View Full Version : Folding saw advice needed
HI guys need advice on the folding saws available. I'm looking for 1 thats cheapish as its not going to get used alot, as I have a Dsaw to. I was looking at the Laplander at Woodlore and was wondering how thick the blade was.
Cheers for you advice.
Buy wisely and use carefully.
I've got a LapLander, great little saw (a lot smaller than i expected)
fits nearly into any bag, even a big pocket.
I didn't get it from woodlore, think it got it from Survival School (http://www.survivalschool.co.uk/acatalog/Essentials.html), at the time it was the cheapest i could find.
I know some people use the Gerber one, but i've never had a play with it.
Sure some of the others will comment though :)
Hope that's some help
blade is a fraction over 1mm thick on mine (just checked with a guage - something like 1.14mm including coating).
My advice would be to go for the Laplander as so far it is the industry standard saw, and it really is very good. I would look around on the web as you will be able to pick it up at a good price somewhere out there. I have seen on the web before for £20 and in a tool shop in Southport for £17 so it is worth a good look about.
I'd second the vote for the LapLander. I've owned a Gerber and a Laplander and manged
to break the Gerber blade quite quickly :-?
Jean-Marc has done an excellent review of the laplander saw against two japanese designs over at
exsept for AntarcticFire, has any of you have any experians with both the gerber and the laplander ? i'm looking at the laplander right now, but i wan't to consider mine options before i order one, still got plenty of time to compair...
before i get enough cash to order some stuff..