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Now Available: The lightest 15" Buck Saw on the planet ! Barely over 4 oz !
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Robert Kelly
(QiWiz) - MLife

Locale: UL gear @ QiWiz.net
Now Available: The lightest 15" Buck Saw on the planet ! Barely over 4 oz ! on 06/13/2011 18:06:04 MDT Print View

I designed this saw in my head while hiking a section of the AT. Since coming back I have been refining prototypes and I now have a final tested design. I know many LNT-minded backpackers never or rarely make a fire. I completely respect and support that decision.

This saw will be useful for BPLers who like to make a fire in an existing fire ring with downed wood that is too big to break by hand. For me, living in the Northeastern US, this would certainly be a woods tool I could use much of the year on my local trail hikes.

It would also be useful for trail maintainers and others who need or want to clear blowdowns and similar trail treadway impediments. Even faster cutting through green wood than dry with its hybrid blade (has raker teeth).

Little Buck

"Little Buck" Saw

These are the specs:

* Weight: an unbelievable 4.15 oz
* Blade: 15", imported from Sweden, where they know saws
* Shape: tubes have "H" shape when assembled
* Cutting depth: up to 6", but will work best on 3" to 5" diameter wood
* Assembly: less than 60 seconds without tools; can assemble wearing gloves
* Disassembly: takes less than 10 seconds; makes a 15" by 1.5" bundle
* Materials: high quality 15" wood blade; special order aluminum alloy tubes; tensioning using 3.5 feet of braided no-stretch Spectra cord; blade attaches to side-tubes with steel split rings for durability; no knots to tie or untie
* Owners manual with full instructions shipped with each saw

This is a second product line to add to my Big Dig and Original titanium trowels.
You know you don't NEED it but you know you WANT it ; )

I'm calling it the "Little Buck". The price is $49, shipped in the continental USA. Make PayPal payments or send email questions to robkelly54 at gmail dot com

For international shipments, add $4 US.

Edited by QiWiz on 06/26/2011 18:22:19 MDT.

Robert Kelly
(QiWiz) - MLife

Locale: UL gear @ QiWiz.net
And now, the Little Buck video . . . on 06/26/2011 17:50:32 MDT Print View

Well, you asked for it and now it's here: a video demonstration of Little Buck assembly, take down, packing tips, and cutting wood. Can you dig it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmvL8caLuAg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Email any questions to me at robkelly54 at gmail dot com

Edited by QiWiz on 06/26/2011 17:52:18 MDT.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Now Available: The lightest 15" Buck Saw on the planet ! Barely over 4 oz on 06/26/2011 18:10:28 MDT Print View

This would be perfect to carry when we're doing trail work at the local scout ranch. Especially after the fires.