Columbus McKinnon Cant Hook - 4ft., Model# 06140
Good, but too small to serve as a full-size peavey
I love that it's made in the USA. It's well made, of good materials, and the wood handle is stout and solid.
the hook was a bit dull [maybe due to OSHA safety "standards"(?) ]. The point is good steel, but I was able to sharpen it with a file in just a few minutes
People who complain about its size are correct, if (like me) they are trying to use it to move round logs over 20 inches in girth. However, its name says it all: it's a cant hook, not a peavey. Once the top and side slabs are removed, I seldom have a squared cant that I can't handle with this hook.
I've found that the Northern Tool Log Jack, with the T-bar removed, has a larger "mouth" capacity, and can handle the bigger logs (up to 25 or 26 inches) that this tool just can't get its mouth around. Any bigger than that, I remove all the bark and sometimes use the chainsaw to rip off a slab a few inches long just to give the Log Jack a purchase on the log to roll it.
When used to move or turn cants or smaller logs, this tool is just the ticket.
July 17, 2013
this cant hook is a must for those doing large tree jobs. the 4 ft. handle makes it easer to move large trees to finish cuts, or removing stuck ropes. use two or three and findout how ease it is to move huge stumps that were unmoveable before. i never go to a removeal without them. (3ft. and 4ft.) also good if (not me) your saw somehow gets stuck.
April 23, 2013
The Forest Service opened an area to firewood cutting. They cut and piled the logs 10' high. This cant hook allowed us to separate huge logs from the pile, saving pinched saws, damaged chain saw bars and chains. One person can move logs weighing over 800 lbs into position that the logs can be cut to length easily. Should have had one years ago!
October 15, 2012
I got this log roller a few years ago for moving big trees and it has worked very well. I would recommend this product to anyone. I bought a similar one from another store that wasn't made in USA and it was a piece of junk. Wouldn't hook the logs and always slipped off. Save time and money and buy this one first!
August 20, 2012
McKinnon Cant Hook
This product is solid and built to last at a price I could not beat anywhere.
June 13, 2011
Works good. Its a little small for my needs but it does work good on 22" and under.
March 14, 2011
old time quality
We bought two for our small timber-harvester sawmill. It was a great relief to buy US made high quality tool immediately ready for heavy work.
We use them continuously and have had no issues. A great tool- wish everything was so well made.
November 23, 2010
Good Cant Hook
The quality of this cant hook is good. I use it quite a bit. The only thing holding me back from giving it 5 stars, is that it has trouble gripping large logs. With small logs seems to work well. The hook just seems should have a larger gap, and sharper point.
November 16, 2010
Great tool, tops out on 18 inch logs
On a green maple log (same day) 9ft long, 21 inches at one end, 15x17 on the other this tool would grip the log if spiked into the bark with a firm jab on the small end, in the middle even a voilent jab would rip out 50% of the time. Forget it on the big end. The tool is just not large enough to surround the log and hold the pin in place. I plan to purchase another tool for the larger logs.
June 8, 2010
This tool is great for moving logs around in the yard. I use it to move logs up to 36" diameter by myself with ease. It's great for positioning logs for sawmilling, or rolling them onto a trailer.
November 2, 2009