As any builder knows, there are dozens of different tools and supplies related to logging and log-building; from chainsaw accessories and tools to more traditional logging tools, like log tongs or hacksaws. When it comes to working a log building site, there are certain logging tools and supplies that you should have on hand for any project. The following are 3 essential logging tools and supplies that you should definitely have for any log building project.
Log Scribes and Marking Tools
Marking tools are any tools designed to help you mark where you need to cut, peel or work with your lumber. The most common marking tool is a log scribe, which allows you to make pencil or pen marks on your lumber. A log scribe used on site needs to be high quality, durable, and ideally it should have double levels which make them easier to read while you're working. Most log scribes can hold up to 2 pencils or pens for marking, but this may vary by brand and model.
Safety clothing is an all-encompassing term for items such as hard hats, chainsaw safety boots, safety gloves and goggles that are designed to help prevent serious injuries or even deaths when working with tools such as chainsaws and other sharp objects.
Chainsaw Accessories and Tools
Chainsaw related items are essential when working with logs; the most essential chainsaw accessories you should have on hand are a splitting wedge, stump vice, chainsaw buddy, and log peeler. There are numerous other accessories that may come in handy depending on what you will be doing, but the aforementioned tools are the essentials that most projects can utilize.