Friday, February 10, 2012

Review: Silky Pocketboy 130mm

The search has ended for the perfect hand saw.  The Silky Pocketboy 130mm is FANTASTIC.  Words can’t describe how great this saw is.  It’s a folding style saw with 2 locking positions.  The first position is for regular top cutting and the second position is for cutting from underneath.  The Pocketboy pictured below has a 5” blade (130mm), is 11.42” when opened, and is 6.70” when closed.  The metal is an SK4 High Carbon Steel which makes the saw weigh in at .35lbs without the plastic sheath and .50lbs with the sheath.  It’s available in 4 blade configurations, which is shown by the color of the handle.  The red handle has large teeth, black handle has medium teeth, yellow has fine teeth, and purple has extra fine teeth.  An added bonus is that it has a lifetime warranty.  I love lifetime warranties!!

Now that everyone is aware of the specs let’s get to the good stuff, which is how it performed.  I have a lot of trees and branches down in my yard from the recent storms and used this saw, and only this saw, to cut them up to make a burning pile.  I cut anything from a twig all the way up to a 5” thick branch with no issues at all.  The saw didn’t care what size or type of wood I put it through, it cut it all.  It’s a back pull saw, meaning that it only cuts on the backstroke.  You’d think it would be a little slower but it only took seconds to cut through the larger branches.  After using this for an afternoon it’s in my top 5 tools that I need to have when I go out in the woods.  If you spend anytime outdoors you should buy this saw.  If you want to purchase the saw you can find it on Amazon or www.silkysaws.com

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