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#1 Batakali

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 12:26 AM

Okay,so as I said in another post I snapped my saw while harvesting a lovely root ball. Now I need some opinions on a good (preferably) folding saw to use for harvesting.

#2 RandyL476

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 01:11 AM

Bought me one today off eBay for about $20 it does not fold but I had one just like it and I lost it last summer the name is camco saw they have them on amazon to.

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#3 Rodney

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 01:11 PM

No suggestions but I'll be watching with interest.  I've been getting by with a small hand saw, not even a pruning saw.  It works but isn't as efficient as a tool designed for the job.

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 02:22 PM

You can pick one up at wilkos for about £6 I have had one from them for years



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:08 AM

These saws are excellent on green timber and dry as well. Coughlans folding saw. Light weight I have several and have put some through hell cutting hundreds of pieces of wood with them. They can be found for $10-15 here in Canada and prob cheaper elsewhere. Stuff them in a pack or your back pocket and off you go into the woods foraging.

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 01:59 PM

I just use a pair if heavy duty loppers .There supposed to cut up to 2 inches thick but you pushing it at 1.5 inches

There okay for me I usually cut hazel around 1inch .Certainly a quicker way  of cutting shanks


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#7 MJC4

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:23 AM

I have the same type saw as Sean, mine is made by Fiskars, it came with two blades and a sheath. I wear it on my belt whenever the wife and I are in the woods. 


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 11:39 AM

I got a cheapo folding one ( $7-8 as I recall) at Harbor Freight a few weeks ago because I couldn't find my Fiskars version. Works ok (harvested about a dozen blanks when I was on vacation back in January) but I did notice the plastic at the joint had whitened (from its original red) due to stress.

I used to use a bow saw but bought the Fiskars because I got tired of the bow part catching on things.


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#9 Rodney

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 02:29 PM

I use loppers and my hand pruners a lot.  The saw only comes out for the cuts that are too big for the loppers.  Still, it's better to have one with me.

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