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Anyone build / have a chainsaw box?

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by DUGs-sawshop, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. DUGs-sawshop

    DUGs-sawshop ArboristSite Operative

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    Im getting ready to build a box to hold two chainsaws and some misc items. Im building it out of 3/4" plywood with a hinged top. Before I start wondering if anyone has one or any good ideas. I saw one when I was a kid in a guys pickup and liked it .
    I plan to put a small vise on top , splitting maul attached underside the lid , room for a gallon or B&C oil and gal of gas. Also file and wedge holders. Thanks
     
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    Just make sure to build the box waterproof. Mine had a design flaw, the bottom held water but the top failed to keep it out. After a three day blowing rainstorm, I found my new saw under water.
     
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    I scabbed together the very thing you are talking about building. Wanted to see how it would look. I offer the following thoughts.

    12-14inches wide will fit most non-wrap handle saws. any wider and it wastes too much space in the pickup box. I made mine 4ft long wich is about right for anything less than a 24inch bar. I have a 25 inch bar on my saw and it's kind of tight. The next one I build will be about 20 inches tall and have a lift out top tray.

    FWIW
    Sod Breaker


    Edit to add.

    One thing I should have done different is find a fridge box and some duct tape before I hacked up a sheet of ply wood. Will do this next time
     
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    There was a thread on this a year or so ago that even had pics. Try searching.
     
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    DUGs-sawshop ArboristSite Operative

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    Good ideas thanks, I will go try looking for the old thread also. Searched in the past but didnt see any.
     
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    Thanks Bud !
     
  8. acarpenterdad

    acarpenterdad I like Husqvarna chainsaws...

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    im in the process of building one now. Not done, but its close. Top and bottom are 1x12 redwood, sides are 1/4" plywood.
     

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    acarpenterdad I like Husqvarna chainsaws...

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    I like the vise idea!
     
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    I would just buy a aluminum truck box and fit the innards for the saws.
    That way it's secure, tough and weatherproof.
    But I understand that some want to save money and build a wood box.
     
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    Chainsaws are pretty durable so I don't like or use saw cases because there bulky and take up a lot of room. I do have a toolbox with saw parts and saw related parts, but not for the saws themselves.
     
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