Made in USA, good quality product that will last for years.
I never had the need to purchase a timber jack (borrowed a wooden handled one a few times) until hurricane Sandy came several weeks ago. I live on a 3 acre wooded lot and had a mix of 13 large oak, hickory and poplar trees uprooted (they ranged from 16"-27" trunk diameter). After the power and internet came back, I did some research on several web sites and saw nothing but positive reviews on the Woodchuck quad tool. So I decided to spend a little extra money and try it. So far the tool has exceeded my expectations. It is heavy duty and lifted every log without a lot of effort. The cant hook grabs well and kept my chainsaw out of the dirt. I haven't had time to try the other options that this tool can do but I am sure it will work well. The Woodchuck's quality is far superior to the "woooden handled" unit I borrowed in the past. I highly recomend this tool to anyone looking to buy a timberjack plus it's made in the USA!
Proof That Made In The USA Means Tough and Well Made
Please excuse me for the length of my review but I have a great deal to say about the Woodchuck Quad. I'm disabled and having a great deal of free time on my hands so I do free, tree removal, cutting and firewood cutting for families in a 3 county area who other wise could not afford to have it done. some of these families still to this day have dirt floors and cook over open fire-pits and use braziers to heat their homes. Not having much in the way of extra money myself for equipment (like a lot of folks these days) I demand a great deal from the equipment I do buy. It is not uncommon for me to cut mesquite tree's with trunks larger than 38 inch's thick and limbs over 28 inches thick. I cut oak, ash, pine, willow and mesquite regularly. If you have never been around large mesquite before let me assure you it's heavier and harder than you would believe. As I have broken, bent and destroyed more timber jacks, cant hooks, log lifters and log holders over the years, I contacted Woodchuck Tools before acquiring the Woodchuck Quad. They told me that the Woodchuck was made to be abused. Well I took that as a bit of a challenge. I have to say that I would buy another Woodchuck Quad in a second, not that I will have to as this thing is going to out last me. I have used it for logs over the size that it is recommend for, both as a jack and cant hook and it is stable and tough. The log holder function is a back saver that can not be overstated. If you have ever had to spend a good amount of time bent over cutting up logs into firewood your going to love it. I used it to pry loose floor beams in a friends old barn and several other things that it was never meant to do. I've not only used it to remove fence posts but it also works great for pulling up shrubs and brush. It has done everything and more then I would have expected it to do with out any problems. In short: I took it as a challenge when told it was made to be abused and it has stood up to all I have thrown at it. It's simple and easy to use and switching from one function to the next is fast and easy and if I could not hurt it I do not think you will be able to.
great tool great value and made in USA
This is a well made and very reasonably priced tool.. Received it last week and as luck may have it, a tree fell across my driveway the next day. Used the tool to easily prop up the trunk so I could cut it, then used it to roll the tree to the side of the driveway where I could cut it up another day. Saved me alot of back breaking work and protected my chainsaw. A good buy if you ask me
Grabs logs well. Sturdily built. Far superior than any other timberjack I have used. One improvement would be bigger foot on bottom so won't sink into ground when lifting log. This is easily remedied with a 20 inch piece of 2x6.