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    Thumbs up Gerber Sliding Saw

    Picked up one of these at REI over the weekend.

    I used to have a Fiskars sliding saw and couldn't find a replacement. A call to customer service led to this saw. (Gerber is owned by Fiskars I guess)

    Feels good in the hand, has several places to attach cords or hardware for hanging on a pack strap.

    The blade is larger than the one on my previous saw and should do as good a job or better. I loved the Fiskars, and lost it while building Y-Knot at RHR.

    For $11 I thought it was a bargain.

    Looking forward to using it soon.
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    i own one of these and it' my secret weapon in the war on cedars.

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    After experiencing the Samurai, all other folding saws pale by comparison.

    It's a little bulky, but it can "get 'er dun" quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Back View Post
    Brad owns one of those.

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    That Saw-chette is kewl-E-o.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridenfool View Post
    That Saw-chette is kewl-E-o.
    Cabela's has them in stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridenfool View Post
    Picked up one of these at REI over the weekend.

    I used to have a Fiskars sliding saw and couldn't find a replacement. A call to customer service led to this saw. (Gerber is owned by Fiskars I guess)

    Feels good in the hand, has several places to attach cords or hardware for hanging on a pack strap.

    The blade is larger than the one on my previous saw and should do as good a job or better. I loved the Fiskars, and lost it while building Y-Knot at RHR.

    For $11 I thought it was a bargain.

    Looking forward to using it soon.
    I have one of those, I will give it away if you want another. As I recall, the blade flexes all over the place and is very difficult to use. I think it is the same one at least?? My pocketknife style folding one works way better and is smaller. I think you live a couple miles from me if you need to try your saw out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steepnfast View Post
    I have one of those, I will give it away if you want another. As I recall, the blade flexes all over the place and is very difficult to use. I think it is the same one at least?? My pocketknife style folding one works way better and is smaller. I think you live a couple miles from me if you need to try your saw out.
    he's hooked on the Samuri Saw now!

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    Is it a one-way blade?

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    Nevermind, I just read it goes both. I want a one-way blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steepnfast View Post
    I have one of those, I will give it away if you want another. As I recall, the blade flexes all over the place and is very difficult to use. I think it is the same one at least?? My pocketknife style folding one works way better and is smaller. I think you live a couple miles from me if you need to try your saw out.
    Since starting this thread I have found the Samurai to be the better saw. Though I like the compact design of the Gerber, you do have to be careful not to tweak the blade.

    Still an okay saw to carry along on a ride for trimming, but it's not really an effective trail building tool.

    So, you hang out in the greater neopolitan Smithville-RHR mega-plex?
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    is this the samurai saw you have?

    http://www.agriculturesolutions.com/...ypage.tpl.html
    who cares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by igotabike View Post
    Though the colors are different, I think this is the saw.

    Spicewookie buys these at a local commercial equipment vendor. Maybe he'll post up the source.
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    it's similar to the one Ridenfool posted. we got the curved blade/handle version from Austin Outdoor Power Equipment. they sell to local arborists and tree trimming crews. absolutely top quality stuff. AOPE is great. i can't find any pics to link, but the manager gave me a catalog to look at and he recommended the samuris. we couldn't be happier with the persformance/durability.

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    I was really surprised how much wood I was able to cut through ALL by myself with a Samurai.

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    I have this saw and I keep it in my Camelback to clean up low hanging branches. http://www.amazon.com/Corona-Clipper.../dp/B0007LXTPA

    I have been using it for about 4 years and its still super sharp and is wicked fast on Cedar Branches.

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    felco or corona all the way.. echo sometimes

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