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Jonny

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I’m impressed for 30$.
Still on the hunt for a piece of broom handle or something to slide inside the handle to reinforce it some, but haven’t bent it yet, and been working it since May of this year. Haven’t put a ton of force from two guys on it yet, but I doubt one man can damage the tool or handle.
The “T” part of it comes off if you’d just like a plain old cant hook too.
 

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Here’s a pic from the Amazon reviews that shows how someone made the handle a little beefier with a broomstick or something.
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lxskllr

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What do you think of the T? Consensus seems to be it looks like a better idea than it is in actual practice. I have a logrite cant hook I could get a stand for.
 

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I used it a few times on ash logs maybe 16” diameter, and it worked. I used it just to try it, I don’t think I’d ever need the log lifted in the air. If I can just roll these logs over to finish my cuts, I’m happy. So far I’ve gone 21 years without needing a timberjack, but very often a peavy or cant hook is incredibly helpful.
My opinion is don’t bother seeking out the T stand part. I might take it off, but so far it hasn’t really gotten in the way or anything.
 

lxskllr

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I don't use my cant hook a lot, but when I need it, it's a great tool. It's value is probably more in saving injuries than doing something otherwise impossible. Gets you out of the line of fire rolling logs off a stack, and saves your back manhandling logs.
 

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Most of my stuff comes from either Bailey's or Madsen's.

Love Madsen's half zippered Hickory work shirts

I'd be remiss if not stating that looking for bargains buying life support rigging's a two edged sword that could bring your career in this industry to an abrupt end end .

Just my opinion on approaching five decades at it.

I like steel, that saw's absolutely hate......

I don't trust aluminum for life support applications to this day... Unless doubled up!

Call me a dinosaur......but I'm still alive.....climbin n postin n bein .....despicable....

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Brocky

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Check out ST/TS‘s recent rope by the foot price change, maybe someone here can explain the logic of it! Their WrapStar hitch cord seems like a WarpSpeed clone, not sure Sterling makes any of their ropes, yet. Saddle hunters are suffering from a lack of products popular with them from Sterling, maybe a sign of the investment firms influence kicking in, along with everything else.
 

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There is usually some access. I can't remember the last time I took down something big without the crane.
 
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