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    Silky F180 for me, it is one of the most used tool in my kit and use it more than my knife.. I saw antlers off, skull mounts, open briskets up, trees and branches on walking tracks and 4x4 tracks, cut wood at huts. Go through 2 or 3 blades a year
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    Used a Silky 180 for a while, and was most impressed with it but thought there had to be something even better so tried a Silky Gomboy....it has a longer thinner kerf blade that cut wonderfully as long as it was used properly. I managed to break two blades in short order by pushing, so gave up and went back to the more forgiving F180......plus its lighter!

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    Anyone tried using old Silky blades for making knives?
    I have a few here that I feel would be "useful for something".
    If anyone wants one let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Anyone tried using old Silky blades for making knives?
    I have a few here that I feel would be "useful for something".
    If anyone wants one let me know.
    have you had a price from a saw doctor about resharpening old blades?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxx View Post
    Used a Silky 180 for a while, and was most impressed with it but thought there had to be something even better so tried a Silky Gomboy....it has a longer thinner kerf blade that cut wonderfully as long as it was used properly. I managed to break two blades in short order by pushing, so gave up and went back to the more forgiving F180......plus its lighter!
    Will have a look at a Silky 180 by the comments, dont know if a Gomboy will be any good for a rough bugger like me. If you broke blades Id be stuffed in about 10 minutes.

    Im assuming the F in F180 stands for folding?

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    $49 on TM @Shootm. I'm going to Bunnings to buy a Bahco folder now. Need it for this weekend
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    have you had a price from a saw doctor about resharpening old blades?
    No I haven't. I thought about getting the right size file and having a go myself, but the agents reckon it is a bit hit and miss with the smaller saws. But then I guess they would rather sell blades than files wouldn't they.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootm View Post
    Will have a look at a Silky 180 by the comments, dont know if a Gomboy will be any good for a rough bugger like me. If you broke blades Id be stuffed in about 10 minutes.

    Im assuming the F in F180 stands for folding?
    Well it certainly is a folder
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    No I haven't. I thought about getting the right size file and having a go myself, but the agents reckon it is a bit hit and miss with the smaller saws. But then I guess they would rather sell blades than files wouldn't they.
    They are hard chrome plated I think?
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    Silky Pocketboy for tramping/hunting, fine toothed so good for bone too.
    Also have the Silky Zubat and a couple of 300mm Silky Gomtaro saws in the 4wd for clearing branches off the track

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    Silky saw. They are awesome.

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    After comments from you guys I’ve bought a Silky F180 I’ll let you know when I’ve used it what I think.
    Cheers guys
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    Just remember they only cut on the pull and you'll be fine. Breaks happen when you try to push them through wood and the blades gets stuck...
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    I use a small silky, very handy and way bett than other folding saws I have usd in the past, but you need to use them properly, I don’t think the steel would be good for a knife, they use some special tempering process, plus it’s stainless so you need more specialised equipment to retemper it.
    Been thinking about their BIG folding models, the katnaboy 650, I reckon it would work almost as well as my chainsaw and never need gas, so would be great for long trips, it’s not small though, not at all.

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    I use the Silky Pocketboy day in and day out at work. Its a great wee folding saw that fits in the pocket well and certainly out lasts the Bacho saws that we use from time to time.
    The only problem is the blades can snap very easily if your not using them correctly. The blades can be replaced, comes and a couple of different sizes as well as different number of teeth for fine or coarse cutting.

 

 

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