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  1. Expat

    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

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    Everyone’s got their own little niche within bushcraft that they like to practice. Some are fire gods, some like building furniture out of twigs. My particular bushcraft specialty is watching the videos of this stuff from my couch.

    during many of these videos, the leather and waxed cotton clad hero will whip out a folding pocket saw and proceed to cut down a giant redwood with something slightly bigger than a Buck was 110, and proceed to build a Viking longhouse suitable for 59 people in an afternoon.

    what are some of the good saws that fold up?
     
  2. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Moderator of the Century Staff Member

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    I have a Bahco Laplander that has many miles on it and still going strong. I have a larger Fiskars one that is for odd pruning jobs that don't warrant me removing my Stihl from the rainbow print @Jeff Randall memorial saw bag. It's fine but for me a bit long to stick in my pack/pocket.
     
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    Still use my late 1980s Wyoming saw. The small 11 inch one. Granted I only use the bone saw 99% of the time, but the wood blade is in the pouch if I need it.
     
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    I also use a Bahco Laplander, seems to cut through everything with minimal effort. However, I saw that Corona recently changed the design of their folding saw so that all the teeth are hidden in the handle while folded. Price went up as well, but you can buy it directly from their website cheaper and with free shipping. Might give that one a go.
     
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    I like the silky big boy saw. Carry an extra blade just in case.
     
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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    You should do the same with an ESEE knife. Always carry an extra blade since those things tend to break.
     
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    Always.
     
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    I have a Wyoming saw under the seat of the Xterra and have begun carrying a Fiskars 20" bow saw. Soon I think I'll be making the move to the Milwaukee M18 16" Chainsaw. Little awkward in the pocket but not much more than a 6....
     
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    I’ve tried a half a dozen at least. All have pros and cons. I always go back to the Bahco. Most all work for basic stuff. I like the thicker blade on the bahco compared to others. I tend to bend the tip otherwise.
     
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    I don't like to saw.
     
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    Unless it’s with this. 767F43B6-7A0F-4094-8986-BDA89807BAE8.jpeg
     
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    I know it's more efficient in some cases, but it's about my last choice for cutting wood and that's normally because I want a precise cut.
     
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    Im sold on the silky saws after using a buddy’s why hiking and geocaching in Colorado a few weeks back.
     
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    pretty happy with my Corona 10" folder and 15" d-handle
     
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    I am not sure that a handsaw is actually more efficient for most tasks (once you have removed the chainsaw from it's case, fulled and oiled it and started the bitch up) ......but it's fun......

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    I've got one EXACTLY like that. Takes all day long to saw down just one tree!!! Also, what do you mean by "start it up"?????
     
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    I think they mean something like this?
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    ...... I know right. It seems as you work it back and forward that the teeth have no bite.

    ..... yep..... that first moment it fires really does set your teeth on edge.
     
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    He's john Holmes ing it backwards, That's tough to look at.
     
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