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Gerber Sliding Saw

photo: Gerber Sliding Saw camp saw

It weighs almost nothing, fits almost anywhere, and cuts almost anything (wooden).

Pros

  • Very efficient
  • Lightweight
  • Compact

Cons

  • Nothing. It works great.

Worth its weight in gold.

I've owned the Gerber Sliding Saw for a few years now, and I completely love it. I've broken a hefty inch or so off the tip of the blade from it getting snagged and kinking a few times, but most of it is still there and works like a champ.

I've learned to focus more on the pulling action of the saw than the pushing, to avoid snagging and breaking more of the blade. I wouldn't call it brittle or anything, I've just used it pretty hard for what it is.  

It's 7 3/4" long when closed (the length of the handle), and 13 1/2" open with a snapped off tip.

Mine weighs about 5 ounces, but it's an older version that's all black with an orange locking nut, and 1 lanyard hole. New ones could be different.

Over all, I'd highly recommend this product. Just be cautious of pushing too hard at a bad angle when cutting large pieces of wood. The blade will break. If you stick to pulling, there should be no issues at all.

Source: received it as a personal gift

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Price MSRP: $14.00
Historic Range: $8.50-$22.89
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