I made a separate thread for this as it’s not specific to the rangerwood, but the saw in the 130mm frame and how it holds up against the 111mm frame saw.
The SAKs in used in this comparison is the 130mm Rangerwood 55 and the 111mm Soldier.
DISCLAIMER: this test was done on dead and fallen branches and trees. No living trees were harmed in this test / comparison.
To make it as consistent as possible, I tested both SAKs on the same branch / tree.
But anyway; I’m going to keep this as concise and straightforward as possible, since let’s be honest, no one wants to read a novel, we just want to hear the results.
So I’m going to get straight into it!..
My first test was on a 3 finger thick branch. I didn’t take any other pictures than the one below, because I didn’t really notice any significant difference between the two on this thickness of branch.
So I decided to really step up the game and test them on a small fallen tree, the tree was around the thickness of my hand.
The 111mm started out good, but once I got midway through it started to struggle.
Also set to an extend where it got stuck.
But I it make it through eventually, and by this time my hand was pretty tired as well.
The 130mm on the other hand made it through with a lot more ease and in half the time it took the 111mm.
When I made it around half way through I didn’t notice it struggling as much as the 111mm did at all.
This is really there the extra length and weight of the 130mm stood out from the 111mm.
So what to conclude from this?
For the type of branches one would use for walking sticks, wood for starting a fire, throwing stick for your dog, etc. - I didn’t really notice much of a difference, there was a little in favor of the 130mm but nothing to praise the 130mm over the 111mm saw for.
But for the kind of stuff one would use for building shelter, maybe a small bridge, supporting structure or a large fire. - Thats where I really noticed a difference between the 130mm and 111mm saw. The larger 130mm saw took a lot less effort and time to make its way through the same small tree as the 111mm saw did.
Hope this was helpful to anyone who’s either in the market for a larger SAK and unsure if they should choose a 111mm or 130mm, or anyone who has either a 111mm and wondering if they should buy a 130mm too or visa versa.
Thanks for reading
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