Cross Cut Saw Challenge

  1. This is an amateur competition. Contestants must be 16 years of age or older.  
  2.  Event will be chaired and supervised by the President of the Pennsylvania Professional Lumberjack Organization.
  3. Museum will provide: two (2) modified Simonds lancetooth saws, 5-1/2’ long; chaps optional, metal stands. Each must use the museum’s saws, logs, and metal stands to make the “playing field” as even as possible.
  4. Competition logs will be marked at 2” intervals. Anyone cutting over or into the line will be disqualified.
  5. This is an elimination event. Starting cadence will be 3-2-1-Go.
  6. Starting before “Go” will result in disqualifications. The fastest time wins the heat.
  7. Only the complete cut counts. Heat will end when the disc is completely cut through.  If a team cuts over the line into the next area the team is disqualified.
  8. In the event of a tie, a “Cut-off” will be scheduled. Competitors involved in a “cut-off’ must compete with original partners.
  9. Judges decisions are official and final.

PRIZES: 1st place team, $50; 2nd place team. $30; 3rd place team, $10, 4th place team: $10. Points awarded toward Grand Champion Bark Peeler.

Any competitor winning 1st place 3 consecutive times, may not compete in this contest for 1 year.

Tom Oliver and Elizabeth Simcox demonstrate the crosscut saw.
Bill Simcox explains the crosscut saw competitor’s form and technique.