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Unread 03-17-2014, 08:30 AM   #46
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Bandsaw works best for me.
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Band saws are cool but I don't think the average person would have one. The SAFEST way would be a vise and a hand saw. You didn't ask for the fastest way.
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The safest way is to have both hands on the piece of wood that is being cut. A clamp or a fence can be dangerous. A band saw would be my second choice. I use a table saw with both hands on the wood.
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^^^^ safer than a hand saw?
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Buck rounds with the chainsaw and whack the rounds with a hatchet
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A bandsaw is by far the safest option, assuming you don't want to use a handsaw.
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I have a work bench on wheels that I can lock down...I mounted a vice to the left side...I roll it outside, lock the limbs in the vice and use a sawzall.

I can cut lengths for stick-burning or chunks to use with lump or charcoal. Use a leaf blower to rid yourself of the sawdust.
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Problem with all these is the wood is not always going to lay stable and can easily twist or rock when you are not expecting it while cutting, causing it to backlash and tear it out of your grip. Some of the most painful thing I have experienced was trying to cut with a chop saw, thought I had broken my hand, and it throbbed for a long time, even bent my saw blade. If I can not cut it with my chain saw by placing it on something high enough to keep my chain out of the dirt, I use my table saw, this has given me the best results. My table saw has a wide flat panel the slides while holding the wood on a guide fence. Whatever way you go, above all else consider the safety aspect. One of those small electric chain saws may be something to think about.
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Default Photo of Crosscut Bulk Pecan vs Academy Sports Pecan Chunks



Guess which is which? The bulk pecan is $1.50 per cubic foot. The Academy Sports pecan chunks are $15.00 per cubic foot.
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Right would be the bulk I'm guessing
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I've bought enough of those bags to know thats it on the right. Looks like much fresher wood on the left.
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Yeah, the Academy Sports bagged pecan chunks is on the right. Always has useless little pieces of kindling I end up having to use for grilling. I love the wood on the left, for 1/10th the cost! Wood is so much fresher as well. I will never buy bagged chunks of wood again. (No wonder some of the bagged wood chunks I buy burn up so fast without producing much smoke flavor--old wood.)
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I'll have to respectfully disagree with the tablesaw. Unstable wood between a fence and a blade is not a good idea.. The tablesaw throws stuff at you..
A bandsaw is the safest 'expensive' tool way.
it cant throw wood at you..
keep fingers outside 4-5" radius from blade and you are good..
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I'll have to respectfully disagree with the tablesaw. Unstable wood between a fence and a blade is not a good idea.. The tablesaw throws stuff at you..
A bandsaw is the safest 'expensive' tool way.
it cant throw wood at you..
keep fingers outside 4-5" radius from blade and you are good..
I have a band saw but It is not a very good one, so I have not used it for that purpose. My table saw has been the best thing besides a chain saw I have used to date. It seems to me the blade on a table saw is running toward you, forcing the wood against the fence yet if it bucked it should cause the wood to move away and not toward you, at least this has been my experience with it. Actually I guess a good cross cut hand held saw use in a proper saw horse meant to cut logs would be the safest way, just not the fasts way.
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My wife, Karen, just returned from Mississippi with about that same amount. It was from a free source, with more to come. She also brought back 20# of wild caught crawfish from LA. Almost forgot the Zapp's potato chips and Abita Amber beer.
Wonderful, sounds like a very nice trip!
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