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Help me make my mind up! 523

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Help me make my mind up!
« on: November 12, 2021, 08:58:27 PM »
So I have all the bits in a pot that I need to make a full Swiss champ and I’m tempted to just go that way. They are largely vintage parts and I do just like a Swiss Champ - who doesn’t! However! I have also fancied making a combo with only my favourite tools in it for some time. I have dry fitted one and it is feeling pretty good - especially as I have a lovely clip point blade from a gardening knife that goes in it nicely. Much more pocket friendly of course too.

Really it should be a wood saw in this build as that is my favourite of the two but I just can’t ignore the fact you get so much more from the metal saw/file and at a push it will still cut wood too. ;0)

So question is simply:

Swiss Champ or
Favourites?


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Sr. Member Posts: 255
Re: Help me make my mind up!
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2021, 10:45:47 PM »
In my experience you can put both saws side by side without a liner, so you could have both with very little additional thickness.
Full Member Posts: 207 Galaxy-hopping garbage-man
Re: Help me make my mind up!
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2021, 04:24:29 AM »
As a woodworker myself, I use the saw for sawing but still need the file for smoothing the cut, chamfering and bevelling edges... I also saw through 2" thick wood quite often, which would take all day using just the metal saw.
Make a Fave-Champ, but include wood and metal saws, as you seem to see a need for both.
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Re: Help me make my mind up!
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2021, 05:14:37 AM »
Favorites…or with both saws as the others suggest.  :dunno:

But I generally agree about choosing the metal saw. As I’ve cut wood with those in a pinch…but not the other way ‘round.

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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 71,215
Re: Help me make my mind up!
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2021, 02:44:02 PM »
I love both the file and the wood saw :cheers: I love having a file on me more than a wood saw though as I have found much more uses for it over the years :salute:

The Vic wood saw is so thin though and if you like to use it at all then you might as well add it, this may help you to carry this mod more :think: :tu:

Nice toolset either way :like:
Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 34,090
Re: Help me make my mind up!
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2021, 04:15:08 PM »
I'd go with favourites as well.  As the others have said slipping in an extra saw shouldn't add much to the size.  There's definitely something nice about keeping things compact  though.  :hatsoff:

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Re: Help me make my mind up!
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2021, 07:31:01 PM »
I think that’s comprehensively in favour of the ‘favourites’ build then. I’ll dry build with the wood saw too and see how it feels….. :salute:
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Re: Help me make my mind up!
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2021, 12:11:27 PM »
I think that’s comprehensively in favour of the ‘favourites’ build then. I’ll dry build with the wood saw too and see how it feels….. :salute:

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Re: Help me make my mind up!
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2021, 04:32:33 PM »
Here it is then. Very happy with it in the end. Left it as just the metal saw and used a standard 2.4mm main blade in this because… I took apart another old (semi) champ that I had taken the scaler out of and popped the sexy pruner blade in that as well as reinstating the scaler for full Swiss Champ toolset! So yes, did both in the end…always gonna happen I guess!

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Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 21,407 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Help me make my mind up!
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2021, 07:50:05 PM »
Both look great! Love those clip blades!

 :cheers: :tu:

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Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 34,090
Re: Help me make my mind up!
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2021, 10:14:35 PM »
Both look great! Love those clip blades!

 :cheers: :tu:

 :iagree:

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Re: Help me make my mind up!
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2021, 11:42:26 PM »
 :cheers: Those pruning blades are ludicrously sharp too!
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 71,215
Re: Help me make my mind up!
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2021, 01:22:57 AM »
They both look sweet 8) :drool: :like: :like:
Full Member Posts: 207 Galaxy-hopping garbage-man
Re: Help me make my mind up!
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2021, 04:40:51 AM »
 :tu:
Good work, fella!
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Re: Help me make my mind up!
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2021, 07:58:44 PM »
Sweet. I’d use those!  :like:

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