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Anybody use a pickaroon?

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by c5rulz, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. c5rulz

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    A buddy of mine got a pickaroon for Christmas and he said it is really handy for making wood. Thoughts comments?
     
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    MNGuns Purveyor of Fine Firewood Consumer of Fine Whiskey

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    I have a Logrite brand pickaroon and use it constantly when I am making firewood. No bending over, and no more hopping in the be of the truck to grab wood. Very nice tool....:clap:
     
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    Pickaroon / hookaroon, pulp hooks, and Timberjack are all necessities.

    Take Care
     
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    This was on my Christmas list, although Santa did not come through. Looking to add with another item or two from Bailey's.

    Pulp hooks - 2 or just one? I was thinking 36" pickaroon, and either 1 or 2 pulp hooks, and a couple more felling wedges to round out the order.

    The timberjack is nice, but it has limitations in terms of terrain and size of tree.
     
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    Metals406 Granfodder Runningsaw

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    I made a pickeroon this summer, and haven't looked back since!! What a handy critter it is. :)

    Pulp hooks? Meh. . . Reminds me too much of a hay hook, and I have flashbacks to my childhood! :laugh:

    As far as timberjacks. . . Some are limited yes. I made one a couple years ago, and I can jack a 30" fir that's 30' long. The only limitation on the tool is my physical ability to leverage something over.

    If it were me, I'd get the pickeroon, and some wedges. :cheers:
     
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    I use my 36" pickaroon every day when I load my owb, its great for reaching in and moving chuncks around in the fire box. If I can get the point set just right I can set them right where I want on the fire then take the pick out, although thats a skill I'm still working on. More often than not I use the pick to get the pieces from the pile to the sill then reset the point to position the chunck

    Buy one you wont be disapointed, Mines the 36" job with te hickory handle from baileys.
     
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    The Bailey's one is the one I have been eyeing. Since I just won $40 playing 9 ball, maybe that would be a pretty painless purchase.:hmm3grin2orange:
     
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    Best way to get firewood out of the back of the truck.
     
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    Got one at LaBonville's during one of their 20% off sales............ love it !
     
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    Interesting you bring this up.

    I just posted this on another thread below as I made my Hookachopper from a old chopper wood splitting ax.

    Best use for that old junk chopper. Whats nice is the head has such a weight that it makes it easy to swing and also sink the hook into a log to pull it out of the truck or pile for splitting.

    They can be made really easy from an old ax or sledge head too.......

    Craig
     
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    I believe mine is a old SandN use it all the time not sure on brand without looking but I found it at a old handle fac in a box with other tool heads they were all demos.
     
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    I'd like to try a "real" pickaroon.

    For now I'm just using a garden hoe, and that's doing really well for me in emptying out my Ranger. Now more climbing into the bed -- especially important now that I have the cap on it!

    I suspect the pickaroon will work just a smidge better since I wouldn't have to try and grab the far edge of logs, but just stick them anywhere.
     
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    Metals406 Granfodder Runningsaw

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    That's exactly what I did. . . I took an old ax head and cut it down. Then I went and bought a $15.00 fiberglass handle -- voilà, instant pickeroon (or axeroon I guess? :laugh:)
     
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    I bought mine (log rite) from Bailey's 3 or 4 years ago. It is my 3rd hand and is about the last tool I would ever part with. Loved it so much I went looking for a long one so I could reach the front of the PU bed to unload - couldn't find one so built my own 7' one. Haven't crawled up in the bed once to unload all summer:



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    8' closet pole (cut to 7'), an 1 1/2 (I think, had to get one to fit the pole) Dressler coupling (compression coupler from the plumbing area) cross drilled for a section of 1/2" all thread with a point ground on it).

    I tried the hoe, the rake, the 4tine bent weeding rake - they all had the disadvantage of being both too short and not able to "spear" a chunk.

    Harry K
     
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    Correction


    I must have been thinking of my nose, I meant to say "hookeroon" not "PICKEROON"

    Signed, Mr. Dumass.
     
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    :bowdown::yourock:

    Now that is pretty ingenious.:clap:
     
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    The terms are prtty much interchangeable.

    Harry K
     
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    To funny! I just picked out one of my old axe's today, to make myself one....
     
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    That long handle looks real nice. I should probably make one to go along with my new long bed truck. As far as going cutting goes,my hookeroon goes along every time I'm in the woods. The only complaint I had with my Logrite hookeroon was it wasn't sharp enough.
     
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    i use an old stainless steel ice axe
     

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