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Anyone tried the pocket chainsaw, looks like a great piece of kit.
Ooh,I like the look of that. It seems quite a bit bulkier than a wire saw though. Still it might not break as easily :D
the naughty boy
:shock: jeeeeeeesus look at that thing go!!!
thats the best thing i seen all week!
I saw it on a online auction here in sweden and it only £7 but i think it will cost a lot more if you buy it some where else.
Got to put a bid on that auction...
Looks a lot like the ultimate survival one.
Heard nothing but good reviews of them ... bit pricey though
Think the price is wrong on that page though, previous page says £19.99
I have the Ultimate Survival one. it cuts wood like a knife through butter. The handles could be a little more substantial. Still a nice bit of kit for the size and weight.
We have a review of pocketsaws @ www.equipped.org/saws.htm The saw in a can has been a valued piece of my kit for some time. The wireloop handles are best augmented by short dowels for a better grip. The rings also have a tendency to slip off. You can either pinch them to tighter tolerances, or simply tie off the dowels with paracord. The saws will initially be very stiff and clumsy. A little real work will loosen things up nicely.
We're reviewing them at the moment and they're very good. The size to ability ratio is excellent. :-D
Great little piece of kit :-) much better than those flimsy wore saws.
Tried it today and it was great cut much better then wire saws and are easier to handle then a bow saw.
Really great piece of kit.
At the Outdoor show I had the opportunity to use Jack's Ultimate Survival Sabre Cut saw and, well, the bite and performance of these things is unbelievable. They're nothing like the "wire saws" that come in survival kits, this is a human powered chainsaw ...
I've seen a lot of gimmicky things in my time but this is the real deal ... in my book it gets the full five thumbs up!
:biggthump :biggthump :biggthump :biggthump :biggthump
Could this take the place of the ubiquitous Laplander folding saw?
The only possible disadvantage I can forsee is that you need both hands to use it, unlike the folding saw where you can hold the workpiece with one hand and saw with the other. But then again, what are feet for eh?
I was wondering if it would be possible to make a wooden frame for it in the same way as you would for a bow saw blade ... :?:
I'm gonna have to apprentice myself to you for a few years in order to learn to think more like a bushcrafter
the frame would have to be under quite a bit of tension to keep the saw taut, any suggestions for design?
I was going to (possibly) pick one up last weekend, but forgot at the last moment... :-(
It must be time to look at Jacks site.
Well, if you had time and patience, this would be the best design ...
But if you had enough of a curve in a standard bow, as you put pressure on the saw, the bow would tighten up more and more ... would be a bit ugly but probably work.
There's a design for a frame in Kochanski's book that'd make a good starting point - maybe something like
Edited: oops, too slow!
Better image than the one I found though ... nice! :biggthump
That page has the design I was thinking of - I assume the cordage on top is kept under tension, which in turn forces the parts where the blade is attached away from each other.
I wish I'd paid amore attention during woodwork classes!
I assume the cordage on top is kept under tension, which in turn forces the parts where the blade is attached away from each other.
That's right. My dad has a saw the same as that, although I've never used it...
The pocketchainsaw is a different design from the ultimate survival version - it has more cutting teeth per unit length. I haven't used either (I've just bought the cheap gerber / fiskars / w-s folding saw and a GB wildlife hatchet) but cambriansurvival had the pocketchainsaw on their stall at the NEC.