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#1 Ephie

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:14 AM

Does anyone out there use a folding saw and have an opinion as to which to purchase?

I have never owned one but am looking to buy one.

I have read and watched very good reviews of the Bahco Laplander folding saw and so was leaning towards that. 

https://www.amazon.c...der folding saw

I was just curious if anyone had any thoughts.

Thanks.



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 04:50 PM

Bacho is my go to little folder. I think I have 4 of them. One is always in the truck, and one is always in the 72 hour bag. Light, tough and sharp.



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Posted 21 October 2017 - 02:41 PM

Thanks Coldwater, that sounds like a ringing endorsement.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:26 PM

I am now debating between the Bacho Laplander and, after reading some good reviews, the Silky Big Boy.  The big Boy is a bit larger and costlier.

 

https://www.amazon.c...s=silky big boy



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:11 PM

Used my Bacho on Saturday to cut down our Christmas tree again this year. Fresh sappy pine and sliced through it like butter.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:31 AM

That's great firsthand insight coldwater.  One of the great smells is fresh cut pine.  How do you clean sap off your blade?  Do you treat your blade in anyway?

I think I am going to start with the Bacho, the size will also allow my young son try his hand at it on smaller limbs.

Depending on how much wood processing I do on my property perhaps someday I'll get the Big Boy as well.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:38 PM

The Bacho has a black coating on it that pretty much cleans itself. I just hit it off with a rag real quick and stuck it back in my bag.



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:31 AM

The Bacho has a black coating on it that pretty much cleans itself. I just hit it off with a rag real quick and stuck it back in my bag.

Good to know, I ordered mine yesterday.



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Posted 14 December 2017 - 01:47 PM

So, I received my Bacho Laplander yesterday and it will not lock into place when opened.
A quick internet search revealed that this apparently has happened with others. I am not sure if anyone here has experienced this.
I found a YouTube video with a guy demonstrating a quick fix, I guess I'll give it a try.


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:41 PM

I have 2, never had a problem.



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Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:02 PM

In the end I did not need to take it apart. I worked it up and down a couple of times and it began to catch.
I’m looking forward to trying out this weekend on some downed trees on my property.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:24 PM

Thanks for your recommendation of the Bacho Laplander coldwater. I have been using it the past two days and have really been enjoying it. It does a great job cutting through wood, plus it is small and light enough that my 8 year old was able to use it, which he enjoyed doing. I needed to cut some firewood down to size for a wood stove and am awaiting delivery of an axe, the Bacho came in very handy for that.
The price point and the effectiveness of the cutting blade make it a no brainer.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 07:22 PM

I'm glad you like it. I agree, the size and weight make it an easy back pocket carry and easy to stow in a go bag. It won't take the place of a big saw, but for it's intended purpose, which is a limb cutter and pack saw, I find it excels at doing those tasks. 



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 11:03 AM

Yes, i have zero experience with saws, but I was impressed at how quickly it worked its way through wood.  I was cutting beech and oak with it.



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Posted 26 December 2017 - 09:45 AM

Despite you having already bought a saw, this was a good video of explaining the two:

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=BoYINjpz2Ao

Cut test at end

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 10:26 AM

Thanks KlaudeMarks.  I recently watched this one as well,

which I found interesting because of the discussion of bow saws, which I had no familiarity with until I started reading the book you and I have discussed elsewhere on the forum, Norwegian Wood by Larrs Mytting.

I actually received the Silky Big Boy for Christmas so I will be able to do a comparison.  






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