The Cool New Trail Building Tool
Here in the Pacific Northwest we have all kinds of issues to overcome when it comes to building our legendary singletrack. Any builder that has the hours of swinging axe, a pulaski or macleod knows they can reap the excitement when they gander at the Trail-Tools Trailblazer AN1. This multi use forestry tool is making allot of jobs easier out on a trail build.
Come see why...JR Rager, the man behind the Trailblazer AN1 was fed up with breaking his tools. He sat down and took the things he liked about certain tools and put them into a plan, end result is the Trail-Tools Trailblazer AN1 Multi-Forestry tool.
The Trailblazer AN1
From the website
: The Trail-Blazer AN1 is the perfect ground engaging hand tool for building and maintaining trails. It also is well suited for the forestry and fire industries. It is designed to be tough and combine multiple tools into one compact balanced heavy duty tool. A select group of trail builders in the Pacific Northwest had input on the design and durability of this tool and spent almost a year developing and testing to make sure we had the absolute best possible design.
Length = 52.5 inches
Width = 12" x 6" (tool head dimensions)
Weight = 6 lbs
Handle = 1.25"x 52" ( .125” wall) Fiber Reinforced Polymer orange
Tool Head = Laser cut, heat treated ,and tempered steel.
Coating = Powder coated
Hardware = Stainless steel
Assembly = Stich welded for trueness and stress relief
Edge = Beveled edge 60 deg on 3 sides
- Root Busting
- Brush Busting
- Berm Shaping
- And whatever else you can imagine while playing in the dirt!
Laser Cut Head
The finished work of a fellow trail builder who got his a few days before I received one:
Marmot Dam MTB Trails
Now the price is going to seem high, but in all honesty the quality and amount of work this tool does it makes it very valuable to my own quiver of tools. I no longer worry about damaging my other inferior tools as this has become the real work horse. If you're serious about purchasing one you can send a message to jrager.pinkbike.com or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
to inquire about purchase. He does have limited amount to ship right now and he's currently developing a new handle for the guys who have to pedal far into trail locations.
Scope the website
for more information.