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Best peavey
« on: June 11, 2021, 08:21:22 AM »
 Looking for peavey, any recommendations
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Re: Best peavey
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 08:25:50 AM »
Logrite, look no further. Link on the side of the page. Multiple sizes available. 
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Re: Best peavey
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 08:38:06 AM »
Anything other than a logrite and you lose. Anyone that tells you different simply does not know what they are talking about and it is that simple.
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Re: Best peavey
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2021, 08:45:20 AM »
   Think of it as an essential piece of sawmill safety equipment. When the point of the LogRite peavy or cant hook bites into the log it is either going to roll or the wood will give way first rather than slip which is what often happens with other brands. Trust me - you do not want your hook slipping when you are putting a lot of weight into turning a big heavy log.
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2021, 08:56:37 AM »
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2021, 09:04:15 AM »
Your chin will thank you!  Mine did..  Logrite only.

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Re: Best peavey
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2021, 09:04:37 AM »
Logrite, absolutely the best, accept no look alikes.
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Re: Best peavey
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2021, 09:36:36 AM »
I use a 60" logrite. I like the peavey over a cant hook because you can stick the point in the ground to stand it up vs leaning it on something or bending over to pick it up every time. 
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Re: Best peavey
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2021, 10:09:18 AM »
You can bet your (whatever) on the Logrite.  It will bite and you won't break a handle when all of you is behind it.  Best hands down.

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Re: Best peavey
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2021, 11:00:57 AM »
I always get a kick out of the idea that people like a peavey for its ability not related to working it. Namely sticking in the ground. I can see the prying and levering advantages for those that need it, but I just never needed or desired a kickstand for my canthook. ;)
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Re: Best peavey
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2021, 11:11:54 AM »
That's a no-brainer: LogRite for all the reasons above.
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Re: Best peavey
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2021, 11:37:54 AM »
You know it is funny Jeff, I thought the same thing, but really needed the cant hook style so I got that. Now I find that I can usually stab that tip in the ground enough to make it stand anyway. So win-win. 8) 8)
 The nice thing about the cant hook style is that the dog end can catch right on the corner of most square cants, thereby minimizing any damage to the cant. Those cheapos have a sharp dog and I really hate finding the gouge it leaves in an otherwise perfect board.
The only question the OP really needs to answer is what style and what length does he need. I am loving my extreme duty 60" hook, but plan to add a 48" down the line.
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Re: Best peavey
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2021, 11:45:34 AM »
A viable, quality, alternative would be to get a Logrite. 
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Re: Best peavey
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2021, 12:08:53 PM »
60" regular LogRite peavey if you just want to get your show on the road. 
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« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2021, 12:12:16 PM »
I’ve tried the other ones, definitely get a Logrite. I have a 60” even though I don’t use it as much with the hydraulics I still need one with the mill. Thinking of adding a 48” to it. Mine are cant hooks.

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« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2021, 12:30:33 PM »
I always get a kick out of the idea that people like a peavey for its ability not related to working it. Namely sticking in the ground. I can see the prying and levering advantages for those that need it, but I just never needed or desired a kickstand for my canthook. ;)
I sort of thought the ability to stand it where it's handy for me to grab it when I need it was a valid use. I do also pry and use it to turn logs, but the fact that it's standing there within arms reach is what I like best. Somehow my cant hook always finds its way to the ground or I have to walk a few extra steps to lean it on something. 
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« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2021, 12:55:34 PM »
Kinda hard to jump logs with a cant hook. Don't listen to me, go to a log rolling contest. I worked a wooden log deck for years and turned logs on the carriage all day long would not agree with any of the above but I have never used a portable band mill either.

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Re: Best peavey
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2021, 04:10:52 PM »
Logrite, peavy or cant hook, I have both (in 60"), I also have a 4' cant hook and a Monster one in 78" for the BIG logs. I prefer the cant hook but both do the job.
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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2021, 04:29:56 PM »
My son is into woodsman's competitions and says his Grandfathers 100 year old peavey made in Maine is the best as it has just the right ark on the hook to catch and release when you are rushing to roll a pine log.   It has won him some first places. He also prefers to use it when helping me on the sawmill.  I think the main factor is the fact that Grampie gave it to him and told him some if it's history before he passed.  As for me, I like the Logrite's and will usually grab that one first.
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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2021, 06:08:58 PM »
As far as the Peavey/Cant hook angle, I don't have anywhere handy to lean mine that it isn't in the way, I often use it to pry and leverage the end of a log to get it aligned with my mill, and I have hydraulics so I never need to turn a cant by hand. So it is Peavey, Peaveyn and Peavey for me😁 It's really just a matter of preference and difference in workflow, if I was turning cants on a mill bed I would say cant hook, because the peavey point gets in the way in that situation.
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