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Tool list for a new woodland owner

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Re: Tool list for a new woodland owner

Postby smojo » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:04 pm

I went for the Ochsenkopf ones which have a very comfortable cork handle.


Ta for that. Just googled them. Was looking at the Stihl ones but the handles on these look much better but they seem to be about £12 dearer. They do two jaw widths presumably the bigger ones are more useful but do they close down to the same minimum sizes? In other words can you grab small diameters just as well with the large size?
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Re: Tool list for a new woodland owner

Postby SimonFisher » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:28 pm

I only have one size, so I'm not sure I can answer your question. In fact I can only see one size online.
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Re: Tool list for a new woodland owner

Postby smojo » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:33 pm

I've tried to pull most of the suggestions together and add them to my initial list for easier reference now. Essential and Good to Haves are only my opinion so far as I have no experience yet. I'm sure they'll all end up in my kit eventually plus a few more bits yet to be discovered. Thanks for everyone's input so far.

Essential

1st aid kit
brushcutter
two stoke oil and fuel
decent bushcrafter style knife
bow saw (if you haven't a chainsaw yet)
pocket pruning saw
axes (or at least one)
Wheelbarrow
billhook
big mallet (for driving in stakes - can make one out of a log though)
kettle or billy can and firelighting method (lighter or firesteel etc)
stainless steel mugs (double walled)
brew stuff - tea, coffee etc
5 gallon clean water container
strong boots, gloves, goggles, ear defenders, PPE etc
mobile phone
sharpening stones/files
rope, strong twine
logging tongs

Good to Have

chainsaw (probably essential but not necessary to own it) + 2 stroke and lubricating oil and fuel
wide rake
tarp or basha for making a shelter for wet weather
canterbury hoe (for those pesky bramble roots)
machete
bush hook for clearing undergrowth
soft wire and pliers
Deet or insect reppellent
felling wedges
felling bar/lever
soft wire and pliers
camping stove (if you want convenience and can't wait to get a fire going)
folding stool or chair
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