We're reviewing four saws then comparing them in a log sawing test. The saws: Silky Sugowaza 420, Silky Gomboy 240, Rumford Gardener, and the Sportsman Pocket Chain Saw.
In the video below you'll see how each of the four saws compares in size, weight and ease of cutting.
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Each saw fills a specific niche.
Sportsman Pocket Chain Saw
The pocket chain saw is wonderfully portable and will give you a workout when used. It fits easily in a backpack or a go bag.
Sportsman Pocket Chain Saw Specs
- Chain is 36 inches long
- High carbon steel that can be sharpened
- Nylon strap handles
- Bi-directional cutting
- weight, saw only: 5.3 oz (150 grams)
- weight, saw in pouch: 6.2 oz (176 grams)
Silky Gomboy 240
The folding Silky Gomboy 240 is small enough to carry in a go bag while being large enough to cut relatively quickly. The Gomboy is a replacement for the little garden folding saw I was carrying in my go bag. I chose the Gomboy blade with medium teeth because it will be easier for me to control. The blades with large and extra large teeth cut faster, though I think I will be more comfortable using the medium teeth blade.
Silky Gomboy 240mm Specs
- Straight blade, folding saw
- Blade length: 240mm (9.4 inches)
- Blade thickness: 1.4mm
- Medium teeth
- 8.5 teeth per inch (10 teeth per 30 mm)
- weight, saw only: 9.3 oz (264 grams)
- weight, saw and case: 13.9 oz (394 grams)
- length open: 20 inches (508 mm)
- length closed: 10.75 inches (273 mm)
- Clear plastic hinged carrying case
- Steel blade – rubber handle
- Cuts on the pull
Silky Sugowaza 420
The Silky Sugowaza 420 is an amazing curved, fixed blade knife with extra large teeth that's as fun to use as it is to say... Sugowazaaaa! It saws smoothly and quickly. Bill purchased the Sugowaza to keep in Ike on our overlanding and camping trips.
Silky Sugowaza 420mm Specs
- blade length: 420 mm (16.5 inches)
- fixed blade
- Extra large teeth
- 5.5 teeth per inch (6.5 teeth per 30 mm)
- weight, saw only: 16.2 oz (459 grams)
- weight with scabbard: 24.8 oz (700 grams)
- Ono Japan NKS85 steel blade
- Grooved rubber handle
- Cuts on the pull
In our video review, each saw is used to cut the same 3.5" pecan tree log. The difference when using the two Silky saws is staggering. They saw through the wood with such little effort. The cuts are so smooth and straight. The Silky saws are a joy to use.
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