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Old 04-30-2012, 05:28 PM   #16
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svensaw. I bought a wyoming saw ($$) that comes apart in a small case, and it sucks.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:28 PM   #17
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:08 PM   #18
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I carry a sawvivor http://cspoutdoors.com/trsasaw.html, and a Gransfors Bruks Mini Belt Hatchet http://www.amazon.com/Gransfors-Bruk.../dp/B004055NPI .
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:25 PM   #19
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+1 on the sven saw, plus i use it to prop up the bike for lubing the chain, tire repair, etc. the hollow handle of the sven slips over the handles of a small titanium griddle, small hinged grill, and can add leverage to tools.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:15 PM   #20
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I also carry the Lee Valley Buck Saw. I wanted something that is light and packs up small but able to tackle good sized downed trees. The Lee Valley all packs up inside the longer metal tube just like the Sven. I chose it over the Sven because the buck saw shape gives you more depth (saw larger logs) for the same length blade compared to the A-frame Sven. Both work great and go through wood fast.

If you are a wood worker don't go the Lee Valley website unless you have a few hours to spend. They have way too many fine hand tools.

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Old 08-20-2012, 07:02 PM   #21
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I mounted my 68cc Husky to the back of my bike for some serious trail clearing.





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Old 08-20-2012, 09:21 PM   #22
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Yeh------the SVEN saw for me----------I'll never go camping again without it-------------it is much lighter----much less bulky---easier to pack-----and 10 times easier to use than an axe for making a campfire.

No negatives on the sven saw. I meant to order the shorter version for the bike----but mistakenly ordered the longer one and am glad I did. The longer stroke cuts a bigger log faster.

My opinions come from light packing on a motorcycle. I've even packed it camping on my bicycle.

Great idea FTB with the inner tube----I was working on a something to protect the sharp ends---but you did it for me------got lots of old tubes laying around the sickle shed.

BigDog


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Old 09-17-2012, 06:14 PM   #23
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:34 PM   #24
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I've got the gerber gator machete which has a saw on the back side. I'd like it IF if had finer teeth!

I've found here in the rain forest that most saws teeth are too course - i.e. saws that worked great on logs in Washington or Colorado don't really work in Malaysia on the denser/harder word we have. Our biggest issue is bamboo which also works better with a saw with more teeth per inch.



Often here in a situation like the above you'll find the following week they've all dropped to 3' above the trail and there are a 100 4" diameter bamboo trees to cut.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:58 AM   #25
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If you're looking for a small saw for post ride campfire and some suds, +1 for the Sven saw.

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Old 09-22-2012, 07:08 AM   #26
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I often use a Stanley FatMax 15"/380mm carpenters handsaw. It outperforms most handsaws I have tried. I slide it under my tailbag. It is a little heavier but worth it. I tried a Fiskars retractable 8" saw , it was useless. No set on the teeth, couldn't cut through a 2" stick!!! I returned it. They are inexpensive and no assembley. Should be at most hardware stores



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