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#247048 - 06/14/12 02:09 AM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: Ronin]
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Yeah they are pretty pricey. The 170 mm pocketboy isn't bad, about $5 more than laplander, but bigger ones gets expensive quick.

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#247146 - 06/17/12 03:40 AM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: Phaedrus]
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Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
I have . . . a yellow Bigboy (360mm blade w/XL teeth).

I noticed in the specs that Silky's yellow Bigboy has a curved blade (a big deal - faster, more aggressive than a straight blade) and is rated as having a cutting capacity of 7.1 inches. Sweet.

From my own personal experience, Silky is ultra-conservative in its ratings of cut capacities. A 7.1 inch official rating probably translates to being able to cut a 10 inch limb or tree that comes crashing into my living room during a hurricane, at least that's the way I look at it. I'll take two.

For what it's worth, I understand that Silky's new Genki-Temagari 500 has taken over (from Silky's Katanaboy) as the ruling "faster than any hand saw ever created". It's not a folder but has progressively larger teeth and what looks like four rows of them. Scary stuff.

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#247149 - 06/17/12 05:27 AM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: Ronin]
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I absolutely agree, GradyT34. The actual cutting portion is 13.5" exactly and it curves slightly. It will cut much bigger logs than 7.1". I'm not sure how large you'd want to try but it's a great cutter.
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#247185 - 06/18/12 03:01 AM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: Ronin]
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Below are the official "cut capacities" (ratings) for some of the more common Silky folders:

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Official Rating
PocketBoy . . . 130mm - 5.1" blade . . 2.6 inch tree
PocketBoy . . . 170mm - 6.7" blade . . 3.4 inch tree
F180 . . . . . . . 180mm - 7.1" blade . . 3.6 inch tree
Super Accel 21 210mm - 8.3" blade . . 4.2 inch tree
Oyakata. . . . . 270mm - 10.6" blade . 5.3 inch tree
Gomboy. . . . . 300mm - 11.8" blade . 5.9 inch tree
BigBoy (yellow) 360mm - 14.2" blade . 7.1 inch tree
Katanaboy . . . 500mm - 19.7" blade . 9.9 inch tree

My notes:
The Super Accel 21 is lightweight and about the largest that will fit comfortably in my backpack - but still usually take the 170mm PocketBoy. I plan to replace the Super Accel 21 that I keep in my truck with the Bigboy that I just ordered.
The Oyakata is only available with medium teeth (good for cutting dry wood).
The Bigboy 360 with extra large teeth is the only Silky folder with a curved blade.


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#247187 - 06/18/12 03:08 AM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: GradyT34]
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Is the cut capacity measured in circumference or diameter? There is a big difference between the two.
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#247188 - 06/18/12 03:15 AM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: Ronin]
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Looks like diameter, which is consistent with the usual rules of 50% of the saw length. Obviously you can cut thicker, but it won't be efficient as the shavings will load up the teeth before being cleared.

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#247191 - 06/18/12 03:29 AM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: jzmtl]
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Originally Posted By: jzmtl
Looks like diameter, which is consistent with the usual rules of 50% of the saw length. Obviously you can cut thicker, but it won't be efficient as the shavings will load up the teeth before being cleared.


Are you sure about that? A 9.9" diameter tree calculates to about a 31" circumference if my math is correct. That would make for quite a cutting task for a 19" blade.
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#247192 - 06/18/12 03:32 AM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: Teslinhiker]
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Originally Posted By: Teslinhiker
Is the cut capacity measured in circumference or diameter? There is a big difference between the two.


Silky's cut capacity is the diameter of the tree.

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#247193 - 06/18/12 03:41 AM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: GradyT34]
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Originally Posted By: GradyT34
Originally Posted By: Teslinhiker
Is the cut capacity measured in circumference or diameter? There is a big difference between the two.


Silky's cut capacity is the diameter of the tree.


For comparison sakes, most (round) dinner plates are 9-10" in diameter which gives a 28-31" circumference. I would not want to be cutting a log that big with a 19" saw...
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#247194 - 06/18/12 03:44 AM Re: Bahco Laplander Saw [Re: Teslinhiker]
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Originally Posted By: Teslinhiker
Are you sure about that? A 9.9" diameter tree calculates to about about a 31" circumference if my math is correct. That would make for quite a cutting task for a 19" blade.


Yes, I'm positive that were talking about a 9.9" tree diamater in regard to the Silky rating.

Agree that 3.1416 = about 31.1"/9.9".

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