The 10 Best Timberjacks
This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in October of 2018. If you're in the logging business, or if you simply need to process wood on your own private property, investing in a sturdy timberjack is a must. These devices make it possible to position and keep logs steady for sawing, so you can avoid putting your safety at risk. We've included a range of models here, from basic wood-handled units, to heavy-duty steel tools designed for professional work. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
November 11, 2020:
We removed the Timber Tuff Steel due to reports of its tubular steel handle bending under load. It appears to be reasonably effective on smaller timber, but lacks the strength we’re looking for in this category. We replaced it with the 1940 Earth Worth, a budget-friendly model that boasts a thick, heavy-duty wooden handle.
Chances are good that if you’re looking for a timberjack, you’ve already got yourself a chainsaw. But, if you’re still using a gas-powered model, you might want to consider this selection of electric chainsaws. They eliminate the need for messy oil and gas mixtures, and most feature push-button starts, as opposed to frustrating pull-starts. If you're looking for an exclusively battery-powered tool, these cordless chainsaws don't limit you with extension cords, though they do have a limited runtime.
Regardless of what type of chainsaw you have, you’ll need to ensure it’s properly maintained. This collection of chainsaw sharpeners offers a good variety of handheld and bench-mounted models.
October 27, 2018:
Included several convertible options for individuals who are involved in more than one aspect of log processing. Excluded models that were reported to be unsteady or otherwise unreliable during sawing.