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 Post subject: Re: Which snowsaw?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:29 pm 
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UTAH wrote:
The BOMB WhitePine....for sure my favorite peice of gear. Quick hasties, shovel tilts, even works super well for cutting cornices. I also read about a study recently from Euro that put shovels to the test and Voile shovels came out on top. I felt the shovel head or whatever you call it was a little small for my liking so I switched it out with the bigger head from an old one. I'm a weight weenie but when it comes down to saving a life I don't bull shit around. Ya Know..

Thanks. I've had my eye one for a while now. I like that the saw fits nicely in the shaft. You just confirmed it for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Which snowsaw?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:46 pm 
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Can the snow saw in the Voile T6 Tech Avalanche Shovel or T-wood Shovel be attached to a pole or probe to cut cornices or cut the back of a Rutschblock?


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 Post subject: Re: Which snowsaw?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:06 am 
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I have a 2007 Voile T-6 Shovel/Snowsaw. T-6 snowsaw can attach to my to my BD Expedition 3-piece pole. But attached with 1/3 length of the skipole, I am not able to cut a Rutschblock. I use a G3 Rutschblock cord for ECT and Rutschblock tests.

Perhaps a newer T-6 snowsaw will work with Voile probe and ski-poles and get a longer reach (contact Voile and ask).

I like that the T-6 saw stows in the handle, but the handle is long; so it may or may not fit in your pack. Be sure, you have the right pack (size) to carry the T-6 inside your pack. My Ayy instructor "kindly informed" me that all Avy-gear goes inside your pack. Our Lowe packs have a dedicated exposed Avy-gear pocket to carry our shovels and probes, which our guide did not like.

I would recommend the T-6 Shovel/Snowsaw

I would also recommend the G3 Bonesaw (and the BD "Deploy Shovel"), because:
1) the Bonesaw's handle w/strap will attach to any pole.
2) It comes with a ruler painted on the saw.
3) When cutting snowpit tests (columns), the shape of the Bonesaw, helps to lift out the cut-wedges (the sides) for column tests.

Overall I would give a vote for the "Bonesaw".

the BD "Deploy Shovel" works great and there is no chance of losing the handle.

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