Yeah It is over priced a bit but so cool looking! Looks like Ahabs spear itself! Anyone with some flat stock laying around and a plasma torch willing to fabricate? Hey Trout can you make one of these???
All most all the farmers owned one of those in the 1940's and back, they were used to cut ice blocks from a near by lake or pond and hauled back to have a huge ice box that was outside the house, the ice blocks were put in a small building and covered with saw dust from the many Mills around at the time (no Home depots around back then) One farmer In New Jersey where I lived in 1962 told me the ice would last the whole time between sawing the ice the next year. Ever notice when you saw wood with a chain saw even out side and it happens to cover some snow that it stays long after the rest of the snow is gone out in the open with the sun hitting it
Very interesting Steve! My grandpa told us all about his first job was cutting ice out of the Raisin River and selling it somewhere in Monroe. If I get one of these things maybe he will actually go ice fishing with me. If anyone ever see's an or has an old ice saw like this let me know if you want to sell it.
Yeah guys it would be a pain probably but I like the old stuff. I wear a mad bomber hat with rabbit fur out all the time and real woven Irish wool socks ( talk about warm). I used to use an antique auger now that was too much. But I like the old stuff.
I got a fishin buddy that's been telling about that thing for years. He's seen them in the UP. He swears they work even in thicker ice. You'd have to aug a hole first in ice this thick I guess. that chisel on the end seems a little flimzy for ice this thick. I wouldn't spend $107. on an experiment though!!
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