We are testing the LogOx 3 in 1 multi tool. It is a cant hook, hauler and timberjack. We also have the holster and pickaroon attachment. This product was shipped to us by LogOx USA to test and give an honest review.
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Good video...but I'm looking for the little hand hook that is in a holster on the right hip...its really short but can be used with one or both hands for rolling logs a little bit....
Just got mine in the mail and i am very impressed with the quality.
Only thing is, i have a Logrite hookaroon which is a little lighter and not as clunky. Plus if you’re using the jack, it’s nice to have your hook available to move wood.
If you are back in the states and want to see more of rural Tennessee with your wife let me know Simeone.
I live on a little farm at the foot of appalachain mountains here in northeast TN.
Already bought the Log ox 3 in one and awaiting delivery, even got the extra pickeroon attachment. Glad I saw this video to convince me I made a good choice. I like how you use the tool and it helps me imagine how I will use it optimally. The only thing I am concerned about is losing the small cotter pins which is one of the reasons I bought the set as it comes with the bag so I can keep it all together. Thanks for another informative video!
The LogOX only weighs 12 lbs. fully assembled. This is as much, if not less, than other one dimensional timberjacks on the market of comparable quality, while also being a far more versatile tool with a lifetime guarantee.
For another great tool, and definite back saver, that perfectly compliments the Log Ox is the PINCH-A-LOG.
See our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3eUI6zSptU&t or at pinchalog.com. Being sold in the US and Europe on Amazon.
After watching your review of the LogOx I had to purchase one for my husband . He is 67 and not planning on stopping work with trees and firewood . He couldn't believe what a back saver this is and so much easier moving logs around . Thank you Swedish Homestead for all your thoughtful and helpful information you share .
This is an awesome tool. I bought the logox lifter by itself as I already have the other tools, and didn't need the timber jack or pickeroon. I really appreciate that they sell the parts individually. It is really well engineered and built to last. Yes, it should be around for 100 years.
Seems a good idea and you show it does work,however small pins in that work space are easily lost, only one use at a time so only one worker at a time can use it and log hook and tongs are not heavy. Speaking from experiance of long walks into the woods every day of winter for years. Not a criticisem
One thing to watch for over time... repetitive lifting in that manner can cause tennis elbow, causing pain where the top of the fore arm meets the elbow. It's easier to do as you get older and your tendons weaken. I've raked so much mulch in my life that I managed to do it to myself. It can take 6 months to 2 years to recover.
LOL...it's really a great tool...now as for those forestry pants....what detergent you using...those things are glowing! Mine look like they've been soaked in "long life tractor preservative" aka grease and bar oil!
Nice, usually multi tools are just ok with everything.
Just found your channel, do you do reviews of chainsaws that aren't quite professional grade? Like for people who cut firewood, but not professionally.
It looks like a great tool. My only reservation would be with the pins and spring clips. I would have to have a dozen spares because I lose small stuff like that in the leaf litter all the time. I wonder if they could put captive pins like they use on rifles or at least tethered spring clips.
The LogOx company is family owned and operated as well. They are good people providing a good product that they stand by personally. You don’t find that often enough nowadays. Thank you for your review. Very well done. Blessings always ~Lisa
LogOX You’re very welcome. I plan to purchase it for myself as soon as I’m able. I’ve seen it in action (personally) and absolutely love it. A dear friend of mine has it. With my MS and 7 spinal surgeries (so far) it will be a huge blessing for me. Hoping to get it in the next month or so. I do love all of the support you share with community and I wouldn’t imagine there’s a better group of people out there. Thank you, keep up the great work and God Bless you!
Hi Reg, Tractor Supply Company in Canada carries the LogOX 3-in-1 Forestry MultiTool online and we do ship to Canada directly through our website. I'd compare the two prices and see which one is cheaper when you factor in shipping.
