Despite the fact that the wood sawing gantry is a very simple design, they belong to the machine. There are certain rules for creating them. Our site will tell you what kind of goats are used for preparing firewood, what and how you can make them yourself.
Do not confuse wood sawing goats with construction ones. They have completely different purposes and designs. The trestles for firewood should be such that it is convenient to put a log, a sleeper, or another large piece of wood. And so that during sawing with a chainsaw or a hacksaw, our log does not fall anywhere, does not move out, it is securely held on the trestle, and at least one hand remains free for a working person. Better yet, both.
Buying goats for cutting firewood is not difficult. There are standard, traditional metal structures in the form of a log stand. They cost from 2000 rubles, they are simple and at the same time reliable, they are quite convenient. In addition, folding trestles are popular today, which are convenient to store in a barn. They usually allow you to cut several layers of wood at once due to the increased height of the upper part. Such goats cost from 4 thousand rubles.
The most advanced option for today is a goat in the form of a stand on which a bed for a log is installed. At the same time, the wood is held firmly, by the teeth, which are located on the upper lifting part and below. Such a design will cost from 5 thousand rubles. It is these goats that are originally intended for sawing with a chainsaw, which must be held and guided with both hands..
Deciding to save money and just not waste time searching, many home craftsmen make goats for sawing with their own hands. For this purpose, you can use:
- The pillars are made of wood, quite simply, fairly thick and straight branches. The easiest option;
- Wooden beam;
- Old metal pipes;
- Metallic profile.
Metal goats are more reliable, but welding may be required to create them..
The height of the goats should be such that it is convenient for a person to work, growth must be taken into account. The standard height is 90 to 110 centimeters. Goats can be two-, three-, four-horned. The longer the structure, the more horns must be in order to securely fix the log. Usually the length of the goats does not exceed 200 centimeters.
The simplest design is two “X” -shaped joints, in which the lower part is higher, and a crossbar between them, which is attached at the joints. But such double-horned goats will not be very reliable and will not be suitable for sawing hardwood or large logs. Therefore, self-made structures are reinforced by installing additional horns and using strips between the crosshairs “X”, the main legs. Horn connection angle – 45 degrees.
Experts believe that the most reliable fasteners in the case of using wood will be wood screws. They are better than regular nails. In the case of using a profile or pipes, respectively, self-tapping screws for metal should be used. Or boil the goats for greater reliability. However, in this case, they cannot be disassembled or folded..
Of course, for the construction of goats it is better to use electrical tools, in particular a screwdriver, as well as a jigsaw for cutting off pieces of metal or timber of the desired size. The wooden structure can be treated with wood stain, having previously sanded. And metal – to paint. However, usually home craftsmen do not care about the appearance of the goats for sawing firewood. The main thing here is convenience and reliability..