Smart Holder Log Saw Horse
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Brilliant piece of equipment. must be the best style of log saw horse on the market. Easy to set-up and to use and takes up no space when stored. a very safe way of cutting logs, as logs can be cut without the need to hold by hand as they are securely gripped by the saw horse jaws. excellent service from tooled-up as well. Very well done.
Better quality than expected and solid. Performs as expected
An excellent product, slightly on the pricey side, great design, very good construction.
Simple and easy to use, beats a regular saw horse due to the fact that the weight of the log opens up the cut, rather than traps the chain between the pieces.
Exceptionally light to carry and strong enough to securely hold the logs for cutting. really impressed.
Having now used this device i can say that it is great on long fairly straight branches and trunks but anything under one metre (39 inches) length or curved is a bit tricky to cut. I need to produce logs about 220/200cm (9/8 inches) long which makes using up this last portion not possible. Agree with steve shutler that the teeth need to be firmly driven in to prevent movement of the branch being cut. Very useful but disappointed that i could not finish the job.
I used this for the first time at the weekend. brilliant! it saved me so much time and makes chainsawing so much safer. i was impressed with the sturdy build quality. the log clamp device enables different sized logs to be held easily and safely and it all folds away for easy storage. all in all, money well spent.
Efficiency improved and safer than regular saw horse.Simple principle but might not have bought it without seeing the video .
needs to be on very flat ground or it might tip. Easily adjusted to take different size logs. Also the teeth need to be driven into the log as otherwise the log can move while cutting.
Simple to use and sturdily made. does the job and looks like it should last a long time.
Fantastic idea; sturdy construction; a joy to use.
Brilliant bit of kit
Very happy at last i can saw logs without asking for help
I've had this for years. Great to use initially and after a while you can become adept at getting big logs into it one handed. The simplest ideas are always the best ones and this one is great.
The smart holder log saw horse pretty much does what it is sold to do (hold logs!) but i've had a couple of issues with it. It feels sturdy yet is light enough to carry across a field to where you are working, but it is a little too light to hold long logs. I've had it start tipping when you apply a chainsaw to the log. I now put a weight (bag of sand) on the bottom of the frame. also, because the log is held in one spot only, logs are prone to rotate in the jaws, ie be pulled towards or away from you when you apply a chainsaw. Lowering the upper gripper so it holds the top of the log further back helps, but expect to sometimes have to steady the log as you cut. it is certainly better and safer than cutting wood without a saw horse, once a log is in it you do not have to move it again so cutting it up is swift and i do use it quite a bit, but maybe a traditional saw horse is a better option.
I have only used it a couple of times but it performed well. As a fabrication engineer myself the build quality is very good and it is designed to perform and last.
Very easy to use, comes virtually ready assembled, small branches or lengthy, chunky logs easy to saw with hand saw or chain saw. Folds away flat in 10 seconds.When used with my chainsaw makes the job a doddle, all at a nice height to work with and i would advise anyone wishing to saw logs of all sizes to buy it. I looked at other types of saw horses before buying this one, i made the right choice !
Having recently cut 4 trees down i had a lot of wood to log. i found that this piece of equipment worked extremely well, saved a lot of back ache, as well as allowing me to work safely. the saw horse is very easy to carry to the cutting site and very easy to erect. a really useful piece of equipment, beautifully made. if you have logs to cut using chain saw then this will assist you safely.
Excellent product, well priced and dispatched quickly. Would highly recommend this product and tooledup'
Nice piece of kit, really makes log cutting with a chainsaw safer.
A really well built product, very easy to use. as others have said, it would be better if it could hold larger diameter logs. But then you would have to lift them up! folds flat so easy to store. Much better than the usual horse.
A good solid help log sawing, could do with holding a slightly bigger diameter log, but a really useful and value for money product. The delivery time and service were, as usual, excellent.
Excellent solution to an common activity if you have a log burning fire. Long logs can be sawn in one go without having to stop and move to log. Grips all sorts of shapes securely. folds flat for easy storage.
I thought this was a bit on the expensive side for what it is. it certainly works well with straight logs and made sawing up several trees so much easier (and safer). i used to struggle to do it on my own before but this holder does make the job much easier. i would certainly recommend it although it is expensive.
Recently purchased and to date used it once. It appears to be satisfactory, time will tell. Makita quality. What more can i say
Very pleased with it. made chopping up a load of logs very quick.
