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If you burn firewood but don’t have access to a sophisticated processor, this chainsaw accessory can save you some serious time while improving the accuracy of your cuts.
Made in Montana!
Introduced in June of 2010 it has been called the simplest and most effective firewood measuring tool available, (See some real life testimonials below).
It’s versatile, attaches to any location on either side of the chainsaw bar using a strong neodymium magnet rated at 48.5 lbs. of pull force
Adjustable, can be adjusted for any length or width of wood.
Durable, the metal may bend but it won’t break like fiberglass and if it does get bent you can just bend it back.
Convenient, snaps on and off the saw and includes a clip-ring for handily carrying the Helper when its not in use.
Accurate, + – 1/16″ and affordable!
To set the measuring too, attach the end of your tape-measure to the magnet and adjust the thumb-nuts/indicator to your desired length or width.
The original Woodcutters Helper set at 16″.
If you burn firewood longer than 20″ set the measuring tool/indicator for half the length you require and complete your cut at the second mark.
Indicator, thumbnuts and rod are corrosion and rust resistant.
Stores easily by attaching to any metal surface.
Watch a short demo
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.
Each Woodcutters Helper ships with a free clip-ring for attaching and carrying the tool when it’s not in use.
Why be measuring when you can be sawing?
The time you save using the Woodcutters Helper pays for itself the first time you use it and the results are excellent!
Firewood the same length stacks tighter and neater saving space. Never struggle with a piece of firewood too long to fit your stove.
All steel construction means long life performance. Patent Pending.
The Woodcutters Helper only $20.00 each, includes free shipping within the U.S.
Testimonials: The following comments are from previous customers surveyed when asked if they had used the Woodcutters Helper and what the experience was like.
In advance of my remarks, I’d like to say I spent time as a professional logger, both sawyer and deckhand, and have felled and blocked countless cords of firewood over the last 30 years.
I used the Woodcutter’s Helper on about 5 cords last month, found it a very useful tool. I had played with several ideas before happening upon your device, and it works very well. Certainly worth the money and nothing really to go wrong when you’re a long way from home. I used it both fully blocking logs and making shallow saw cuts to come back and finish. Makes cutting perfect lengths so you have no wasted flatbed/trailer space – a snap!
One thing I found very useful was to tie a “flag” of surveyors tape onto the end; makes it easy to find whether you’ve just set it aside or it has fallen into the forest duff or snow. Made a keeper for my chaps so I can just holster the thing when I’m making full cuts.
Best to you,
I bought two of the Woodcutter Helpers and I am very happy with them. This is my first year with a chainsaw. In the beginning my boyfriend would cut a marking piece for me. I would inadvertently set it down and lose it and use a different one and he’d come back and say “those look too long”. lol. I don’t have that problem any more. We have both accidentally bent them but at least we could bend them back. I love that I can easily take it on and off, unlike the others I looked at, that screwed on. We put a carabiner on our belt-loop and hook it to that with the magnet.
Great, affordable product.
Cheryl and Joe
I purchased five of your Woodcutter’s Helpers’ and set three of them for the most common sizes of wood I cut, as I have plenty of room in my toolboxes to store them. The other two I will save and give as gifts to my brother and nephew who live in different areas of Vermont.
I am now a semi retired logger in Massachusetts who used to process 2500 cord of wood per year with a processor as well as run logging jobs. I have downsized now to where I do approximately 250 cord per year. I would never consider taking a chance that one of my customers would get a piece of firewood that would not fit into their stove due to missed cut. I sell sixty cord of wood in three foot lengths to people with outdoor wood-burners so I take my Woodcutter’s Helper and make a first mark and cut on the second.
We tried crayons and a stick but the mark does not show up on wet or snowy wood, so your not productive if your looking for a mark. The cost of your tool is cheap considering it against the cost of tractor, splitter, saws, and truck. If you took away my Woodcuters Helper you might as well take my other equipment as I’d be all done cutting firewood.
Thanks! Cole S.
My husband was very pleased when I gave him the Woodcutters Helper. Our wood is more reliably cut to the same length now and this makes it so much easier to stack! I have not noticed any trouble keeping it on the saw blade – that is a very strong magnet! I use it on my smaller saw as well – I like keeping the kindling cut to uniform lengths, again, making stacking it that much easier.
All in all – we are very happy with our purchase. Reasonably priced and well worth the money.
Simple, effective, affordable. Great tool.
Hi Gary – I really am pleased with my Woodcutters Helper. Not only does it save me time on marking logs but my cut logs are within a fourth of an inch of each other. That never happened for me using a ruler and hatchet.
Since purchasing this amazingly simple little tool, I have cut more than twenty face cords of wood. In the past I used a measured board and lumber crayon. Now with my helper, I put it on my saw and mark the logs, then go back and block up the log. It has sped-up my wood cutting. I wish I had thought about making this.
As the creator and manufacturer of the Woodcutter’s Helper we have the ability and option to change configurations regarding magnetic pull force and dimension or material of the measuring rod and indicator. The Original Woodcutter’s Helper adjustable up to 19.25″ utilizes a neodymium magnet with a rated pull force of 48.5 lbs. connected to a 5mm all-thread/zinc plated rod and is recommended for its durability. You are probably thinking that you could make your own but why bother when you can order one right now and have it delivered to your doorstep in 3-4 days.
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