The 12″ version of the Woodcutters Helper™ is a simple and effective time saving tool for measuring firewood as you saw, or it can be used as a guide for ripping rough cut lumber.
A common misconception is that a chainsaw firewood measuring accessory needs to be at least as long as the firewood you require. By setting the indicator at half the length desired, it’s possible to achieve accurate results for any length of firewood.
To adjust the 12″ version, attach the end of a measuring tape to the magnet and set the indicator for half the length you require and complete your cut at the second mark.
For example: 16 inch firewood can be measured by setting the indicator at 8 inches. (The excess rod, if desired, could then be removed making the tool even shorter and lighter)
As you work down the log, make a nibble mark (with the chainsaw) at the first mark (8 inches) then line-up the indicator with the mark in the bark and complete your cut at the second mark, or make a deeper cut at 16 inches to come back later and block up. For 20″ firewood set the indicator at 10″. For three foot sections (36 inches), set the indicator at 12″ and complete your cut at the 3rd mark, and so on.
Note: Depending on how the wood is situated will help determine where on the chainsaw/bar you will want to place the Helper. If the log/wood is lying on the ground, placing the Helper near the tip of the bar allows you to make a nibble mark with the saw along the length without bending over. In some situations you may want to complete the cut at the same time. In other situations, as when measuring large rounds, the Helper can be placed further back on the bar. The Helper measures the same length when placed on either side of the chainsaw bar. The side you attach it to is a personal preference unless the wood is situated in a manner that only allows you to saw from one direction.
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Hook the clip to your belt loop or pocket and then use the magnet to attach the tool to the clip. It hangs from the clip within easy reach. (The free spring clip may vary in type and design depending on available stock).
Ripping: The Woodcutters Helper is the first to utilize the Rare Earth Neodymium Magnet as a mounting option coupled with an adjustable rod and length/width indicator. Its versatility can be utilized to not only measure firewood but to also rip lumber into boards (with a chainsaw) from 12″ wide down to – an inch wide, (the board should be securely clamped to your pickup tailgate or a table prior to ripping). Just set the indicator for the width of board you require, lineup the indicator along the edge of the board and begin to rip watching the indicator to be sure its following the outer edge of the board. A well sharpened chain will improve results. (The indicator can quickly and easily be adjusted to the length or width required by inserting the rod/extension into a cordless/drill and while holding the thumb-nuts run the drill; in the correct direction.) Once you have the indicator set exactly where you want it, lock down the thumb-nuts and no further adjustment should be necessary unless you wish to change the length of firewood desired or to rip lumber.
Indicator, thumb-nuts and rod are rust and corrosion resistant.
Watch a short demo
This demo is of the original Woodcutters Helper and is for illustration only.
The Woodcutters Helper 12″ adjustable steel only $19.00, includes free shipping within the U.S.
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Return policy: This item may be returned undamaged (with purchase price fully refunded) in original shipping container within 14 days of receiving the item. Buyer pays return shipping.
As the creator and manufacturer of the Woodcutters Helper we have the ability and reserved the option to change configurations regarding magnetic pull force and dimension or material of the measuring rod and indicator. The original Woodcutters Helper utilized a neodymium magnet with a rated pull force of 48.5 lbs. connected to a zinc plated all-thread steel rod and along with this 12″ version and the 16″ nylon version is recommended for its durability. The 12″ version available from this listing uses the same magnet and extension/rod but due to the shorter length is extremely stable on the chainsaw bar.
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