One of the best investments i've ever made. Easy to put up and also pretty easy to use single-handed. only one thing to remember is to trim timber to the rear of the jaws first and then to the front end as this keeps the centre of gravity of the log firmly over the device which ensures the jaws remain locked and the whole assembly balanced correctly, leaving you both hands free to operate the saw and cut into convenient size logs.
Robust and good build quality. one of the adjustment holes on the top gate a bit tight but workable otherwise fine. takes a bit of practice to use properly but once you've got the hang of it quite straightforward and certainly beats constant bending down. could problably do with a flat plate on the gate to facilitate one person operation since lifting a heavier log and trying to push one end through the gate can be tricky.
Good piece of equipment. Highly recommended. Paul
This saw-horse is a great design which makes the job of sawing logs easier, quicker, and less tiring, because you don't have to re-position the log very often or bend down to pick the logs up. light enough to move around (i'm a lightweight 5'3"), it is easy to assemble and dismantle, and when it is dismantled it takes up very little room. It is expensive but makes sawing up a lot of pallets a viable alternative - if you wanted to do that, it would be excellent value for money. As i'm a log woman and have access to free timber, it doesn't save me pennies but it does save me effort. Some thin logs roll a bit but i can usually get the spikes to bite. Logs will drop straight into a carefully positioned wheelbarrow! Nice.
Very easy to assemble. Simple to use, just needs bit of time to understand fitting of logs. Gives you hands free operation of log cutting. Easy to transport. A must if you have a logburner and chainsaw. bob
This is an excellent bit of kit - makes chainsawing logs fast and easy - and much safer as the off-cuts fall onto the ground beneath the machine and not under your feet. It also means you do not have to bend down whch using the chainsaw - much more comfortable. highly recommended
Does what is said it would. grips most sizes of wood well, though very irregualr shapes can roll. Also can't cut very short although for everday use not a problem. takes a few goes to erect (a bit like a deck chair, easy once you have worked it out but next time you have to work it out again) but once up very stable. on our log saw it is a a bit fiddly adjusting the clamp for diferent sizes of wood, but this seems to be because one of the machined holes is a bit small and therefore tight. This may not be a problem normally, we may just have been unlucky. overall appears very robust and we are very pleased with it.
Good sawhorse, well weighted and grips securely. An excellent innovation.
An excellent piece of kit, well designed, sturdy yet light enough to carry around easily, and holds long logs securely whilst chainsawing. better still, it takes up very little space in the garage when not in use. Highly recommended.
As a hydraulic engineer i am unfamiliar with cutting/handling timber, however, in an attempt to lower my heating costs we have reinstated the open fire in my home and have available to us a supply of timber. Purchased the saw horse to allow us to cut logs of various sizes to the required length with a chain saw and maintain a good safety. the saw horse was delivered promptly. In good condition and we used it within two days. as it says on the adverts, it does what it says on the tin. appears ropbust, but time will tell, easily clamps differing sizes and allows stable cutting to almost any length. well worth the money.
I found this product to work well and i am pleased that i purchased it. My only reservation is that for a tall person i would prefer it to be a little higher but apart from that it is very good.
My old logging saw-horse gave up the ghost so i bought the smart log holder. What a great piece of kit! It will hold just about anything i can pick up, including pallets and really long timber. Best of all it now hangs in the shed when not in use as it folds down to a couple of inches thick. Brilliant!!
Great product. Works very well.
A bit of a deck-chair to get used to - but strongly made .. And heavy. it's not a fragile thing and is sturdy enough to do the job well.
I think it a bit expensive for what it is but! I have used it for 5 months now along with the log splitter and i can not fault either of them. Easy to assemble and fold down, easy to store and to carry. I have used for 2" dia up to 12" dia logs. Holds logs firm and away from your legs and feet (especially if using a chainsaw). Mint. Tudor
I have tried all sorts of saw horses over the years.This one is simply the best.It tackled assorted lengths and thickness with ease and made chain sawing easier and safer.Money well spent.
A well made product which works well. I'm glad i bought it.
Good honest,sturdy tough bit of kit,builds up in seconds,excellent to use,price wasnt bad either,folds flat and very easy to store,a good stable platform to saw logs on and a very good design
Brilliant tool, makes life a whole lot easier when you have to chainsaw logs, my husband just leaves me to it, it's really easy to use, good strong quality and superb value from tooled up, over all excellent
This equipment has made a difficult task so much easier and safer, it also very stable whilst in use.
