Total Length: 9 inches Folded Length: 7.4 inches Teeth: 7tpi XT tooth design Weight: 204 grams
This little guy I’ve had for about 5 years now. For the price its the best folding saw you can get that offers replacement blades. The saw itself performs very well! It's big enough to saw limbs and trunks up to about 5 inches or 12.7cm in diameter. It's teeth design is low profile making it easy to start off or do more precise cuts. The teeth also allows for cutting both in the pull and push stroke making it saw through wood very easily. The saw is small enough to fit in the pocket or in a backpack without taking much much room at all. Yet when opened, the blade is big enough to saw through some hefty sized limbs and the beauty about using a saw is that you can cut a tree limb into neat logs making it easy to split with a small hatchet if you have to. It really is a pleasure to use this tool!
The handle is made of a hard durable plastic with a rubber over mould. The shape of the handle makes the saw incredibly comfortable to hold and both when in use and when closed. At the top it has a push button release mechanism for easy opening and a secure close. Having used this saw for just over two years, the rubber has held up well with little sign of wear. As far as my experience with folding saws go, this is the most comfortable and ergonomic handle I have ever used. Handle comes with a lanyard hole at the end with leather lace for securing your hand and increasing your grip.
The teeth design make an all-round champ when sawing through either green wood or dry wood. Other saws tend to be more specific to cutting one particular type of wood, where as the Bahco it really is an all rounder. The blade comes in a black coating that is a bit rough at first but after some use it smooths out making the blade slippery for a more efficient cut. Replacement blades are available but they are almost the same price as the whole saw brand new. Some people complain about this but looking at the product, where your spending most of your money is on the steel, not the plastic and rubber. So I can kind of understand it's cost but still, it's a little odd. However, the black coated blade is the more expensive option, you can purchase the uncoated blade for half the price, which is what i did and it works out just the same. With that then, this saw and the uncoated replacement blades make it an all round winner.
€25 - €28 saw unit
€18 -€20 coated Blades
€14 - €15 uncoated blades
A "must have" for anybody who spends time in the outdoors. Turns broken tree limbs and branches into neat fire wood or timber for woodworking projects with very little effort. In my book, the Bahco Laplander folding saw is an all-round Champ!
Can be purchase at Gough Tools Ltd. in Dublin