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    Silky Saw - Alternatives?

    I've been looking at getting a silky saw for a while now but I can't justify the $70-80 price tag.

    Can anyone here recommend any alternatives that are reasonably priced ($30-40).


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    Depends what you plan on using it for. . . ?

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    Would be mainly used for pruning back kanuka/gorse trunks/pine/scrub - 3-4" diameter max.

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    I've got a Bahco pruning saw (6 inch blade) and it works magic, not sure on how much they cost though as i got my one for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostlegend View Post
    I've got a Bahco pruning saw (6 inch blade) and it works magic, not sure on how much they cost though as i got my one for free.
    Thanks lostlegend. Is it a folding version? I think Mitre 10 stock a bit of Bahco gear, I'll try there.


    Edit: Just found this on trademe, similar?

    Link: Bahco Folding Pruning Saw only $39.00 | Trade Me

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    I've used cheaper ones but always go to my silky saw now.
    If its guns, tits or tyres it's going to cost you lots of money

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    Yes, Bacho are great. Mines a fixed blade one and a bit longer. Had several and have nearly cleared the Ruahines single handed with them

    If you get a Silky, they come in a couple of grades of coarseness. The most course is best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    have nearly cleared the Ruahines single handed with them
    Please can you finish the job and clear the fuckin contorta out of the Kawekas

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    that trade me listing looks exactly like my one, i've bent the tip on one blade cutting a tree that was a bit out of the saws league, but it was only a 5 min job to put a new one on.
    Last edited by lostlegend; 18-03-2012 at 10:18 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Please can you finish the job and clear the fuckin contorta out of the Kawekas
    Can't sorry. I'm busy battling the Ruahine regrowth
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Please can you finish the job and clear the fuckin contorta out of the Kawekas


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raging Bull View Post
    Thanks lostlegend. Is it a folding version? I think Mitre 10 stock a bit of Bahco gear, I'll try there.


    Edit: Just found this on trademe, similar?

    Link: Bahco Folding Pruning Saw only $39.00 | Trade Me
    Raging Bull the Bahco saw in your link will beat any Silky saw, we have them all at work and the Bahco will always be my first pick.
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    I've had one of these for a few years and it has been good, fairly light too.

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    I reckon either of these will do the jobbie & way cooler than a poxy hand saw

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    Thank you all for your input, I appreciate it.

    The Bahco folding pruning saw sounds like what I'm after, I will see if I can track down one this afternoon.

    I must say some people in the states have far too much time on there hands... much like a certain nz painter (how the hell do you find these things?).

    Cheers.

 

 

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