What you have in mind is called bucking. THe Garret Wade saw looks
more like it is for crosscutting dimensional lumber, not thick logs
regardless of what th etext says.
I bought a 4' replacement bow saw blade from a home center and
made my own bucking (bow) saw out of wood. THe problem I have
always had with the steel bow saws is that the frame isn't
springy enough to keep the blade taught.
I'd suggest the crossctu saw from the crosscut saw company. I
have had no experience iwth them, but they at least LOOk like
the right kind of saw. I know a few people who hav ebought
Garret Wade saws and they were not favorably impressed.
Best bet would be to buy an antique and tune it up.
Let us know what you choose and how it works.
And if you feel the urge to turn any of this into lumber the old
fashioned way they may still have a few of their pitsaw blades, no
handles. They must be prepaid mail order. item description: 'PIT SAW
BLADE, UNSHARPENED BLADE ONLY'
They had at least one 0n 7 March of this year.
PS be careful if you decide to make the nitroglycerin;-)
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