Engine and Tractor Powered Saws
Having a great dislike for the noise and stench of a 2 cycle chainsaw, I have acquired and used a variety of older cordwood saws. Few experiences have been more pleasurable than watching the Ottawa drag saw work its way through a large log with the Farmall F14 quietly idled down on a brisk fall day. But setup time between each cut took far longer than the sawing. The small Farmall had to be blocked securely so it wouldn't rock. I sold the Ottawa several years ago and now have only a saw frame that mounts on my Farmall H and a free standing saw that can be belted to anything. Both of these are useful for cutting up any limbs that can be carried to the saw table. Now most of our firewood supply comes from offsite, pre-cut. One of the cordwood saws is still used to cut up limbs removed from the aging sycamores in front of the house and any fallen trees (this year a 30' white pine and several ash, mulberry and choke cherry trees along the fencerows).
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