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Nodust
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
19130 posts

re: Machetes

Now that's a good idea. Harden that baby.


highcotton2
Auburn Fan
Alabama
Member since Feb 2010
2587 posts

re: Machetes
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A side grinder works wonders.


You have to be careful with a grinder and do a little at a time as to not get the metal too hot. I use a flat file and it is easy to get the angle right.


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JAB528
LSU Fan
The Mexican Ocean
Member since Jun 2012
15101 posts

re: Machetes
It's hard as a rock. Normally, I'd use a different phrase but its possible I could get the hammer for using it.

Usin that method, you can turn a cheap pos machete into a very good one.


carrotsticktiger
LSU Fan
Mandeville, Louisiana
Member since Apr 2012
2037 posts

re: Machetes


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Mung
LSU Fan
El-lick
Member since Aug 2007
6927 posts

re: Machetes
Corona, or anything made in Central America.


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HTownTigerFan
LSU Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Oct 2010
240 posts

re: Machetes
Either a cane knife or a brush hook which is basically a cane knife with a longer handle. What we used when I worked on a survey crew in college.


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USMCTiger03
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
65948 posts

re: Machetes
Loppers are great but not as much fun.


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bootlegger
Southeastern LA Fan
Ponchatoula
Member since Dec 2012
1938 posts

re: Machetes
Gerber Gator


Teague
Alabama Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
11372 posts

re: Machetes
This is what you get when you try to find reviews on machetes:

This guy knows his steel.

And

Mother of God
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Choirboy
On your property
Member since Aug 2010
10717 posts

re: Machetes
Yeah, that guy doesn't get laid too often.


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wickowick
LSU Fan
Head of Island
Member since Dec 2006
27788 posts

re: Machetes
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Mother of God




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tenfoe
Member since Jun 2011
3538 posts

re: Machetes
I take mine and grind 1/4-1/2" or so off the back side to shave some weight off. Then tape the handle with baseball bat tape. Keep a file in my pocket to sharpen often. I like hearing a "ping" when I hit something. That's when I know it's right.


wickowick
LSU Fan
Head of Island
Member since Dec 2006
27788 posts

re: Machetes
quote:

Keep a file in my pocket to sharpen often.


A number of years ago 2 buddies and I were cleaning a trail before deer season. 2 cane knifes cutting and one guy was resting and sharpening. I just finished sharpening a blade and my friend wend to cutting. He caught either a branch or vines at a bad angle and caught the top of his forearm near the wrist. It cut to the bone. The doc at the ER remarked how lucky because it was so close to so much important stuff but somehow he missed it all. She also remarked how clean the cut was. I took credit for the recently sharpened blade...


tenfoe
Member since Jun 2011
3538 posts

re: Machetes
Nice. I had a wooden handle on one break mid-swing and send the blade in my knee. It hit bone and bounced about 10 feet. I puked it hurt so bad. Then puked again when dr stuck a tube in my knee to flush all the pine bark and sap out about 4 hours later.


Tree 20
LSU Fan
Mooresville, NC
Member since Mar 2008
27 posts

re: Machetes
Silky Machete. Expensive, but the best on the market.



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USMCTiger03
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
65948 posts

re: Machetes


wickowick
LSU Fan
Head of Island
Member since Dec 2006
27788 posts

USMCTiger03
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
65948 posts

re: Machetes


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Honest Tune
LSU Fan
Ya Heard Me Land
Member since Dec 2011
1072 posts

re: Machetes
I work for a landscaping company. Week to week we clear a lot of brush. A cheap machete kept to a sharp edge with a grinder is ALL you need to clear overgrown vegetationals.


LXIXER
LSU Fan
Thibodaux
Member since Sep 2008
230 posts

re: Machetes
quote:

so a short, lightweight one won't do.


Ontario Knife Co. They make machetes for the US military. 18" blade and very hard steel. Order from their online store and it is less than $20.00. Not sure about shipping.
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