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Read the full review of the Kolpin Saw Press here.
 

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Saw Press II

I have this unit also, I am impressed with the strength and durability of it. I have it mounted on the front rack of my Grizz 700 so I can keep an eye on my saw. As you stated I was concerned about the durability of the plastic "U" mounts and did have 2 crack, I was glad I had it on the front and noticed the problem immediately. I contacted Kolpin about this and they sent me a complete set of mounting brackets to my door within 3 days. Very good customer service.



I have found this Saw Press to be very sturdy. Another bonus is that it is easy to mount/remove the saw with heavy gloves/mitts on.

With the Press on the front rack it gives added protection to the rad and does not affect the headlights if angled properly. The Press has proved plenty strong enough to push over small trees when necessary.

The foam has gotten a little marked up from the grab teeth on my saw, but I believe this would be inevitable. I am happy with how sturdy this supports my saw.

I have found that to use a chain guard on my saw bar, I lock the saw in, push the guard up to the press and place a bungee from the guard around the press to the saw. Works really well and gives added support to the saw.




After using this product about 6 months and dealing with Kolpin's support for the mounting bracket I give it a 9/10!!!;;t;;;;t;;
 

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Nice write-up CLHC. It's good to see another person's opinion on this as I've been considering one myself. Is the mount on it as such that it is pretty easily removable. In other words, would it be easy enough to mount periodically if you know you're gonna need it but not have on during times where you doubt you would?

Or, could you use locking wingnuts on it to make it easier to put on or remove?

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Without wingnuts it is easy enough to put on and take off. It's that intial "where the heck do I want to put this" that takes so long. I would say -10 minutes per install.

Wing nuts would make it lots faster, say +5 minutes.

I've been putting off buying some real u-bolts to use instead of the plastic mounts that come with it. I say if one finds the right u-bolts and uses wing nuts, this thing would be 2x's better.

Devil's advocate says the plastic mounts are a breaking point to keep from doing more serious damage to ones saw or quad. But that's just me thinking outside the box.

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Nice write-up CLHC. It's good to see another person's opinion on this as I've been considering one myself. Is the mount on it as such that it is pretty easily removable. In other words, would it be easy enough to mount periodically if you know you're gonna need it but not have on during times where you doubt you would?

Or, could you use locking wingnuts on it to make it easier to put on or remove?

Thanks!
Buster
Sorry I took so long. I would say 5-10 minutes to take it off or on. Finding where to install it and the angle you want the saw at are the biggest parts of the installation process. Once that it done it stays the same and only the "U" bolts are removed to mount or remove the unit. I have not installed wingnuts to the "U" bolts as I don't think you could get your hand under the rack to tighten them enough, a ratchet works fine and gives me better piece of mind.

The more I use this unit the happier with it I am and Kolpin's customer service is excellent.
 

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Sorry I took so long. I would say 5-10 minutes to take it off or on. Finding where to install it and the angle you want the saw at are the biggest parts of the installation process. Once that it done it stays the same and only the "U" bolts are removed to mount or remove the unit. I have not installed wingnuts to the "U" bolts as I don't think you could get your hand under the rack to tighten them enough, a ratchet works fine and gives me better piece of mind.

The more I use this unit the happier with it I am and Kolpin's customer service is excellent.

Well, me being a jerry rigger from way back, one could get some washers that would cover the holes and flip the u bolts around. Although I think CLHC may have a very valid point about piece of mind. With a rachet you know it will be tight. You def. do not want any slop, or play, in the bolts as this could/would adversly affect the mounting, stability, and probably the rack too.

I think it would be best to just use quality U-bolts from a hardware store with regular nuts.
 
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