Even though I have Sawvivor, I have developed a desire to obtain a more traditional folding saw. The one I am looking for is made from hickory (I believe) and is tensioned by a rod & wingnut - but can be tensioned via cord and stick windlass. A couple of years ago I saw one at Piragis, but it has disappeared from their catalog.
So far I have come up empty-handed with my Google searaches. Anyone have a lead I can follow?
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Unfortunately aluminum has|
Posted by: old_user on May-04-09 9:43 AM (EST)
Posted by: Jeep274 on May-04-09 9:43 AM (EST)
...this? http://www.fastbucksaw.com/ According to the order form it is made from maple and is 49.95.
Posted by: pblanc on May-04-09 10:11 AM (EST)
I have a saw of the "Fast Bucksaw" type. I have had it for years. It works quite well.
Three sticks and a rope|
Posted by: mintjulep on May-04-09 9:58 AM (EST)
Seems like a DIY type project.
Ditto. Jim, you could make one of|
Posted by: tktoo on May-04-09 10:45 AM (EST)
these in your sleep! No need for threaded rod/thumbscrew. Some leftover cord from your seat projects would make a nice tourniquet!
Posted by: Steve_in_Idaho on May-04-09 11:46 AM (EST)
Posted by: Jsaults on May-04-09 1:13 PM (EST)
That is the one.
A better bucksaw design gots|
Posted by: fatelmo on May-04-09 1:32 PM (EST)
That's more like what I think of as a|
Posted by: tktoo on May-04-09 2:28 PM (EST)
Posted by: Jsaults on May-05-09 12:04 PM (EST)
having an extended handle is not a deal-breaker for me in selecting a folding camping saw. Piragis sells a tubular aluminum folding saw with the extended handle, but I was looking for the "warmth" of hickory or ash.
Posted by: old_user on May-06-09 3:12 PM (EST)
I had a Schmidt saw for years. I wore it out and recently replaced it with a similar saw from Pole $ Paddle (someone linked it in another post). I really like this style saw. They're a little clumsier to assemble/disassemble than some of the others, but I find the function of the rectangular structure much better than the triangle of, for example, the Sven. I also prefer to have my hand gripping wood than metal or plastic.
Posted by: Jsaults on May-11-09 3:37 PM (EST)
Took longer than I expected, but it is complete. I built it using the Pack N Paddle saw as the template, and used choice red oak from SLowes. I elected to thread a rod to tension the saw (just to add a bit of a challenge and aggravation) but I can also tension it via a turnbuckle. Total cost was about $12 in materials.
Now, that's more like it.|
Posted by: tktoo on May-11-09 8:09 PM (EST)
I knew you had it in ya!