Let me start this post by saying that I live in FL, and my statements are based on my personal experience in this specific environment. I'm almost exclusively using my billhook in place of my Latin machetes, and burriquito (panga) machete working on the yard. The bow saw and loppers still get used for specific jobs. Also, when heading out for the woods for day trips, I find myself grabbing the billhook over my other machetes. I've even started leaving my folding saw at home for those trips. Here's a short list of some of its capabilities that I've experienced: • It's great at dealing with tangles of woody vines. • It does a good job of limbing reasonably sized branches. • Once you learn the right angles to hold & swing, it's a decent chopper. • It can reach under brush and perform pull cuts. • It isn't great at batoning, but can split wood just fine by using a method similar to how you'd use a hatchet. It has its weaknesses, but all tools do. They aren't for everyone, and that's fine. I'm not trying to convert anyone. Just sharing my love for an ugly tool that is more versatile than I thought it would be. Are there any other billhook fans here?