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The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws 4624

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The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« on: September 23, 2017, 09:11:15 AM »
To share your thoughts, knowledge, experiences, and pictures, of that marvelously capable tool, the woodsaw.



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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 09:26:24 AM »
Good idea with its own thread for the brilliant SAK wood saw.
It is always amazing how well she does her job with her small size.
When I go out into nature, I always have a Bushcrafter or Farmer with me.

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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 09:31:24 AM »
Good idea with its own thread for the brilliant SAK wood saw.
It is always amazing how well she does her job with her small size.
When I go out into nature, I always have a Bushcrafter or Farmer with me.

I never leave the house without one. It's my most used tool, after the main blade.
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 09:50:08 AM »

Hans
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2017, 10:29:31 AM »
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2017, 11:14:01 AM »


Ooh nice, what is that box your using? Does it have a grill that can go over the top like a hobo stove?
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2017, 11:29:01 AM »
Thanks! It's a Bushbox LF stainless, and yes with a grill.  :cheers:

Hans
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2017, 12:07:40 PM »
 :nothingtoadd:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!

Small knives can do what big knives do, just slower.

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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2017, 02:39:16 PM »
Great thread!  Most of my modest collection has the mighty saw, and since I live in the bush it gets put to use. 

Barry
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2017, 04:07:20 PM »
Great thread!  Most of my modest collection has the mighty saw, and since I live in a bush it gets put to use.

You live in a bush Baz?  :ahhh  :D

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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2017, 04:09:12 PM »
Hi,

I am SAW, and I approve this thread :tu:

 :salute:

SAW
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2017, 04:31:19 PM »
Hi,

I am SAW, and I approve this thread :tu:

 :salute:

For it's size the saw does an amazing job. It is a very handy tool to have.
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2017, 04:42:06 PM »
Hi,

I am SAW, and I approve this thread :tu:

 :salute:

For it's size the saw does an amazing job. It is a very handy tool to have.
Are you talking about sawman's "saw"?

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!

Small knives can do what big knives do, just slower.

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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2017, 06:19:17 PM »
Love the saw, got all mine out for a Photocall  :salute:


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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2017, 06:24:40 PM »
The saws on Swiss knives are excellent, but I rarely have need of them, so a lot of mine are without it.



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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2017, 06:57:39 PM »
How can you not like the saw! The saw bumps the SAK capabilities into the bigger knife capabilities.  It helps a little SAK do many task a larger fixed blade knife would normally be used for.

Jeep the SAK of the auto world or is it SAK the Jeep of the Knife world?
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2017, 07:12:41 PM »
.

Hilarious!

The quote is "Veni Vidi Vici!" (I came, I saw, I conquered!) It's good that I remembered something from my 5 years of Latin in my youth.

Jim
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2017, 07:34:57 PM »
For it's size the saw does an amazing job. It is a very handy tool to have.




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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2017, 07:39:12 PM »
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Hilarious!

The quote is "Veni Vidi Vici!" (I came, I saw, I conquered!) It's good that I remembered something from my 5 years of Latin in my youth.

Jim
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The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2017, 07:39:16 PM »
The SAK saw is incredible. I've used it for wood, PVC pipe, other plastics, and even dry wall (makes a mess of the saw. Shame on me!). The teeth are so sharp and aggressive that I find the SAK saw to be faster than most of my other hand saws. I'm fact it's so aggressive that it will nearly destroy the old '70's-style wood paneling (like found in mobile homes). I like to have a saw on all of my full sized SAKs


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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2017, 07:42:30 PM »
The SAK saw is incredible. I've used it for wood, PVC pipe, other plastics, and even dry wall (makes a mess of the saw. Shame on me!). The teeth are so sharp and aggressive that I find the SAK saw to be faster than most of my other hand saws. I like to have a saw on all of my full sized SAKs


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Same here. Disregarding anything below 84mm, almost all my SAKs have a saw, whereas there are only three with scissors.
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2017, 08:19:44 PM »
Even though I spend the bulk of my time, especially recently, in the "wilderness" of New York City, I rarely carry a SAK that doesn't have a saw. I've used it on wood, plastic, very hard rubber, and dense laminated cardboard. While it isn't an item I use everyday it has come in handy to scavenge wooden pieces from discarded furniture on the street for use in projects around my apartment. It has come in handy on a photo shoot where I improvised a tripod support out of discarded plywood. I built a product display stand using just a saw equipped SAK at a trade show. I've also used it at home a few times to trim some wood in confined spaces where a larger saw just wouldn't fit. Since its functionality can't really be replicated using a different tool I prefer to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. It is also one of the thinnest layers so doesn't add a lot of bulk and weight. The saw rocks!
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2017, 08:35:25 PM »
Some day I'll have a single layer alox, saw only SAK to accompany my Pioneer Solo. For now, one of these will do (Bushcrafter/Woodsman).
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2017, 10:18:46 PM »
People say they miss the woodsaw and scissors on the 84mm platform.

Buy a Delemont! It gives you both options for only 1mm more!
And to be honest... just got one today and I LOVE the Wenger scissors!

Buy now or regret later
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2017, 10:23:03 PM »
Glad I saw this thread. It almost begs for resharpening tips. Or do people replace or send in for service ?

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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2017, 10:30:08 PM »
Glad I saw this thread. It almost begs for resharpening tips. Or do people replace or send in for service ?

There was a thread on that recently. Might be in the General Tool Discussion forum  :think:



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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2017, 11:11:24 PM »
Even though I spend the bulk of my time, especially recently, in the "wilderness" of New York City, I rarely carry a SAK that doesn't have a saw. I've used it on wood, plastic, very hard rubber, and dense laminated cardboard. While it isn't an item I use everyday it has come in handy to scavenge wooden pieces from discarded furniture on the street for use in projects around my apartment. It has come in handy on a photo shoot where I improvised a tripod support out of discarded plywood. I built a product display stand using just a saw equipped SAK at a trade show. I've also used it at home a few times to trim some wood in confined spaces where a larger saw just wouldn't fit. Since its functionality can't really be replicated using a different tool I prefer to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. It is also one of the thinnest layers so doesn't add a lot of bulk and weight. The saw rocks!
Fantastic! You're a true sawman (a new title I just made up)!
It doesn't like the job, but it can saw through thin pieces of aluminum too.
Glad I saw this thread. It almost begs for resharpening tips. Or do people replace or send in for service ?
I just assumed I'd replace it (or the whole SAK). I wouldn't begin to know how to sharpen it, myself. That's definitely something I'd send in to Victorinox. Maybe someone around here know how to sharpen the saw?


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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2017, 11:37:52 PM »
Glad I saw this thread. It almost begs for resharpening tips. Or do people replace or send in for service ?

There was a thread on that recently. Might be in the General Tool Discussion forum  :think:

Found it, I never look at that section admittedly.

Glad I have the Huntsman saw. Recently I was prepping a section of my back yard for reseeding near a big maple tree. Some smaller tree roots were right at the surface. The small saw was the ticket for cutting so near the dirt. A long saw has it's place, but in this case it would be easy to snap the tip in close quarters.

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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2017, 12:01:19 AM »
 :facepalm: Autocorrect strikes again :facepalm: :facepalm: :rofl:

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