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Fiskars 7031 30-Inch Bow Saw (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Fiskars

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  • Strong, light saw suited for sizable cutting jobs such as felling small- to moderate-sized trees and cutting firewood
  • 30-inch hardened carbon steel blade with rust inhibitor; replacement blade no. 7027 available
  • Safety tension lever for added control
  • Lightweight tubular steel frame
  • Lifetime warranty


Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0002YUE50
  • Item model number: 7031
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,398 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Fiskars 30-inch bow saw is basically the equivalent of a human-powered chain saw, designed with a light, fast action that chews through branches too big for any lopper. It¿s ideal for removing large limbs or trimming pieces down to size after the initial cut. The easy-to-handle tubular steel frame secures a hardened carbon steel blade with rust inhibitor to ensure long cutting life. And the tension lever adjusts to keep the blade safely stretched taut. Plus, there¿s one feature that you can¿t see, but that counts most of all: Fiskars lifetime performance guarantee.

Product Description

Features a hardened carbon-steel blade with rust inhibitor and a lightweight tubular steel frame.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This saw is a good size and has a really sharp blade.
Amazon Customer
Nonetheless, in the midst of this sad situation, the Fiskars stands out as one saw that is reasonably good.
Gary W. Fogg
This has worked out great for the small projects that we have had this past summer.
S. Millspaugh

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102 of 102 people found the following review helpful By Gary W. Fogg on July 19, 2008
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For a period of twenty years or so starting in about 1950, bow saws based on a design by the Sandvik Company in Sweden were used for serious work in forestry and arboriculture. They were lighter and easier to use than crosscut saws, but were much cheaper than gasoline powered chain saws, which had not quite permeated the market to the extent that they did later on. Unfortunately for those of us who still use bow saws for serious work, they are no longer made as well as they once were. Today's bow saws are almost all made by contract with companies in Asia and marketed for very light use.

Nonetheless, in the midst of this sad situation, the Fiskars stands out as one saw that is reasonably good. It is lightweight, has excellent balance, feels right in the hand, and the the blade stays taught in spite of regular use.

By comparison, the Corona 30 inch saw is strong but feels a little heavy. The Bahco and Gilmour versions of the 30 inch saw are lightweight and well balanced, but the tensioning handles are loose. The cheap plastic hand guard on the Bahco saw I own actually fell off the first time I used it and I have had to wrap the saw with tape to keep the handle tight. The saw selling for five dollars available from Northern Tool and Equipment Company is so poorly made it is appalling.

I have used the Fiskars 30 inch bow saw in trailwork and around the home, felling, bucking and limbing trees up to 10 inches in diameter quite easily. It cuts well in both green and dry wood with a Bahco No. 51 blade (all cutting teeth, no rakers), and it is small enough to get into tight places, which is often needed when clearing blowdowns or when limbing large trees. To cut trees in the 10 inch size range, one must, of course, cut from two directions.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By J. DREIER on February 24, 2008
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The picture and description doesn't do this saw justice. I was leery buying another 30 in bow saw because the ones I've had over 21" are flimsy and easily bent. The Fiskar 30" Saw is not round but rather oval (making the bends very strong), heavy aluminum but yet light weight. It feels like a high quality durable saw in your hands. It's very unlikely this one will be damaged with normal use or by accidentally dropping a log on. If there was one thing that I would change it would be a better grip (larger) that fits my hand better. But it is comfortable enough to saw all day. I chose this saw because it cost was twice as much as the others on Amazon and the one's that are available locally. I relied on the theory that you get what you pay for, and for once I was right. I'd recommend this saw to anyone and am planning on replacing my 21" bow saw with the Fiskar 21" with the confidence it be made with the same quality.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By D. Murphy on July 24, 2008
I'm not sure why the other reviewers have glowing things to say about this saw. The frame is rigid as mentioned. There is NO tensioning mechanism for the blade. The blade tangs are made of what looks like aluminum and are barely adequate to hold the blade in place. The blade itself cuts VERY poorly, so poorly I was wondering if I got a manufacturing defect. If you have a few extra hours to kill, then by all means use this saw to cut a branch or two! The whole point of a bow saw is portability and quick sawing action. This one fails utterly.

I purchased this saw in June of 2008. It was manufactured in China.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By h0nestcr1t1que on April 22, 2010
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I've used this product a number of times now and have found the Fiskars 30-Inch Bow Saw #70316935A to be an excellent choice for cutting tree limbs and trunks of considerable widths. The 30-Inch Saw Blade is lengthy, sharp, and flexible for all the applicable and demanding tasks. The Bow Saw Frame and integrated Handle are both strong and sturdy. However, for my particular "Grasp", the Handle could be a little more "accomodating" - nevertheless, that's not to say that the Bow Saw Handle isn't any less sufficient or adequate. Overall, though, this is a terrific tool for its intended purposes. (I also purchased the Friskars 30-Inch Replacement Saw Blade #70276935 at the same time as the Fiskars 30-Inch Bow Saw.)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Stux on November 10, 2011
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We took this saw on a little "weekend away" so we could cut firewood without having to bring a chainsaw. This saw made pretty short work of several good sized oak and maple boughs that had fallen down from a prior storm. The aggressive teeth cut very efficiently both frontwards and backwards and the blade is thin enough and strong enough to reduce binding. For the money I am very happy with this purchase.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By pahapoika on November 1, 2010
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bought this saw hoping to cut some fallen trees into firewood. there was plenty of timber on the ground thanks to an ice storm two years ago.

this saw is very sharp and will cut though a good sized log as long as you don't have anything to do for a few hours.

will be investing in a chainsaw for the heavy cutting , but happy with this saw for cutting branches and small trees.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DeusEx on August 12, 2012
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I've used bow saws and "in-field" saws before. I like the size on the Fiskars. However I feel it cuts just a little on the slow side. Something 4 inchs around and this will go thru it in a few seconds. 6 inches and just a few more. 8 to 10, your going to be there a while. Of course, that's why chain saws are rated in HP. Still the blade while aggressive could stand to be just a little more agressive. Also (and this is true of any bow saw) it's downfall comes from blade twist. Make sure to keep your hand angle perpendicular to the log. However, if you're in a pinch, or can't run your gas saw for whatever reason, this is still a handy tool to have.
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