This has made cutting up logs a simple pleasurable job instead of a back breaking chore. Excellent build quality and easy to put together and easy to break up to put away
Does what it says on the tin! well made and very practical. wish i had invented it. tends be a bit low for someone of average or greater height though.
Nice bit of kit - well built. best for logs longer than twice the length you wish to cut, then becomes difficult to cut that last bit into two equal lengths. for branches of smaller diameter, say two inches, then (as an earlier reviewer commented) the gripping teeth are not close enough together so could be improved by adding a couple of extra teeth where it matters. i like it - it works better than anything else that i have used. i work alone; it is easy to handle and seems safe to use with a chain saw (but h+s warning, do make sure the saw cannot take a chunk out of your legs, or anywhere else for that matter!).
Excellent little log horse. Good build quality and easy to carry about and set up. Makes using a chainsaw alot safer++++++++++++++++
The smart holder log saw horse is a simple but effective piece of equipment. The cantilever effect enables the operator to place a good length log in its grip and will not need to re-adjust or touch the log until it is reduced to the required blocks. This enables the sawman to work unassisted with the assurance that the log won't slip or drop during cutting. The saw horse folds flat and is quite portable. It is a quality tool.
This is a very clever and well thought-out device that enables you to be much more productive when cutting wood single handed, either with handsaw or chainsaw (i use both). It is light enough to carry easily, and can be set up in less than 1 minute. two criticisms (1) for smaller diameter timbers (2" or less) the spacing of the gripper barbs is too wide. There should be a couple of closer spaced ones in the middle of the run to grip smaller wood. (2) the working height is a bit low for a tall user (i am 6' 2") and so your back is bent. I just put it up on some blocks laid flat.
Does exactly what it says 'on the tin'! very easy to assemble. study and strong and yet folds neatly for storage. at last i have convenient tool to help chainsawing logs to length for our wood burning stove. most important of all – using the log saw horse is a much, much safer way of holding logs when chainsawing.
Works well with most logs - struggled when they got too large!
Great bit of kit, holds the material firm just like a second pair of hands without the moaning lol....Expensive but how much would it cost to have someone to hold the logs for you? Also keeps the log at a nice height, away from your feet/legs whilst cutting with the chainsaw. Folds away after use for storage and fairly light too. I also purchased the log splitter too. by tudor
Surprisingly stable. Works well on long logs, irregularly shaped trunks can roll so you need to be sure that they are well wedged. Along with other products that i have tried the final cuts are not possible because the holding bar gets in the way. (only applicable if you need 9 to 10 inch logs)
Have had one of these for some years - bought this as a present for my son-in-law. Mine has been a brilliant piece of kit. Holds large logs/branches easily ready for cutting with a chain saw. Have not given the highest possible rating for features because it can't have many because of what it is. Also it's not cheap for a collection of welded bits of steel, but it does the job designed for brilliantly.
An excellent bit of kit, easy to assemble and very steady when in use. it makes chainsawing much easier and certainly safer. It folds away neatly for storage and is not too heavy to carry around.
Made short work of a pile of logs with varying lengths and thickness.Like an extra pair of hands,holds steady for cutting.Very pleased best bit of kit i've bought in a while.
A clever, easy to use, compact piece of kit by makita, which i hadn't realised when i bought it, but it is a plus factor. Easy to use, easy to store and does the job for most logs you are likely to encounter. In use, the log is in exactly the right place, minimising back problems
Good buy and solidly built for long life. appreciated the efficient and prompt service.
Have used it a few times since i purchased it, it does as it says on the box cannot fault it at all - recommend that if you intend to saw some logs - get the log splitter as well (see the video)
Could be a little more stable when first cutting into the wood but this is nothing a concrete block or two on the base won't sort out (or a sharper blade)
A good product. Rather lower than i expected but very useful. I shall use it a lot.
You will not get better
Excellent product though doesn't hold logs much wider than about 1 foot - which is fine. The base needs to be weighted down as it tends to tip towards you slightly as the chainsaw bites into and pulls at the wood. I still prefer it to a traditional saw horse.
What a smart machine, very useful, i can easily take it to site and log up there instead of bringing uncut length of wood home. i am very pleased with its performance
Unbelievable that something so simple can be so functional. makes sawing quicker and easier.