I appreciate the honest review, but to me it looks too much like reinventing the wheel. Parts and pins and clips to get lost, a log jack I’d rarely use. I’ll stick with my peavy and pulp hook. If I’m going into the woods I’m not carrying the saw, gas, oil and other tools on my back anyway, so...
life in farmland a youtube I follow showed us this tool and gave away one i think last fall thought that this was something you had or did not need nice to know it is recommended by two full time woods men will be getting one for sure now little spendy but after watching going to buy the set.
Eric makes some incredible videos, and we're honored to see the LogOX be a regular part of his woodsmen's kit on #woodheatwednesday. You should check out the review he did recently on our latest product line https://youtu.be/gAXJLScXTao
Nice video. Very informative for them loggers out there. My husband did all our firewood from nearby woods. He used his truck to haul and also cut the wood from the back of it. Was much easier for him and less bending. I am not sure if he would like this tool but seems nice to have around for them logging guys out there. Looking forward to seeing the finished cow shelter. Did I miss that video. We are getting our first snow tomorrow here in Kansas City Kansas. Cold weeks ahead. Had an awesome colorful fall season. God bless you all always.
I’m curious how you think the log hauler part of this tool compares to the Husqvarna Timber Lifting Tongs you showed in another video. I’ve owned the tongs myself for years, and appreciate the light weight, how they fit in the holster on my belt, and how they lift round logs without bending. I think the tongs are a better fit for how I work in the woods and for lifting rounds onto my splitter (this log hauler looks as though the handle is too long for convenient lifting to waist high or higher), but I’d love to hear your opinion
Hi +John McNerney, we specifically designed it to use with our own waist high log splitter, a Swisher 28-Ton Timber Brute. For the majority of rounds you lift, you'll simply engage the log and swing it up onto the splitter using a bit of forward momentum, without ever raising your hands higher than your shoulders. This also keeps your hands clear of the moving block and wedge. Automated Biomass Systems invited us to compete with them and load their AutoSplit log splitter with a LogOX Hauler during the 2018 Great Firewood Shootout Competition at the Paul Bunyan Show in Ohio, because not only does less bending over help save your back, it also saves you a lot of time.
While it is bright orange and therefore hard to misplace in the woods, one of the things I enjoy most is the portability of the CarryOX bag, which can be worn like a backpack. Unlike previously carrying around multiple long handled and one dimensional tools, I have literally everything I need along with my chainsaw to process a tree in the bag, not around my waist or in my hands. Like you said, it's definitely something that takes some thought about how best to add it into your workflow. If you ever have any additional questions, feel free to send us an email directly at [email protected]
John - thanks for sharing. You make a lot of good points; for the sake of brevity I will only address the "lost tool" issue.
The reason why the Pinch A Log has the bright yellow and blue is so that
it does NOT blend in with the forest and can be easily spotted and
And just in case, the yellow coating and surface treatments are all
We're not in the business of trying to get people to order more tools
because they lost them!
+LogOX Thanks for the reply. I can see the LogOx hauler working out when working on the landing in a processing area. I'm not sure the overall length would work all that well for loading onto my waist-high splitter. It seems a little long for that. I guess it's a matter of whether I'd rather bend a little bit to get the tongs on, but then not have to lift my arm so high, or not bend with the LogOx hauler but lift my arm/shoulder higher to get it on my splitter.
I do think it would be more suited for work on the landing/in a wood processing area than out in the woods, simply because carrying it (and keeping track of where I left it) is not as convenient as putting my tongs in the holster on my belt. I think it's an interesting tool, just trying to figure out how well it would work in my particular work flow, which has me out in the woods and moving from place to place as I process small groupings of logs I have winched to trailside. I can see that it would be a great fit for those whose work-flow is to bring all their logs to a central area for processing.
+Pinch A Log Thanks. I've used both tongs and pickaroons. I was hoping for a comment from someone how has used both tongs and the Log Ox in a variety of situations. I do most of my splitting in the woods, after bunching logs to the side of the trial with the logging winch on my tractor. It's the moving from place to place factor that I'm wondering about. With tongs, I was always misplacing them as I moved around the woods. That problem stopped when I added a holster to my belt that fits them perfectly. I don;t lose them now, and they are always handy. I sometimes use the pickaroon when unloading wood from my trailer or pickup, but that tends to be just in a specific area, so misplacing it is not an issue. I don't carry a pickaroon with me when working in the woods: it's more of a working on the landing/processing area tool.
