Ice saws....the one to buy ??

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  1. on a call

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    I am new to the game...should I just gas up my chain saws or buy a ice saw.
     
  2. nine tine

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    6-10” ice saw. Over 10” run the gas.
     
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    Fishs ice saw
     
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    Fishes ice saw, I use a hand auger or my gas auger when the ice is thick and hand cut the webs out.


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    another vote for fish ice saw,, and auger corners.
     
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    I don't have a fish and these drugs got my mind fogged but it works good. You can buy it from northwoods.
     
  7. on a call

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    But if I have two or three chainsaws can’t I just use those instead of having a hand Saw
     
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  9. Playin' Hooky

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    I bought a Fish’s last year. No more than 7 holes cut and I have a couple teeth tips that are slightly bent/burred.

    Is that normal? Best file to sharpen?
     
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    No it’s not normal, I’ve had mine for atleast 7 years and never had to touch it up, you can get ahold of Wayne and he can fix it, you have to be careful sharpening them to get the edge right.
    I know a guy that decided to bet his drunk buddy’s to see who could cut a hole the fastest and the ended up bending a tooth on a brand new saw but that was because that where forcing it to cut faster then it could.


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    I have a Dream Saw. Only difference from Fish's is the handle is metal and it's made in Michigan.

    I've cut miles of ice over the years it seems and it's never failed.

    Some complained about bent teeth on a Dream, but as you can see, it happens on Fish's too. It just depends on the stock the blades are cut from, which there can be an anomaly regardless of brand.
     
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    Looks like another is option now out there and with free shipping, don’t know if it’s any good yet or anyone that’s tried it but it’s out there.


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    Fiberglass handle to which I’m not sure about, I like the weight and feel of a solid wood handle, lol


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