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Gerber Saw

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Mortis, May 6, 2007.

  1. Mortis

    Mortis Snake Eater


    The Gerber Saw is a superb item to add to any kit. The blade is made by Fiskars of Finland. You can tell by the picture it has some awesome teeth. This particular saw has zipped through 4 inch limbs and saplings at a high rate of sawdust. Just a little clean-up afterwards and it looks near new.

    I sent one of these to Scotland to my Ghillie friend. He has tested it under his extremes and loves it.

    What I like about it is that the blade slides in and out of the handle instead of folding. Just apply proper tension with the adjusting knob and it stays nicely in place, unlike some folders which I have seen collapse.

    Hope this helps.

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  2. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I've got one of those that folds but haven't any troubles with it, guess I'm lucky. I'll agree they make a great tool in the field and I don't go camping or hunting w/o it.

    However, I must ask where did you get one that comes with 1911 mags? [booze] Mine came with a case and another blade.
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  3. Mortis

    Mortis Snake Eater

    The 1911 mags were just for size comparison. Those mags came courtesy of the U.S. Marine Corps.
  4. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    I'll have to dig mine out, I got one, maybe at Lowe's that uses reciprocating saw blades, so they are replaceable.
  5. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    We use those at work opening sheetrock to investigate for wiring, plumbing and what not, then it's the ole' Sawzall after that. Never thought of using it in the field they would work well.
  6. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

  7. poacher

    poacher Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I love my Gerber saw. It also works fairly well on sawing thru deer bones. Leg and chest cavities. The only issue I've had with it on that was that it did tend to get a tad gummed up so you have to stop and clean the teeth but other than that it works wonders.
    Take care Be safe Poacher.
  8. RobertRogers

    RobertRogers Monkey+++

    Its a good pic - looks like this would come in handy for a variety of purposes.
  9. Zombie Axe

    Zombie Axe Thread Killer

  10. Tristan

    Tristan Monkey+++

    Thanks for the link; the saw looks great (I like my Fiskers as well) but they also have a number of other items that would be good 'kit'.

    - Tristan
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