:52 PM »
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Re: Which size cant hooks are needed with a hydraulic mill? Hookaroons, too?
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2019, 04:04:44 PM »
I mostly use the 78" unless it is way too big. I also have a 60" and 30" always with me, as well as two farm jacks. Those have saved my back many times. A chock block also helps so you can roll as far as possible, block, and rehook down low again or reposition the farm jack.

The only problem with the farm jack is it needs a different foot plate that won't slide.

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Re: Which size cant hooks are needed with a hydraulic mill? Hookaroons, too?
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2019, 08:15:47 PM »
I have the Logrite 60" peavey, stick it in the ground so I can always find and don't have to bend over to pick it up. I have the small mill size canthook which i just bought and really like to flip cants. I have 3 other wooden cant hooks I take with me. I always give the blue 60" peavey to big guys so they do not break my old wooden handle cant hooks
I take a farm jack with me on all portable jobs. It has saved me numurous times.
Next tool to make is the hook and chain so i can pull those logs over with the clamp.
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Re: Which size cant hooks are needed with a hydraulic mill? Hookaroons, too?
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2019, 10:07:43 PM »
I have the Logrite 60" peavey, stick it in the ground so I can always find and don't have to bend over to pick it up.
I made a little something to hold cant hooks.  Takes about 3 strokes of the sledge to set it in the perfect position on a job.  If it saves two steps every time I want a hook, than it saves a lot of steps in a week.




I also have a thing on the mill to hold a cant hook.
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Re: Which size cant hooks are needed with a hydraulic mill? Hookaroons, too?
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2019, 12:24:33 AM »
My favorite cant hook now is the spare hook that I bought for a 60" Logrite cant hook. I added 8' of chainwith a grab hook on the end. When a log is to big or awkward to roll even with the double chain turners on my mill, I slam the hook into the log, extend my Skytrak forks and hook the chain to the carriage. Retract the boom, and the log rolls easily. Much less effort. I rarely use a cant hook by hand any more.

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