Folding Saws

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Hi Fellas

Would like to know what folding saws you use. I will be looking for one for backpacking. Any information would be great
Thank You !
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I have aTrail Blazer Take-down Buck Saw and Bahco 396XT7 and both are lighweight and offer excellent performance and value.
 
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when backpacking all I ever need as a saw is whats on whichever SAK I'm carrying, but for other use the silkys are quite good. You really have to consider what sort of weight you are willing to carry. they are robust, but that steel handle comes at a cost.
 
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I have a Laplander and a Silky (forget what model) but also a cheap little pocket-sized UST saw for my hiking pack and a flimsy Mossy Oak two-blade saw that I bought at a small-town discount store when nothing else was available while on a trip. It has actually proven to be quite decent for camping.

I'll probably regret it, but I just bought an Old Timer lockback knife/saw combo on clearance, and may start bringing that as a camping spare.
 

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The Opinel folding saw and the Bahco Laplander are my 2 favorite folding saws, both are fantastic for the price and quite durable. They cut very well, too.

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I have had many and my favorite are Silky Saws. I did use an Opinel #18 last hunting season and liked the lighter weight compared to my comparable sized Silky Saw. Both are pull cut saws which are not for everyone. The Bahco Laplander is a good value (paid around 20 shipped) but does not perform as well as the Silky or the Opinel IMO.
 
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The Silky is the quicker saw and makes cleaner cuts, the Bahco is lighter and has a more durable saw-blade.

User error or not, but there have been some incidents with snapping blades on the Silkies and it has caused injuries at least a few times according to the internet.

I'll stick to the Laplander for those reasons, it has never let me down so far.
 
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Bahco Laplander is a nice compact size.

I prefer my Fiskars sliding saw though, it seems to cut better


Nearly every Arborist i know uses a Silky though, for stuff 3-4" thick, any thicker and its a chainsaw

GooberBoober - you will find many of those Silky Injuries are accidentally touching the teeth - not blades breaking
 

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Another vote for the Bahco! Durable, lightweight and inexpensive...

And another! Bahco and Silky are two I read about the most and the Bahco was cheaper so.... I have nothing to compare it too but I like my Laplander.
 
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