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  1. #1
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    Default trail tools: i need fast, cheap,easy sheaths for saws

    it's that time of year and somehow the sheaths are no longer with us.
    the limb saws are a foot long and curved and we'll be on horseback.
    what can we rig up in the next few days from around the farm?



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    Take a pair of old, unused full length chaps, and cut those to make your sheath holders for the long tree saws. The leather holds up beautifully, is long enough to cover the entire saw, and won't tear. Use leather needles on your sewing machine, and you can whip up a nice sheath cover in an hour. I added d-rings so I could attach the sheath to hang at the back of my saddle while riding. We carry ours for trail clearing.



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    great idea, thanks so much.
    i don't have a way to sew or a pair of chaps, but i do have an old pair of half chaps which are exactly the right size for rolling the saws up in.
    first i'll cover the blades with cardboard paper towel tubes for extra safety.



  4. #4
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    You can make a quick sheath using cardboard cut/bent into shape to hold the blade, then use duct tape to wrap around it and reinforce/weatherproof the cardboard. Then depending on how the blade is attached to the handle, you can also build in a keeper loop to hook over the back edge of the blade to keep it from sliding out by accident.

    I do this for my kitchen knives that can't fit in the block and didn't come with keepers so I don't take my fingers off rummaging for other items in my cooking gadget drawer....



  5. #5
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    How about a length of garden hose that you slit along one side? It will conform to the shape of the saw and doesn't cost very much.



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