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Langston
USA Fan
Cenla
Member since Nov 2010
7600 posts

re: good machete for clearing some brush
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We call that a brush axe


Ive cut a many a small tree down with one of those. They can really do some damage.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
49107 posts

re: good machete for clearing some brush
I will have the short handle version for the zombieclipse.


Slickback
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Deer Stand
Member since Mar 2008
26727 posts

re: good machete for clearing some brush
Cheap hardware store machetes is what I've always used.


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Hammertime
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Will trade dowsing rod for titties
Member since Jan 2012
34100 posts

re: good machete for clearing some brush
I would also pick up a small axe. Fiskars has some really nice ones that have a lifetime warranty on the handle. Bought one from Lowe's a long time ago, but I haven't seen it in years.


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TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill, LA
Member since Sep 2008
3828 posts

re: good machete for clearing some brush
I vote w/ the "ditch bank blade", AKA "brush axe." These tools have a number of different names, but mine looks like the previous picture of "ditch bank blade." I also like the previously recommended 2 handed machete from Cold Steel.


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Tigah in the ATL
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Atlanta
Member since Feb 2005
27531 posts

re: good machete for clearing some brush
You'll kill your back clearing brush with a machete.

Sling blade is what you need.


Nodust
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
19868 posts

re: good machete for clearing some brush
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You'll kill your back clearing brush with a machete.

Not if you have a good Mexican swinging it.


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Hawgon
Arkansas Fan
Texas
Member since Feb 2011
1223 posts

re: good machete for clearing some brush
Get one made by Tramontina or Bellato in Brazil. They are great and once you use one, you'll never want to use an American made one again. Since a machete is an essential part of anyone's kit in Brazil, they know how to make them. And the best deal is that they are cheap. I mean like $10 cheap. Order one on the net and you'll see what I mean.


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Pina Coladaburg
Member since Jul 2011
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re: good machete for clearing some brush
I wouldn't have thought we'd have a 3 pager about machetes.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
49107 posts

re: good machete for clearing some brush
We are trying to slow the board down and reply more often.


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chickman1313
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Mandeville
Member since Dec 2007
4922 posts

re: good machete for clearing some brush
man i really got yall goin on this topic!

good deal, ill check out yalls recommendations


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LXIXER
LSU Fan
Thibodaux
Member since Sep 2008
263 posts

re: good machete for clearing some brush
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good machete for clearing some brush


Get a machete from Ontario Knife Co. You can order from their online store. Same machete supplied to US military. Blade is harder than hard. You won't be sorry.


Bleeding purple
TCU Fan
Athens, Texas
Member since Sep 2007
24485 posts

re: good machete for clearing some brush
Image: http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRlj5leBFFJIJS22fuOgS207Vjb52TjsZNo38Z_pkjbB_BBnmtKJsiElA


Image: http://img.epinions.com/images/opti/b8/77/pr-Garden_Tools-Seymour_Sugar_Cane_Knife-resized200.jpg


Image: http://www.duluthtrading.com/media/images/products/70166b.jpg


The hook on the blade is essential. I prefer the first cane knife hook style versus the more squared off hook on the second one. This allows you to pull logs and debris toward you letting whatever is under it slither the other way.


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