Columbus McKinnon Draw Shave - 8in., Model# 49941
liked the way it felt and handled, but needed some sharpening. after that i went and bought a backup because i use my tools alot.
January 16, 2012
8inch Draw knife
I purchased the draw knife from the store and felt it should have been much sharper. After attempting to use it with poor results I did sharpen it and it then worked much better. Did come with a small guard but really needs to be sharpened well to work effectively for those that have never used one before.
October 17, 2011
Debarked and also removed small branch stems very well. Also, very sharp from factory.
November 2, 2009
Received this knife and it was very dull. Not sure how sharp it is supposed to be but it was very heavy and the blade was thick. You would think it would do the job but it is dull, dull, dull, dull.
September 14, 2009
I am please with this draw saw. The bark just flies off off the lodge pole.
August 12, 2008
Received the Draw Shave today and it looks to be a high quality USA made tool. I debarked a number of different species 6 -8 inch diameter trees, both green and dry, that I'll be using for posts and support braces on a fire wood shelter I'm building. I highly recommend this tool.
January 25, 2008
Good Heavy-duty tool!
This is a good, heavy-duty tool! Not sure about the previous review, but my draw shave came with nylon lock nuts that have stayed tight during hours of use. I would have given it 5-stars had it come with a blade guard. It looks like there is a blade cover in the pictures when you order but mine did not have one when delivered. I remedied this on my own with a short length of hose but it would have been nice if it was included as shown.
Anyway, I have Boy Scouts who use it to de-bark and shape trees & limbs for various projects and it works great!! Good quality steel and easy to sharpen. It's one of their favorite tools.
January 21, 2008
Columbus McKinnon Draw Shave
Nice tool. It works great. I would have given it 5 stars however the nuts that hold the handles to the steel blade come loose as you use it. Not good.
July 9, 2007
I haven't used the draw shave yet, but have about ten medium trees that I need to debark this after they fell down last year in a storm. I saw the draw shave listed in the Northern book and thought it would be great for removing the bark from all the trees. It's very heavy duty and well made unlike a regular draw plane which is a lot lighter and not really made to remove tree bark. Hopefully it will prove to be a usefull tool. JMP
March 7, 2007