question about Victorinox with wood saw

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I'm considering getting a Victorinox with a wood saw. I'm wondering if anyone has opinions to pass along regarding a wood saw's ability to cut through rope - or a seat belt. I'm thinking it might be almost as (or, as) effective as, for example, a serrated Spyderco.

Any opinions to pass along?
 
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edb said:
I'm wondering if anyone has opinions to pass along regarding a wood saw's ability to cut through rope - or a seat belt. I'm thinking it might be almost as (or, as) effective as, for example, a serrated Spyderco.

The woodsaw is surpringly very effective -
on wood

But I don't think it's going to be that great cutting through things like thick rope or a seat belt -
the woodsaw's teeth are a bit too pointy and will tend catch/snag, and the teeth edges are a bit too obtuse to effectively cut through material.
Of course I'd be happy to be proven wrong on this.......

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I think the saw would bind far too much on a seatbelt. It's sharp and effective on wood, plastic, etc...but don't depend on it to get a seatbelt off. the main blade with a nice sharp edge would be far more effective....
 
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edb said:
I'm considering getting a Victorinox with a wood saw. I'm wondering if anyone has opinions to pass along regarding a wood saw's ability to cut through rope - or a seat belt. I'm thinking it might be almost as (or, as) effective as, for example, a serrated Spyderco.

Any opinions to pass along?

It must be your lucky day... I happen to have a serrated Spyderco, Victorinox SwissTool (with a wood saw), and seat belt. With the wood saw it took me 1-2 minutes to get through it because the teeth kept catching on the fabric especially if I tried to bear down on it hard so I had to lightly push it aganist the seat belt to get it to work at all. Its not very effective at all. The spyderco on the other hand went through it like it was butter with one pull and the teeth didn't get caught up in the fabic like the wood saw.
 

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Bodieism said:
It must be your lucky day... I happen to have a serrated Spyderco, Victorinox SwissTool (with a wood saw), and seat belt. With the wood saw it took me 1-2 minutes to get through it because the teeth kept catching on the fabric especially if I tried to bear down on it hard so I had to lightly push it aganist the seat belt to get it to work at all. Its not very effective at all. The spyderco on the other hand went through it like it was butter with one pull and the teeth didn't get caught up in the fabic like the wood saw.
did you try with the swisstool's plain and (if this was not the swisstool X) serrated blades?
it would be cool to see how they compare with spyderco's blades
 
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choubbi, I have the swisstool spirit. I used the blade on it and it cut through it easily but it didn't feel as easy as my Spyderco... but it might be because the blade on my Spyderco is alot longer and the serrated blade on my spirit doesn't go all the way to the bottom.
 

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ok, that's a good point for the swisstool, even if he doesn't beat spyderco's serrated edges (which one does? spyderco has the best reputation on production serrated edges I've heard about)
 
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If anyone is looking for an unobtrusive way to carry a mini rescue knife, check out the Spyderco Ladybug II. This model has a 2" serrated sheepsfoot blade and is small enough and light enough to always have with you. It makes a great companion piece to the excellent plain edge blades on an SAK. The blunt nose makes it safer when cutting close to people, and the serrated edge zips through most materials. It is discontinued, but can still be found at some online stores or direct from Spyderco for $17.

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SAK saws are for wood.

I sail alot so cutting rope and webbing is important.

If the rope is under a load, a sharp blade (straight) will cut either very easily. The serrated blades work great for cutting rope or webbing.

The saw would be frustrating and nothing I would count on in an emergency.

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I, and my German father-in-law (here for a visit), were both impressed with the SAK 'Champ' saw when repairing some plumbing. It easily and cleanly ate right through 3/4 PVC pipe. Probably made about 12 to 15 cuts. I had previously used it only on wood (trimming a walkingstick). Any sharp blade will do seat belts though the Spyder edge is great for ropes also.
 

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tarsier said:
If anyone is looking for an unobtrusive way to carry a mini rescue knife, check out the Spyderco Ladybug II. This model has a 2" serrated sheepsfoot blade and is small enough and light enough to always have with you. It makes a great companion piece to the excellent plain edge blades on an SAK. The blunt nose makes it safer when cutting close to people, and the serrated edge zips through most materials. It is discontinued, but can still be found at some online stores or direct from Spyderco for $17.

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not a bad idea, thanks. I looked at the spyderco's catalog and found that the Jester looked good too for this kind of jobs, I've ordered two of them, serrated, one for me and another for my girlfriend.

finally I've come to the point I bought a victorinox locksmith to have the wood saw and the file my cybertool doesn't have, and a pretty cool locking blade, longer than on the cybertool.
I don't think I'll need the swisstool's stronger pliers, at least for the moment, so I'll not buy it now. but if I had to choose between charge and swisstool, I'll choose the swisstool!
 
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I own a Swiss Tool and use it at work a lot. It impresses the guys how fast the little saw blade will cut a 2x4. But for rope and web type material the serrated blade works great!! I have even cut welding lead and extension cords with the serrated blade.
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