Dec 10, 2013 at 1:37 pm #1310837
Ultralight and Super Ultralight saws for sale. Free shipping to BPL members in the US until 1/1/14; will deduct US shipping cost from international orders also until 1/1/14.
Great for cutting firewood and trail maintenance. Compare to 5.5" Gerber folding pull saw at 3.1 oz and 5" Coast folding pull saw at 4.2 oz.
Weights shown in pictures include saw teeth protector and sheath.
Listed times are based on my cutting the same test fir 4×4 with each saw.
Modified Fiskars 15" pruning saw with drilled handle and back of blade sharpened into a knife – 4.7 oz, 44 seconds – $25
Modified Fiskars 15" pruning saw with hollow handle – 4.0 oz, 44 seconds – $30
Modified Fiskars 15" pruning saw with basswood grip – 4.4 oz, 40 seconds – $35
Modified Japanese 10.4" (265 mm) pull saw with basswood grip – 1.9 oz, 44 seconds – $35
Modified Corona 13" pruning saw with basswood grip and back of blade sharpened into a knife (my favorite) – 3.1 oz, 34 seconds – $35
Modified Forester 13" pruning saw – 4.0 oz, 24 seconds – $35
[Edited to list weights in photo captions]
[Edited again to show new Corona saw]
[Edited to include deadline]Dec 10, 2013 at 2:47 pm #2052936M BMember
Very nice. What are the sheaths made out of?Dec 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm #2052949
The sheets are made from thick plastic report covers. The teeth protectors are made from the spines that come with them. Not sure what type of plastic it is.Dec 10, 2013 at 3:29 pm #2052954Ian SchumannBPL Member
@freeradicalLocale: Central TX
Super impressive! Once I saw your R&D thread about these, I was curious how quickly you'd put them into production. Very well done.Dec 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm #2053065Ethan A.BPL Member
@mountainwalkerLocale: SF Bay Area & New England
David, very very nice work. Functional and very good looking.Dec 11, 2013 at 10:18 am #2053216
Thanks everyone. I have sold the Modified Corona 13" pruning saw with basswood grip. All the other saws are still for sale.
I can custom-make more Modified Corona 13" pruning saws with basswood grips, but it will take some time to order the new materials and fabricate.Dec 11, 2013 at 10:33 am #2053222
pm sent!Dec 11, 2013 at 10:37 am #2053223
and payment sent.Dec 11, 2013 at 10:50 am #2053229
Thanks again. The Modified Japanese 10.4" (265 mm) pull saw with basswood grip has been sold.Dec 14, 2013 at 1:34 pm #2054266Tom CaldwellBPL Member
Will there be any more Modified Coronas or Japanese available?Dec 14, 2013 at 3:17 pm #2054298
Yes. I just ordered some more Corona Blades to modify, which will ready in a week or two. I can also order more Japanese blades for those who want them. Same lead time.Dec 14, 2013 at 3:59 pm #2054310Justin BakerBPL Member
@justin_bakerLocale: Santa Rosa, CA
The saws look great David. I might buy one from you when the GGG comes around.Dec 19, 2013 at 5:16 pm #2056059
The saw looks and works great. And it's crazy light. With a little duct-tape on the edges of the blade cover, I was able to do away with the plastic saw cover. Thanks!Dec 19, 2013 at 5:23 pm #2056063
Glad you like it. There's more where that came from!Dec 22, 2013 at 7:43 pm #2056982Roger MunseyBPL Member
@8100ltLocale: Cincinnati, Ohio
Just sent a PM and funds for a modified Corona 13" pruning saw.
RogerDec 27, 2013 at 11:24 am #2057965Greg CullisonSpectator
Great saw! I woke up this morning to find a tree limb had fallen from the tree in the yard. Yippee!! Got to try out the Corona! Cuts quick and easy. The limb was only about 2.5" in diameter, so it took literally seconds. Sharp!
GregDec 27, 2013 at 11:35 am #2057969Velimir KemecBPL Member
with the sheat on is it safe to put the saw inside your pack? I mean does it come off easily?
CheersDec 30, 2013 at 8:52 am #2058797
It is safe to put a sheathed saw in your pack. The sheath does not come off the saw unless you want it to, especially when packed. The teeth protector plus the sheath gives double protection.
Of course the ultimate safest way to pack one of my larger saws is on the outside of your pack, like inside a pocket flat against the body of the pack, across the top of your pack, rolled into a foam sleeping pad if you use one, or similar.
-DGDec 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm #2058865Robert KellyBPL Member
@qiwizLocale: UL gear @ QiWiz.net
I admire your ingenuity. How do you attach the basswood handles?
Keepin' it light at: QiWiz.netDec 30, 2013 at 12:43 pm #2058867
I attach the basswood grips with epoxy glue against the metal, then dip in Plasti Dip to enclose and bind everything. Sort of a belt and suspenders approach.Dec 31, 2013 at 1:43 pm #2059131Thomas HBPL Member
Dang I could have sworn the title said 'straws'. I was about to revert to thinking this place is a little too hardcore for me after all again. Those saws look nice though.Dec 31, 2013 at 3:03 pm #2059163davidSpectator
Use of straws on BPL…
and back on topic
I'd like to get one of the japanese saws, I don't want something too long to put in my pack.
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