Tried and True
I've used these saws for years for cutting firewood, cutting trail, cutting bone on game animals, light carpentry, pruning around the yard, etc. They are awesome. Sharp, lightweight. Can carry in pants cargo pocket or side pocket. Cons include that they dont last forever and are esentially disposable so get a replacement blade or 2. They only cut on the pull stroke and if they bind on the push stroke the blade can bend or break. They will cut the [*] out of you if you are not careful.Cons not withstanding this is the best little saw for the $.
Surprisingly effective tool
• Used for gathering firewood, clearing campsite
• Takes care of vines and brambles as easily as pruning shears
• Cuts soft wood (i.e. pine) easily; hardwood requires more elbow grease
• Handles thicker logs/branches than expected, but get the larger size for anything over 5" diameter
• Light and compact, but too big for backpacking
• Blade locks firmly when extended but not when folded, so could damage items it is packed with if not secured w/ rubber band or string
such long teeth you have!
When I opened the saw, it surprised me that the teeth were so big. I used this for a home-project - shortening a wooden rod, and it cut fast, but not very pretty, and it was a bit hard to get the groove started in one place.
Great for camping and the odd branch, if it doesn't have to be pretty, but I do not recommend it for neat, smooth cuts (like in tree-pruning or home projects.)
Good for light work
I used it for sawing some firewood to test it out and it held up pretty well. I would suggest it for light camping or garden use. If your next saw purchase is something you're going to be using a lot, a bow saw may provide better comfort and reliability.
Got this as a pack stuffer gift. I've owned these saws for years. Even though the handle is plastic, it is tough. The blade cuts through 2" - 4" branches with surprising ease.
Works, but not for long
It is great for a cheap saw, at first it will do its job much better than a hatchet would. But after several cuts the blade becomes weak and dull.
Best folding saw I have ever found
I first met this product on an Alaskan moose hunt in 1982. I have never been without one since.
Very good lightweight saw