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  Whichever saw you end up with
  Posted by: rpg51 on Jul-08-13 7:27 AM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Jan-10-14 7:17 PM EST --

consider getting blades designed for cutting dry wood, not green wood. Most saws come with blades with intermittent non cutting teeth designed to rake out green saw dust from the kerf. When you are cutting dry wood, which of course is 99% of the cutting canoe travelers are doing, you do not need to have unproductive non-cutting teeth to rake out the kerf and saw blades with out those teeth - ie. all cutter teeth - are significantly more efficient. Makes a difference over a long trip with daily firewood cutting.

If you can't find the blades locally (it can be hard to find them) you can order here - http://www.fastbucksaw.com/.

UPDATE - these drywood blades are often called "peg" blades. Turns out fast bucksaw may not be shipping with peg blades now. I just received an new one and it has a green wood blade with raker teeth. But - you can find a replacement blade if you search for Bahco. There are folks who prefer the all around functionality of the raker tooth blades - but I find that for my purposes on a canoe trip the peg tooth blades save me a lot of time and effort over the length of the trip.


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