Folding Saw ?
Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:14 PM
From seeing other videos of the silky, i know what you mean. It almost cuts silently with no effort.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:00 PM
If you point it at a branch, it falls off the tree.
Not quite, but I have never held such an efficient saw and it is very tough.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:40 AM
Is that you? Nice review either wy
Nooooo. I wish i was that young again!
It was just a random review i found on youtube to help me decide on which saw to buy.
Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:23 AM
Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:38 AM
This is the saw that I have. I bought it at walmart two years ago and have done a really LOT of cutting with it. It was very affordable and it works great. They do not carry it any more so I recently bought a Bahco (more expensive and better) for a backup.
You probably want something with some aggressive teeth for cutting green, and outdoor forks. I use the Coghlan's folding Sierra Saw and
I love it. It cuts green wood fast. It's nice and lite in back pocket, and not expensive at all. I even modified one to
a 6 inch length for even easier carry.
I make walking sticks, and canes, so I've cut hundreds of sticks and of course forks with this saw. My .02.
Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:11 AM
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:22 AM
For opportunistic fork collection the saw on my EDC pocket knife, a Victorinox Farmer, cuts surprisingly well.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:49 PM
I have a new Bear Grylls that I got from Sprawlmart for 20 bucks. It slides into it's handle. Pretty fast cutter for the price. Before that I had a STIHL folding hand saw that I got for free with a weed eater. It was not nearly as nice as the BG.
That is the one I went with also...wallyworld for $20 and cut like a champ and clean also.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:29 PM
I bought one of the Bear Grylls saws and it broke due to metal fatigue after just a few uses. I replaced it with the Fiskars and it has worked great. I also bought a small bow saw from Ace Hardware that has worked very well.Mine has begun to flex some lately. I've cut probably twenty or more 2 inch forks with it. It no longer has the rigidity it once did, but it's still cutting well. Should I be concerned?
Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:34 PM
Mine started to flex at two places on the push stroke and suddenly snapped just forward of the handle. It could have been just a fluke... Who knows?Mine has begun to flex some lately. I've cut probably twenty or more 2 inch forks with it. It no longer has the rigidity it once did, but it's still cutting well. Should I be concerned?
I bought one of the Bear Grylls saws and it broke due to metal fatigue after just a few uses. I replaced it with the Fiskars and it has worked great. I also bought a small bow saw from Ace Hardware that has worked very well.
Edited by Pawpawsailor, 22 January 2013 - 04:34 PM.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:44 PM
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:24 PM
Yep the Sven is one efficient saw. I had one years ago and lost it along the way. I would gladly purchase another. Bulky, but when it comes time to work only a chainsaw is faster.
For pocket saws, I am still at a toss up between the Bahco Lapplander and the Silky Pocketboy 170 with medium teeth.
Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:33 PM
While I ought to look more into this topic:
I'm using a Bahco Folding Pruning Saw, Xt7 396-HP. (It looks like the laplander?)
And I find it jaw droppingly good... as stated above "you look a tree, and ALL THE BRANCHS FALL OFF!"
I've run off to look up the Bahco catalogue... and it is EXACTLY what I would have bought, 396-JS is a little coarser but as an alternative I offer it.
Personally I’m really fussy about tools and I want all my cutting tools as sharp as possible. The Bahco seems to stay sharp and makes light work of most things. I strongly recommend it for further review.
Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:23 PM
this opinel folder has worked well for me.