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#145067 - 08/21/08 03:14 AM Re: BOB / survival saw [Re: Matt_Miller]
BobS Offline
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Registered: 02/08/08
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Loc: Toledo Ohio
Then evil people on that pocket chainsaw web page, they cut down a live tree.


But other then that it looks like a nice saw.

But no price on the web page. what's the price?
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#145068 - 08/21/08 03:18 AM Re: BOB / survival saw [Re: epirider]
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Registered: 01/08/04
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Doug has a review of the pocket chainsaws at Saws and Axes

And Old Milwaukee the makers of the Sawzall have their own handle at Sawzall handle

I have the old style handle and a pocket chainsaw and they both work. Not as easy as the power models but a whole lot lighter and easier to carry.

With the Sawzall or saber saw blades you can make a handle. Take an appropriately sized stick. Split about 1 inch into one end. Insert blade and wrap tightly with cordage. No it won't work as well as a real handle. But it'll do in a pinch.


Edited by Raspy (08/21/08 03:45 AM)
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#145072 - 08/21/08 03:48 AM Re: BOB / survival saw [Re: Raspy]
BobS Offline
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Thatís a good article on saws & axes.
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#145077 - 08/21/08 04:12 AM Re: BOB / survival saw [Re: epirider]
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Registered: 04/09/06
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Loc: Richardson, TX
I do carry recip blades in my kit. I have a heavy duty demolition blade, but I also carry Skil's "The Ugly" wood blade. This is a really aggressive pruning blade, and goes through green wood quite easily. I experimented with it when pruning trees & brush around the house.

I also have a skeletal handle that came from Lowes as part of a 3 blade set. It's cheezy, but really, really light weight and takes very little space. Not incredibly reliable, but with the Skil blade, took no real pressure from wood cutting. They don't seem to sell that version any more, darn it.
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#145079 - 08/21/08 04:18 AM Re: BOB / survival saw [Re: beadles]
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Ah, I knew I did a writeup on this. The saw blades & handle are shown in the "Main Pocket" group. The other blade is an abrasive edge blade.

http://forums.equipped.org/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showthreaded&Number=81795
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#145083 - 08/21/08 04:30 AM Re: BOB / survival saw [Re: BobS]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2580
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Fair comments above; sawzall-type blades are slow cutters, but they do cut through most everything. When you're facing an unknown task, that is of value.

If I was expecting wood cutting, or other soft materials, I'd choose a bow saw or folding saw (pull-cut) blade. In fact, I often save weight in the bush by packing a smaller knife and a folding (wood) saw blade without its heavy handle. Wearing gloves, I can take down a six-inch tree faster than most guys with an axe.

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#145177 - 08/21/08 05:40 PM Re: BOB / survival saw [Re: epirider]
Stu Offline
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Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
I like the ole Sven saw. I've been using them for the better part of 20 years, and never had a complaint.

Sven Saw
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#145192 - 08/21/08 07:50 PM Re: BOB / survival saw [Re: Stu]
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"...I've been using them for the better part of 20 years, and never had a complaint..."

Yup...
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#145193 - 08/21/08 07:59 PM Re: BOB / survival saw [Re: OldBaldGuy]
CityBoyGoneCountry Offline
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Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 369
Call me crazy, but I would rather have a hatchet. Why, you ask? Because opposite the chopping edge I have a suitable hammer for pounding in tent stakes.

I do have a saw. It's just some cheapy that I got at Walmart. But my hatchet is my go-to tool for anything to tough for my knife.

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#145199 - 08/21/08 08:11 PM Re: BOB / survival saw [Re: CityBoyGoneCountry]
Rodion Offline
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Registered: 04/29/08
Posts: 285
Loc: Israel
For me, a combination of a SAK saw (for small tasks) and a pocket "chain saw" (for slightly less small tasks) is the way to go. Both Wenger and Victorinox saws do the job well, but I can only vouch for Ultimate Survival's Sabercut in the chain saw department: I have one and it's very well built. Seems like adding more teeth would significantly increase gripping. Note: ditch the included sheath - the whole thing fits in a cellphone pouch.
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