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Folding Saw

tmattson

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Debating on the 130 or 170. Does the little extra blade length make enough of a difference to give up the compactness of the 130?
 

Kayl

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I would go with the 130 unless you want it to do double duty for camping/backpacking.
 

sdonx

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I just ordered a 130 based on you guys. I have been struggling to find the perfect saw.
 

five

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I have had good luck with the Felco F-600 Classic:

And for pruners, very good luck with the Okatsune 101 Pruner:

(Well except for the time I was cutting briars and tried to cut a chain link fence. But even though it chipped the blade, I've contained using it.)
 

Pooh

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I used a cheapo Colman or Gerber for 5 or 6 years prior to this year. I ordered a Silky pocketboy mid summer and was blown away at how fast that little blade cuts
 

JamieB

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would you recommend medium tooth or large tooth for general hunting purposes? I also noticed they offer a straight or a curved blade
 

raisins

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would you recommend medium tooth or large tooth for general hunting purposes? I also noticed they offer a straight or a curved blade
i don't have a silky....but i've found that finer teeth don't cut as quickly but they are quieter.....maybe someone can chime in....i was looking at silkys and was thinking medium as a balance
 

drew13

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would you recommend medium tooth or large tooth for general hunting purposes? I also noticed they offer a straight or a curved blade
I have large tooth on my silky. Cuts fast. Happy with it.
 

mtsrunner

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would you recommend medium tooth or large tooth for general hunting purposes? I also noticed they offer a straight or a curved blade
Large (red) because it cuts faster than medium (black)
 

woodsdog2

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There is a lot of grape farming where I live and they use pruners and saws for vine work constantly. A lot of the grape farmers here use a Felco and my pruner is a decades old, anvil jawed heavy duty beast that I prefer over the saw up to about 3/4" limbs as its quieter than the saw. As far as saws go though, the Felco is excellent. This one is a 600-3.
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mtsrunner

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There is a lot of grape farming where I live and they use pruners and saws for vine work constantly. A lot of the grape farmers here use a Felco and my pruner is a decades old, anvil jawed heavy duty beast that I prefer over the saw up to about 3/4" limbs as its quieter than the saw. As far as saws go though, the Felco is excellent. This one is a 600-3.
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Man, hold on to those pruners. I can’t find a well made pruner anymore. Yours look like some I had 30 years ago, but lost them.
 

JC3

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I second the Felco's., I use their pruning shears, loppers and saws.
The nice thing is they all have replaceable blades.
Felco is commercial quality, so I don't think weight is their top priority.
 
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