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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2017, 08:35:46 AM »
When I ran the manual mill and had to frequently turn logs on the mill, I used a cant hook because I sawed a lot of good quality, furniture grade, walnut, cherry, etc., and the cant hook does not mar the cant to the extent that the sharp point on a peavy does.  People won't buy boards with holes in them.  It all depends on your plan and strategy.

I imagine your customers will be disappointed to hear that you are no longer sawing "good quality, furniture grade, walnut, cherry, etc.".  ;D
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2017, 09:57:16 AM »
Gotcha!   :D
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2017, 08:16:59 PM »
Yes, I have had to rely on some Mississippi sawn lumber.  Well sawn, though. 
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2017, 08:51:43 PM »
I'm looking at the Stihl products and placing an order on a cant tomorrow and see how it works out. From reading it appears that the size makes a difference. So I'm uncertain which length to go with. I'll be using it for general purposes of saw milling and on the land. I have a John Deere tractor with a grapple so for me picking up the logs will be a breeze but I need something to turn the logs on the sawmill.
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2017, 08:58:25 PM »
48 works pretty good for me.  Not big enough for real heavy or big logs but I find it's better to use the fel or winch for those.  I have a 36 that i use a lot, but not for turning logs on the mill.
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2017, 09:01:48 PM »
 

 
I have four; a 60", two 48's, and a 24".   If I were limited to only one it would be the 60".
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2017, 09:13:49 PM »
For now I'll be limited to one and if that is the case I'll go with the 60. You guys are always great and thank you for the pics that really helped!
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2017, 09:45:12 PM »
Nice variety MM.

Alabama, you should get a hookaroon as soon as you can. They are worth their weight in advil.

That 60" cant hook will guarantee you some leverage. Keep an eye out for a short one at flea markets, etc.  A wood handle won't get you in too much trouble with a short one. 

I bet you'll get hooked on sawdust.
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2017, 09:56:55 PM »
The wood handled ones are a waste of your time.
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2017, 10:00:47 PM »
Why so, Jeff?  I don't put enough umph on ghe short one to break the handle.  Just curious.
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2017, 10:09:07 PM »
It ain't the umph, it is the log gripping ability.
 

 
Here is what I was using before I got my 60" Logrite.  I had never realized how much better that better was.  Logrite's hooks are arched correctly and maintain their sharpness so that they grip and hold rather than loose their grip, slip, and bust your cookie.  It did not take me long to increase my Logrite arsenal to the present level.  One more 60" is on my want list.
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2017, 10:22:03 PM »
You're right about that.  They do grip better.

Would you rather have just the one 60 inch Logrite, or the 60 inch Logrite plus a an old 30 inch you found in your friend's barn?
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2017, 07:33:15 AM »
I have turned many a log, and if I only had one, it would be the 60".  Even on a hydraulic mill, you sometimes had to help a big misshapen log go from the loader arms on the mill, so my Logrite 78" megahook makes that easier to do.
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2017, 08:28:38 AM »
The one I found in a friends barn would go on the wall.   I have a hammer. If I found a rock, I wouldn't put it in my toolbox so I had another hammer.
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2017, 10:59:43 AM »
 

 
 

 
I could always use these......not.   ;D
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2017, 11:27:40 AM »
My son bought me this 60 incher,but I am having a little trouble with it...

 
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2017, 11:49:50 AM »
That's made for the backwoods logs.
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2017, 12:11:40 PM »
Must have been a mix up at the factory. That has a New Zealand hook on it.
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2017, 12:38:25 PM »
I think that they are shipped like that to fit in a smaller box
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2017, 12:40:32 PM »
In order to fit in the box we have to reverse the direction of the hook.  On the hook is a sticker that tells you to change the direction of the hook.  On the directions and warranty sheet it tells you to reverse the direction of the hook before use.


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