Here's a suggestion for you, after reading
the comment from
Lesa Hanners. She's having her husband look at this on Amazon. See if you can put this video on Amazon. If there isn't a way to put it there in YouTube form, write a review and provide the link to here. Every view helps when it comes to YouTube monetization :)
I saw this on another you tube channel a few days ago, but I have doubts about how long the leg of the timberjack might last as it looks a little fragile. It looks as if you overload it the weld may well give out. Also the foot of it is quite a small diameter and (as noted from that other channel) if the ground you're working on is soft, it can easily sink in and you lose the advantage of raising the log really clear of the ground. But as yet I'm not sure if it's available here in UK. Any way Simeon thanks again for another well explained video and good luck with your trip to the USA.
+Julian Easton You're welcome. That's perfectly understandable, we're working on making the LogOX available in the UK and Europe via Amazon again soon. We'll be making the announcement once it's available on our social media @bigbluelogox and through our LogOX Mailing List, which you can sign up for on our website.
Hi Julian, The LogOX is made of hollow frame American steel and quite strong. A 12" diameter log is about the limit of what you'd want to lift with it. For larger logs, we recommend making cuts 3/4 of the way through the log, then rolling it over with the cant hook to complete them. We also back up our tools with a lifetime guarantee against manufacturer's defect. When working on soft ground you're correct, any timberjack is going to loose effectiveness as it gets bogged down. In that case, we'd recommend using the cant hook to roll it over instead, as you would with a larger log. We've shipped quite a few LogOX to the UK and Europe over the past few years from our website www.thelogox.com
The ergonomics are not that great if you want to use this tool to lift up to your waste height, you are moving the work from your tighs to you shoulders. Use the tried and true scissor claw, bend your knees and keep the load within your centre of gravity instead.
+Swedish Homestead Sure, I don't want to come off as a curmudgeon here, and I welcome new tools. Do the reviews, but take care of your integrity. You are probably mindful of this already, and know that it's a fine line.
I don't want to fiddle around to build the tool I need. My shop teacher in mechanic school kept repeating that a universal tool is never as good as a purpose built tool, he was right. That thing is way to heavy to cary around all day in your belt, unless you're a giant.
But do continue your tool reviews, something good might pop up.
Good point. The LogOx makes perfect sense if you are working alone: roll, buck, and then transport.
That said, I'm not aware of anyone who *advises* working alone with a chainsaw.... it's kind of like scuba diving (or flying) solo.
For separate tools, there are very attractive alternatives: https://youtu.be/k2LI5GxwGVk
Thanks Simeon. It's not something I would use, but I'm not a big property owner and don't harvest and process my own firewood; however, I can see how it would help those who do. Thanks again for sharing and spreading the word on something you like.
+David J. Prowse The LogOX has a lifetime warranty and will be around and functioning long after anyone watching this video lol. In all seriousness though, we usually love seeing vintage tools still in use, but when an old wooden handled cant hook inevitably snaps under pressure, it can be dangerous. Our tools are made of hollow frame steel and are designed to work as well today as when you hand them over to your grandkids.
This tool looks durable but I’m not impressed with anything that requires pins and clips and constant assembling. I’ll stick with my pulp hook and peavy, both of which are 40+ years old and still doing fine.
+Swedish Homestead Fair enough regarding quality but you'd be hard pressed to find better quality than my tools that must be at least 100 years old. Do you believe this logox will be around and functioning in 100 years?
This is such an awesome tool I am having my husband look at this right now on Amazon. He does a lot of wood cutting for firewood for people and this looks like a really good thing to have. Thanks so much Simeon for doing this review.
