How do I care for my saw?
The saws are finished in Boiled Linseed Oil. It is recommended to redcoat your saw regularly. *Note* Rags soaked in linseed oil and piled up may combust and be a fire hazard. Discard the in the proper manner.
How do I care for the blade?
Always store the blade dry. If using the saw in wet conditions, simply while the blade dry before storage. If you regularly wax or oil your blades they will likely never rust. Proper care must be used though. Although the blades have a rustproof coating, a surface layer may accumulate if stored wet. If this should happen, you may use a razor, sharp edge, or sandpaper to scrape off the superficial rust.
What are the dimensions of the saw?
The saw blade is 21”, the total length is just shy of 22” and approximately 10” tall. When collapsed it is 22” by about 3”
Being made completely out of wood, is it heavy?
No! It’s actually extremely light. Anywhere from 450-650 grams. That’s as little as 1lb-1.3lbs.
The saws are each handmade from different mahogany offcuts, therefore each saw’s finished weight will vary slightly.
Can I leave it out in the rain/snow/sun
It’s not recommended, but if it happens for a night then the saw will be just fine. Just remember to dry off the blade before collapsing it. Wet storage will eventually rust the blade.
If you leave the saw outdoors in the elements for extended periods of time, it is considered misuse and may void your warranty.
How tight do I wind up the saw?
Make sure not to over tighten the Windlass. It may result in compromising the integrity of the handles. That being said, it is important to wind the saw until the handles are snug and it's usable.
Can I leave the saw tightened fully?
Yes, there won’t be any damage to the saw if you kept it properly tightened fully for long periods of time. The only thing to remember is your paracord will likely stretch a bit and need to be replaced sooner than if you stored it in the collapsed position.
What type of blade is on the saw
We use a 21” Bahco Dry wood blade.
You can purchase a replacement blade from us or from a local Bahco dealer.
What is replaceable on the saw?
- the 21” Bahco Dry Wood Blade
- 1” brass machine screws, with a matching nut
- 550 paracord tensioning string
- Leather securing straps
How do I change the blade?
If your in the field, insert a knife or anything that fits into the slotted screw. Replace the blade and screw it back on.
My blade bent, now it won’t fold into the saw.
If the blade bends from a tree pinching it, you can warp it back into shape with pliers, but unless it’s perfectly straight it will never cut as well as it once did.
Replacement blades are very inexpensive, it is recommended to change the blade out should this happen.
Can I use the saw in the winter?
Yes, you can actually use it year round. Just make sure to store it dry if possible.
Can two people use it in tandem?
Yes, the best technique is each person focuses on pulling. It works quite well.
How tight do I wind the windlass?
As tight as you feel comfortable. The saw should be very snug and not rattle at all.
How thick of a log can I cut?
Well, that’s a matter of technique. You have 5.5” of clearance on the blade but if you cut at various angles you can achieve double that. 11” thick.
Is the case completely waterproof?
The case is made of waxed canvas. It’s fairly water resistant but if you leave it in the soaking rain for long periods of time eventually water will seep in.