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#1 rasorbackq

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:17 AM

  I have been using this meat saw  to split down the back bone but every time  its hit and miss.

 The blade seems to wander all over the place ,   The blade seems a bit too long as I have run out of threads to tighten it.

 I have added a couple washers before the wing nut but its still the  same even when the blade is super tight.

 I would think that a  3 - 4 inch wide  blade would track down the spine much better then a 1" blade I use now.

 I tend to harvest more pork then  wild game so its mostly going to be used for pork if that makes a diff.

 


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:28 AM

I hear ya.. That's always been a problem when cutting your own meat. However ,,, it's a lot easier to use a normal everyday hand say for the same job, sounds unusual but it works great and I've been doing it for years. But the last few years I started using my resiprocating saw and that works even better and only takes half the time.

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#3 rasorbackq

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:31 AM

 So it is a problem for most??

 With the recip saw do you sand the paint off? Metal or wood blade?


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#4 Wayne

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:53 AM

All meat saws are not equal, I have 2-3 I hardly use anymore. I have been using a reciprocating saw for at least 15 years, so much faster.

 

PS: I use a wood blade and I think it is 8"


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:01 AM

I never have found a need to sand the paint off because I use a blade I have already used to cut some wood. I find if you use a blade too long it's worse than too short. As stated above 8in would be about right i'd say. Yes it's been a problem for most unless you are using a good quality meat saw and then it's easier if you use something like a piece 2x4 , say a foot long or so to jam between the two sides as you cut down to help hold the cut open and makes the cut a lot straighter. Reciprocating saw works the best though.

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#6 trailstalker

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:25 AM

X3 on the reciprocating saw
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#7 KEVIN

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:34 AM

Reciprocating saw all the way !!!....8 " wood blade...degreased and greased with Crisco oil.  Cut from the outside in....you'll have Gods "guideline" to show you the path of the backbone... ;) ;)


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:46 AM

x2 on the reciprocating saw I'm going to buy the battery operated one though so i can use it in the field


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:05 AM

x2 on the reciprocating saw I'm going to buy the battery operated one though so i can use it in the field

u may know this....but bring an extra battery for field work...we had one die half way thru moose last fall lol


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:27 AM


Recip.saw all the way! Cheap blades won't do!The stiffer the better! That's what I find for our moose.Works great on deer also!
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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:28 AM

We lent our Rigid 18 V one to a buddy a few yrs ago to use in CB...gave him 3 blades and 4 batteries...said it was the absolute BEST THING EVER for dressing and quartering moose in the field.

 

It would be a lot of extra weight On a back pack hunt...but with the wheelers and quads now....most guys don't carry anything at all once their moose is horizontal  !


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:21 AM

STIHL makes a battery powered chainsaw. I've used one a number of times on moose but never deer or bear.
I had always used a recip saw and wood blade. By far, the battery powered chainsaw is leaps and bounds better.
If you have the opportunity give one a try.
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#13 Markus

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 05:02 PM

Ours all go thru a meat band saw.  


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 05:04 PM

Recip saw is the best
Like Kevin said outside in and follow the line
I generally hang my game, quarter it with the recip and bring the pieces to the meat saw. So easy
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:55 AM

Me and my buddies bone out all of our animals and save the waste for coyote bait and cubby sets.
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#16 rasorbackq

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 10:44 AM

  Slaughtered a second pig this morning.  8" wood recip blade  worked very well.

Thanks for the ideas guys.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 10:15 AM

Is anyone interested in owl or coyote taxidermy?? I have some beautiful pieces of work here that I'd like to get rid of.


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