How do you work with trees and not use gloves? I had a thorn pierce my glove easily entering my finger a few weeks ago while cutting down a few bushes and trees. They don't offer 100% protection but I won't even cut grass without em'..
bitsnpieces11 I first saw a glove I could use watching guys in the NASCAR pits. Light and dexterous. Been wearing them ever since - what we know to be Mechanix gloves. I buy about 4 pair per year. I always wear out the tips of the index and middle finger. I work in an office and don’t want my hands looking like hamburger.
I found some Stainless Steel chain mail gloves on Amazon and got a pair, they apparently got started for people who do knife work cutting up meat and fish. They work great to keep your hands uncut, use with leather gloves over them for grip. But I suppose they wouldn't keep out thorns.
If that's the kind of wood you have to deal with, get yourself some Kevlar gloves. Kevlar protects against knives, metal cuts, etc. Hand injuries are no joke. My son sliced a finger doing work on his ship in the Navy. He needed to be transported to their top hand surgeon for the operation. As a mom, I was a bit ticked those type gloves weren't standard issue.
Anunciado durante a Gamescom 2017, uma das maiores feiras de videogame do mundo, o remake de Secret of Mana é, desde o início, um projeto pensado para agradar aos fãs de longa data e atrair jogadores novatos com um gameplay mais acessível.
Não se engane: a versão 2018 de Secret of Mana está mais para uma recriação do que uma mera remasterização com pequeno ajustes gráficos. O que temos aqui é um jogo completamente atualizado, com personagens redesenhados que ganharam nova vida graças à estética cartunesca.
Se, por um lado, as mudanças visuais foram projetadas para atrair novatos, por outro, algumas pessoas podem torcer o nariz pela simplicidade da nova abordagem - especialmente no que diz respeito aos cenários e criaturas do mundo.
Os cenários coloridos, por exemplo, ainda que estejam bem representados, trazem pouca variedade e deixam game com cara de “jogo de celular”. Isso fica mais evidente pela estrutura do game, já que muitas áreas estão completamente vazias e monótonas. Nesse quesito, Secret of Mana não tem vantagem em ter o fator nostalgia a seu favor.
O remake utiliza a clássica perspectiva de visão aérea, com a câmera posicionada acima dos personagens. É possível arrastar as bordas da tela manualmente para ter uma visão mais ampla do ambiente, o que é bastante útil para momentos de exploração.
O brilho da era noventista, mas com ressalvas.
Antes de tudo, é importante ressaltar que não há legendas em português, então o melhor a fazer é jogar com textos em inglês. A história continua sendo o ponto mais alto de Secret of Mana e, novamente, coloca o jogador no controle de três adoráveis personagens: Randi, Primm e Popoi - é possível jogar em modo cooperativo local para até três usuários.
O objetivo do grupo é lutar contra um império traidor ao mesmo tempo em que tenta recuperar o poder da Mana para restaurar a paz. O grande problema é que, embora os gráficos estejam atualizados, as animações ficaram presas ao passado. Em vez de despertar o sentimento de nostalgia, a falta de capricho passa a impressão de que o remake foi feito às pressas.
A jogabilidade à la Zelda foi aprimorada e permite desferir ataques de qualquer ângulo. Os inimigos também demonstram mais inteligência, uma vez que agora eles têm a opção de atacar a partir de qualquer ponto do cenário.
Ainda que a movimentação esteja mais fluida, parece haver algum problema técnico relacionado ao impacto dos golpes. Isso porque há momentos em que o personagem simplesmente não acerta o ataque, mesmo posicionado a uma distância razoável do oponente.
Além disso, a interface dos menus ficou bem aquém do esperado, com abas confusas e muito mal posicionadas. Há, no entanto, uma opção de mapear os itens essenciais nos botões do joystick ou teclado, o que facilita muito a organização na hora de combates mais exigentes.
O remake de Secret of Mana mantém a essência da pérola dos RPGs de ação dos anos 90, mas comete muitos deslizes ao tentar mexer em time que está ganhando. Menus engessados, sistema de combate com problemas técnicos e animações presas ao passado impedem o relançamento de ser a experiência definitiva, apesar de que possa valer para quem nunca experimentou o jogo original.