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mpeebles
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06/15/2019 05:43AM
Does anyone know if someone makes a lightweight plastic scabbard for a Corona 21" saw......model RS 7160. I can find leather and "rubberized" belting scabbards (by Weaver) but might like something lighter.
Thanks.....Mike
 
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RTurner
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06/15/2019 07:25AM
I've got a similar saw from when I used to do tree work. When I take it camping, I use a plastic bar guard for a chain saw. I glued a couple of old watch straps to it that I can put through the handle to hold the saw in place. kind of hokey but works well and is very light. Ridiculously big saw to bring camping, but it cuts so much better than any other saw I've ever used.
 
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06/15/2019 07:32AM
 
mpeebles
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06/16/2019 09:19AM
Thank you very much RTurner! What a great idea! Going to give it a try. Yeah, I know its a big saw but that's the reason I'm buying it. I might be running into some burn areas with blow/snow down trees this year and need something that cuts larger stuff.
Thanks again........Mike
 
06/16/2019 12:34PM
mpeebles: "Does anyone know if someone makes a lightweight plastic scabbard for a Corona 21" saw......model RS 7160. I can find leather and "rubberized" belting scabbards (by Weaver) but might like something lighter.
Thanks.....Mike"


That's a great saw. I bought it after hearing that some Hot Shot firefighters use the Corona as the best saw to get through stuff fast, and I don't need the cuts to look pretty.

I think it's more than I want to carry if I am covering ground, but a light scabbard might help.
I seem to recall you telling me you'd been quad-portaging in WCPP two years ago...so weight may be important!

Let us know how the scabbard works out.

Cheers
 
jdrocks
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06/16/2019 06:31PM
mpeebles: "Does anyone know if someone makes a lightweight plastic scabbard for a Corona 21" saw......model RS 7160. I can find leather and "rubberized" belting scabbards (by Weaver) but might like something lighter.
Thanks.....Mike"


i've tried most of the known tripping saws, and consider the big Corona the premier saw for this purpose. i use the Weaver leather scabbard with this saw and it rides in the axe pocket and behind the cinch straps on the outside of the pack, instantly available when needed. the leather scabbard gets molded to the shape of the Corona when wet, then keeps that shape for a tight custom fit, that saw is not going to fall out. the scabbard itself is attached to the pack straps with the included clip. any difference between the weight of this scabbard and an alternate is negligible. if you do choose an alternate, pick a good one, the saw is aptly called the Razor, and would be happy to leave a mark on you and/or your gear if the blade is not protected properly.

the saw has been an essential piece of gear on many a trip, i wouldn't travel without it.



 
houseofspam
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06/16/2019 08:40PM
RTurner: "I use a plastic bar guard for a chain saw."

I made a leather sheath for my Corona 21...I may have to switch to something like your solution. I just looked around on Amazon and there are plenty of sizes/shapes/colors of bar covers available that would work for the Corona.

I've never understood the fascination with the folding saws. The Corona is about the same weight. So it's really only the sheath that makes it heavier. For the extra half pound or so you get a larger saw that cuts much better without any moving parts or bits you could lose.

I selfishly hope that people keep using the folding saws, though...I always find plenty of wood available that was too big for the little camp saws to cut.
 
wingnut
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06/17/2019 06:14AM






Here's a couple of pics of a home made scabbord That I weighed when finished. I'm not sure If that falls into the light weight range but it was an Interesting project for me.
 
mpeebles
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06/24/2019 07:08AM
Nice job wing nut! Looks great. I have the saw ordered and will try the plastic chain saw guard first. Some of you folks are WAY more handy than I am. Thanks everyone for your inputs.
Safe travels.......mike
 
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