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#104598 - 09/04/07 07:01 PM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: raydarkhorse]
aloha Offline
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Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 1054
Loc: Hawaii, USA
Aloha raydarkhorse,

Can you post some pictures? I would like to check it out.

Thanks.
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#246754 - 06/08/12 09:47 AM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: Ronin]
TrailDemon Offline
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Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 43
Loc: BC, CANADA
i'm looking for a source for this saw. i looked at mec, but apparently it turned out to be a cheap chinese ripoff saw.

i looked into tools plus, but the shipping to canada is more than the saw! frown

anyone know where i can get a bahco in canada?
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#246759 - 06/08/12 03:28 PM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: TrailDemon]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2937
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted By: TrailDemon
i'm looking for a source for this saw. i looked at mec, but apparently it turned out to be a cheap chinese ripoff saw.


I doubt that. MEC is a credible outfit.

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#246783 - 06/08/12 07:54 PM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: TrailDemon]
Frozen Offline
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Registered: 01/07/05
Posts: 86
MEC carries more than one folding saw, including the Bahco Laplander. Just be careful which one you look at.
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#246787 - 06/08/12 09:36 PM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: Ronin]
jzmtl Offline
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Registered: 03/18/10
Posts: 530
Loc: Montreal Canada
Bump a 5 year old thread? If you just searched "bahco laplander canada" you would find what you are looking for in 10 seconds.

Did you look at the one next to your "knock off", or did you see some other brand and just assumed any folding saw not by bahco is knock off?

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#246881 - 06/11/12 03:59 AM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: TrailDemon]
Teslinhiker Offline
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Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 1413
Loc: Cranbrook BC (Finally)
Originally Posted By: TrailDemon
i'm looking for a source for this saw. i looked at mec, but apparently it turned out to be a cheap chinese ripoff saw.
i looked into tools plus, but the shipping to canada is more than the saw! frown

anyone know where i can get a bahco in canada?


If you go the MEC website, it clearly shows that their Bahco saw is made in Sweden.

Bahco Laplander Folding Saw

Product Number: 4009-407

Made in Sweden

Weight: 180g
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#247000 - 06/13/12 03:10 AM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: Ronin]
GradyT34 Offline
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Registered: 02/14/09
Posts: 118
There's another folding saw that, as far as cutting speed and effort, some think (including me) is in a league of its own. It's the Silky Pocketboy. It's available in both 5" and 7" versions and I use the 7" version. The bad news is that the Japanese made Silkys are more expensive than the Swedish made Laplanders.

Silky makes several different interchangeable blades for the Pocketboys. I use the course (large tooth) blade the most. That blade is optimised for cutting green wood but I found it is the best general purpose blade. When I'm backpacking, I generally carry two blades – the course general use blade and either the hard wood blade or the dry wood blade (depending on the conditions). My wife has her own 5" Pocketboy. It has a blade that Silky designed just for cutting bamboo and she uses it in our bamboo garden.

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#247006 - 06/13/12 04:40 AM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: Ronin]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2937
Loc: Alberta, Canada
I have heard about Silkys, but have never had the opportunity to try one. Gotta put that on my to-do list.

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#247007 - 06/13/12 05:24 AM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: Ronin]
Phaedrus Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2841
Loc: Big Sky Country
The Bahco is good but the Silky's are in a whole 'nuther league. I have two, a red Pocketboy (LG teeth) and a yellow Bigboy (360mm blade w/XL teeth). They're very thin and only saw on the pull stroke, pretty much preventing kinking/bending of the blade. The largest Silky saw, the Katanaboy, actually can rival a chainsaw for speed. I love my Silky saws!
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#247017 - 06/13/12 02:00 PM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: Ronin]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3478
Loc: USA
Darn you for giving me another thing to covet!

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