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Fot
01-04-2013, 4:42 PM
Looking to shave some pounds from the BOB/INCH bag and want to swap the hatchet for a good folding saw. I don't want to spend a ton of money, but I also don't want junk.Any good recommendations?

ElvenSoul
01-04-2013, 6:08 PM
Opinel #12 Pocket Saw

jonnyt16
01-04-2013, 6:20 PM
I recommend the Kershaw folding saw. I used to use a standard folding saw that you get from gardening/hardware stores but the Kershaw blows those away both in terms of sharpness of the teeth and ease of cutting. I like how it locks like a knife instead of tightening a wingnut. The Kershaw is also much lighter too. Can't remember how much I paid for it but I*know it wasn't much, around 20 dollars perhaps.

http://survivalattitude.com/home/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/Kershaw_Folding__4b29a91507e10.jpg

I also found this video review of it here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3HpcH3Amh8

omnitravis
01-04-2013, 6:23 PM
http://www.outdoorgearbarn.com/images/product/large/68042.jpg
http://www.outdoorgearbarn.com/p-16743-wyo-wssp-wyoming-saw.aspx?gclid=CIPTye-T0LQCFRCCQgodEkoA6w#.UOeN_Hfn8zY
I have one. It breaks down nicely and all its into that leather case it comes with. doesnt fold though.
"Wyoming Stainless Steel Saw With Wood & Bone Blades The Wyoming Saw comes with wood and bone blades that permits cutting either on the push or pull stroke. Features a stainless steel frame and die cast aluminum handle and a finger guard that prevents bruised knuckles. Can be assembled in seconds. When in the leather case kit weighs just 18 oz. Can also be worn on a belt or carried in a backpack."

wjc
01-04-2013, 7:33 PM
+1 for the Wyoming saw.

I use one for hunting.

Jeepergeo
01-06-2013, 9:50 AM
These Corona saws are rugged and cut fast, and are pretty affordable. Check Lowes or Amazon for good prices.

http://coronatoolsusa.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/435x/6dab9065962744e434a81818014b5f11/q/s/qs-7800.jpg

CSACANNONEER
01-06-2013, 9:55 AM
I have a Gerber that I've used, along with a machette, to cut miles of trail through dense brush. It works well and is light weight.

sleung
01-06-2013, 12:42 PM
I am trying to decide between these 2,
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000LW1Q1E/ref=ox_sc_sfl_image_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A27BUQSY3E84IP
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002J900EQ/ref=ox_sc_sfl_image_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AYNF8J8N43NHE

frigginchi
01-06-2013, 3:12 PM
http://www.tyvekcoveralls.com/treesaw2.html
http://node1.ecogeek-cdn.net/ecogeek/images/stories/handpoweredchainsaw.jpg

Gtown
01-06-2013, 3:49 PM
http://www.svensaw.com/

I've had one of these for almost 40 years and still sharp as ever

george tirebiter
01-06-2013, 5:02 PM
Bahco Laplander hands down!

TheChief
01-06-2013, 6:59 PM
I am trying to decide between these 2,
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000LW1Q1E/ref=ox_sc_sfl_image_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A27BUQSY3E84IP
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002J900EQ/ref=ox_sc_sfl_image_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AYNF8J8N43NHE

I have both. Used the Sven saw since the boy scouts. Once I got my hands on the Trail Blazer a number of years ago I never went back.

It has a deep cutting ability allowing you to cut larger logs, it doesn't tear up the inside of your pack as much, and its easier on the hands (for me at least)

jonnyt16
01-06-2013, 7:14 PM
Bahco Laplander hands down!
I wonder if Bahco makes the folding saw for Kershaw because they look exactly the same.

george tirebiter
01-07-2013, 8:33 AM
I wonder if Bahco makes the folding saw for Kershaw because they look exactly the same.


The body looks the same the teeth look different though. The bahco cuts on both push and pull very well.

yelohamr
01-07-2013, 12:25 PM
I got a Black & Decker folding saw at Big Lots, this morning for $8.00. It locks open and locks shut.

I just tried it on a dead palm tree limb and it went through it with no problem.

Jel
01-07-2013, 4:04 PM
Fiskars has a decent one as well, similar in design to the Kershaw.

abesh
01-07-2013, 5:01 PM
Fiskars has a decent one as well, similar in design to the Kershaw.


Not sure it this it the one, but for under $10 it looks like a good deal.

http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/87476/sears.com-fiskars-bypass-pruner-folding-saw-set

Tanner68
01-07-2013, 10:09 PM
http://www.svensaw.com/

I've had one of these for almost 40 years and still sharp as ever

+1, Sven saw has a super track record.

Jel
01-07-2013, 10:33 PM
Not sure it this it the one, but for under $10 it looks like a good deal.

http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/87476/sears.com-fiskars-bypass-pruner-folding-saw-set

Looks like it AND you get the shears to boot? Nice. Lifetime warranty as well.

BTW, don't buy the Coleman equivalent. It will let you down after only 1 season of camping.

EmptySkuLL
01-09-2013, 12:27 AM
+1 on the Bahco Laplander

(Bahco makes the Kershaw one as well, FYI Bahco is Snap-On Europe).

The laplander (& Kershaw) blades are replaceable.

Fot
01-12-2013, 6:16 PM
Think I am gonna grab a "Wyoming saw and a Fiskars , see which one I like better. Thanks for all the ideas guys.

sdkevin
01-19-2013, 12:08 PM
+ a bunch on Sven, the design warrants a good splint also.

101st Airborne
01-19-2013, 4:53 PM
I have the SOG revolver + a cable saw in my BOB

http://img1.targetimg1.com/wcsstore/TargetSAS//img/p/11/56/11560026_120922230000.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41fXXhb%2B1ML._SL500_AA300_.jpg