Like so many who have installed a wood burner i wanted to be able to collect and saw my own logs. Branches and odd shaped logs were always a pain to move along a saw horse and dangerous to cut on the floor so i bought this after watching the video. i set it up in seconds, it held logs really well and made it very quick to cut them into the right size. I put some old deals in and some thinner timber which i cut to size for splitting for kindling. Great piece of kit, very easy to set up and take down, takes up little room. Like others makes cutting logs with a chain saw safe, quick and a pleasure. Get one you won't regret it.
I have never left a review on anything before, but i am so impressed with this tool i just had to write one. I have struggled for many years with various saw horses and endured the endless repositioning of the log, which was irritating and time consuming at best, painful at worst. (i have a back problem)this tool has made my logging a pleasure. A superb design that has turned a previously tedious and sometimes painful job into a delight. Logging was a job i used to avoid. Now my wife tells me i look for excuses to use it. Watch the video. It realy is that good.
Nice bit of kit for the money
After struggling for a number of years cutting branches into logs i decided to invest in the smart holder log saw horse. I can safely say it was the best decision i have ever made. The design, build and performance is second to none and i got through a massive pile of wood in a third of the time it would have taken without it. It has great features in that it will hold large and small pieces of wood both securely and safely. It is simplicity at its best with little to go wrong. It has added bennifits of keeping your saw away from the ground thus not blunting it and is great for your back. The advanage over other saw horses it has is that once the branch etc is in place you can cut it into logs without having to move the branch again. i would definitely recommend this to anyone who has to cut logs.
I've been using this for about a year now. I love it. Easy to use, stow and transport and can be adjusted one handed if you don't want to put down your log or saw. Deals with very large logs as well as smaller ones down to about 15cm. Highly recommended.
Well worth the money, great tool,very to use, and takes up no space at when folded down.Definatley would recommend buying one.Very quick delivery time.
Great bit of kit. not too heavy or awkward to move about. cutting logs with a chainsaw is much quicker and safer. yes it needs to be positioned on a flat surface when you are using it - which can be tricky if you are out on rough ground.
Very quick delivery. A great piece of equipment, easy to assemble, although butterfly nuts on struts awkward to turn - they must be tight to keep the strut in place. Slightly unstable on rough ground ? Needs a wider base or secure to ground, especially when working in woods. Makes chainsawing alone much easier and safer. Takes up very little space when folded, easy to cart around. Heartily recommend this saw horse.
This is a good bit of kit if a bit pricy! this does a good job and really helps in the safety factor of cutting up logs! good design and very helpful!
This is a brilliant back saving invention. i would recommend it to anyone who has lots of branches to chop up.
I work as a tree surgeon and only log up firewood as a by product for personal use. For those small branches at home it is brilliant. Stick a long length in and work your way along it without have to constantly put the saw down and move the timber as with a traditional bench. it is a little unstable on rough ground. it folds away totally flat another advantage over traditional benches.
Got my sawhorse on time and found it very good. I'm sorry i didn't get one alot sooner
Once you get used to how to load logs and get them to sit it is a wonderfull piece of equipment watch out for teeth on clap gashed fingers a few times best to wear gloves
This is a very clever device for holding wood to be cut by chain saw. The fact that it stops having to constantly move a piece of wood or the re clamping of same is brilliant. I have some doubts about its robustness over long term use. Also i think it may be a bit to light or need some form of anchoring whilst in use as it does tend to move around a bit. That said at this price it's cons are insignificant when compared with the pros. Wish i'd thought of it!!!!
The purchase was easy and quick. The design works. The item could be a bit more stable, i.E. Heavier base perhaps? I will try to fix down and level to improve the performance.
Bit unsure when first used the product, but after using a few times found it rearly good very useful and handy piece of kit ,would`nt be without it great thank you. Regards william.
Best piece of equipment i've bought for the price. does everything it shows on the video. foolproof and easy to use. great for logs at this time of the year.
I purchased this log saw to replace a conventional stainless steel unit which has a clamp strap to secure the log (a trestle style). However to cut a long log required the log to be repositioned a number of times which was both annoying and time wasting. The smart log saw horse requires only one clamping for all the log cutting required and is very stable. I am very impressed with all aspects of it and i let a log supplier friend try it. He has now purchased one for himself.
