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Sonny

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Spliting a moose question
« on: August 27, 2011, 09:21:30 PM »
For years we always used a hand saw but there has got to be a better way.

Anyone here ever use a reciprocating saw for splitting moose? If so did it work ok and what size blade did you use.

I just bought a power generator so my mind is working on ways that it could make my life easier..lol  ;D

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Re: Spliting a moose question
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 09:32:45 PM »
Never had a moose I could get back to the truck in large enough pieces to worry about that, haha.

Have used my recip on deer and pigs, as well as cutting off the skullplate.  Works great.  I prefer small toothed steel blades (long blades).

Before I make the cut I take a very good look all down the backbone both on the outside, and inside.  I'm not sure if that helps me visualize the path, or I cue to little things that help me keep straight, but I've found it works incredibly well, and my cuts are always nice and straight through the middle of the backbone all the way through the neck.  Takes no time at all.

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Re: Spliting a moose question
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 09:47:47 PM »
Thanks BruceW,does the blade ever bind up or stuff?


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Re: Spliting a moose question
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 11:01:19 PM »
Your little chainsaw with vegetable oil in it would do a bang up job in no time!  My buddy Curt and his dad use a chainsaw with veg oil in it for their moose each year and it is absolutely awesome.


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Re: Spliting a moose question
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 11:52:47 PM »
I have used a reciprocating saw on both moose and deer, works great. But what Chris said works good also.

Sonny

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Re: Spliting a moose question
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2011, 11:56:48 PM »
Right on...thanx for the info.. :D

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Re: Spliting a moose question
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2011, 08:01:00 AM »
A buddy of mine has a cordless reciprocating saw that works like a hot knife through butter. Myself I use a wyoming saw thats much lighter to pack, has both wood blade and meat saw blade.

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Re: Spliting a moose question
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2011, 10:20:15 AM »
A buddy of mine has a cordless reciprocating saw that works like a hot knife through butter.

X 2...My brother in law uses a cordless DeWalt reciprocating saw which he bought at Canadian tire...I'm going to inform him of the vegetable oil which will make it even easier...
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Re: Spliting a moose question
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2011, 11:19:41 AM »
X3 on the recip saw.  We have used it many a time to split a moose.  Too fine a blade and it will plug with fat.  Use a medium tooth long blade.
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Re: Spliting a moose question
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2011, 11:37:33 AM »
If you use a cordless reciprocating saw take a few extra spare batteries with you. I barely made it through my moose using 2 batteries. I may try using a chain saw with veggie oil this year.

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Re: Spliting a moose question
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2011, 08:55:11 PM »
Sonny, I have used the chain saw once because I was in a jam. Empty out the chain oil canister and add veg oil. Use an old chain too, if you have one and let it run for awhile to get the chain oil out and veg oil in.
It's not the cleanest method but it works like a charm.

I used recip saws too with a rough cut (big tooth) long blade, it's better than a hand meat saw but still takes time.

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Re: Spliting a moose question
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2011, 09:18:12 PM »
I have used a Dewalt cordless recip on many occasions with great success. I usually use 12" rough cut blades. Two batteries required for a quarter job including lower leg cuts

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Re: Spliting a moose question
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2011, 09:22:59 PM »
Thanx for the info guys..

I've got a genset,an electric chainsaw and a recip saw....looks like all our bases are covered..

Now all I have to do is shoot a bull moose..lol  ;D

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Re: Spliting a moose question
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2011, 10:53:47 PM »
Been using a chainsaw with veggie oil in it for years,, does me fine. I do mine on the ground before I load the 1/4's it takes a bit of practice but once you get on it its fine. My father used an axe. That man was an artist with it. He could split a moose in less time it takes me to do it with a saw. He would hit his same cut over and over. I tried it over the years but man I make a mess. I can't seem to hit the same cut very often and it juts makes a real mess. But man that guy was good at it..