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Decent saw, but not worth the hype
on April 19, 2015
I was pretty excited to get one of these due to all the hype and good reviews. These little pocket saws are ok, but they aren't all that great. I have used it for sawing lots of dead, green, dry, and wet wood of all kinds and after using it a while it's kind of a pain. This saw does ok when you first get started on a log, but as you get deeper it starts to pinch and catch. I have found it to be best operated in a straight line by 2 people rather than wrapped around a log and operated by one person. With 2 people, it's pretty good and can saw some serious logs. But with one person, you get pinched quite a lot and usually end up fighting to finish your cut, especially when cutting green live wood. Also, you better be ready for a workout when you use this saw. In the winter you will work up a sweat real quick if you are really sawing away so just be aware and dress accordingly. I am 19 years old and am in peak physical shape and this saw will get my heart rate going real good after 5 or so minutes of sawing away. If you are looking to conserve calories in a survival situation, this saw is not for you lol. It works ok and it's pretty cheap. Pick one up and try it for yourself if you want a good workout sawing through some big thick logs, but don't expect some amazing tool that zaps through wood like a real chain saw. If you want a good saw, the Bacco Laplander is what you are looking for. Easy to use and conserves much more calories than this pocket chain.