I have struggled for years with a wooden saw horse when cutting long or heavy logs, and anything over 4 or 5 feet long was difficult. The smart holder has already saved me hours and a lot of bad temper. Sets up in less than 30 seconds, then one adjustment for the thickness of the log, lift into place and off you go - with a little thought, you can cut the whole thing (conifers, 6 or 7 feet long) into bits and only have to lift one end at a time to position it. Wish i'd bought one years ago.
Excellent bit of kit! Easy one person operation using chain saw - highly recommended
As they say the simple ideas are the best ideas ! Really easy to use it is just brilliant !!
Thank you for this smart log saw horse, it is just what i was needing. what is realy good is it can hold smaller limbs of trees, which normaly spin when you try to cut them on the ground. first class tool.
Brilliant item, thought it may be a bit over priced. cutting of logs is much faster and safer and it will take a wide range of sizes, very easy to adjust and use. Would not be without it, just a pity it was not invented years ago, so simple to use.
There is only one word to describe brilliant
This is safer and less labour than using a chain saw with a traditional saw horse. However, i have a small wood burner and found that the final length remaining in the jaws too long, so had to cut that on the ordinary saw horse. No big deal. Glad i bought it.
Great bit of kit - should have bought one years ago! Great service from tooled up.
I don't normally leave reviews but this piece of kit is too good not to let anyone know they should buy it. i have had a pile of cord wood lying about since felling some trees in the winter and this has helped me cut it into logs much quicker than if i had someone helping me by holding the logs on a normal horse. the video does not lie, it is really that good. the quality seems very good and the design is excellent, i cannot fault it.
A very effective saw horse. A clever idea, well executed. I was worried that it might not be sufficiently substantial, but the build quality is excellent (although the price reflects this). No reason why this shouldn't give many years of good service.
Best little kit i have purchased for a long time does exactly what it is designed for.
Very easy to set up and use,all sizes of wood catered for.The video does not lie but a bit pricey
Have not used it yet but looks good on the video
Excellent product, quick to use and easily manages big logs. A very well designed tool.
This is a well thought out and study piece of kit that has taken a fair range of different diameter logs already. it took me a few goes to get used to securing the logs properly, so the stand has a few witness marks from the chain saw - they will need rust proofing. i now ensure the log is well "jammed" in against the teeth by pressing down on the long arm. curved branches and small diameter branches are the most difficult. it makes sawing very quick, but i'd recommend putting down a sheet if you are cutting over anywhere you want to clean up after, as it lets you generate a lot of sawdust in one spot very quickly (its my first saw horse, an i don't have a dedicated spot to use in the garden) the only point to watch is the side braces as i've had the wing nut come loose - one was difficult to locate against the noth at first. stopping to check its still secure every few logs should ensure safety, at least until bed in, as mine seems to have done now.
One word excellent you wont be disappointed.
Very well made, easy to set up and use, compact for storage. As advertised, does all as shown. Safest system i have ever used for chain saw cutting without assistance.
Does exactly what it says on the tin, makes sawing odd-shaped logs a breeze. Easy to use, easy to store. Quite expensive for a relatively simple piece of metal, but time will tell if the quality is worth it.
Excellent piece of kit,,easy to set up,,very easy to use, will take all sizes of wood from tree trunks to pallets,,watch the video before you buy and you will be impressed ,,ive struggled for years with traditional saw horses/benches ,,this beats the lot !!
Folds completely flat so easy to store and takes seconds to set up.Very robust and stable no matter what size/weight of wood to be cut.Cracking bit of kit!
This is one of my best buys in over 60yrs. it is a joy to use and does everything it says on the box. i've been looking at a pile of logs and tree branches we have at home for a year or two, saw this advertised and took the plunge. Fantastic result no back ache and the fire is keeping us warm. be in no doubt if you have wood to saw this bit of kit is so safe to use, is easy to use and stores away flat. enjoy
The frame is stable and quick to set up. If you have wood of mixed diameters you have to adjust the swinging gripper frequently. Also the teeth don't grip too well if the wood is very hard. But it does a quicker job than my conventional saw horse. overall i recommend it
Like all the best things it's simple and it works perfectly. This novel product makes the job easier and quicker.
Wish i had bought this saw horse right away, so easy to work with and much cheaper then the other 2 sawhorses i bought before
I was slightly sceptical about buying this product, but it works exactly as shown in the video. It's a well designed piece of kit and makes logging a very easy and pleasant job. i also bought a smart log-splitter and this too works as shown on the video and is childs-play to use. two great products which i would highly recommend to anyone with lots of trees and stuff to log up!
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