October 5, 2012 UPDATE: Larger 24" MEGA Buck saw now also available
Saw, trowel, and stove info: QiWiz.net
Before placing an order, please check the shipping page on my website (a link to this page is available on any page that you order from).
The second generation Little Buck, is an improved design, featuring a rock-stable windlass configuration and a new cushy handle grip. Best of all, even with the design improvements, it only weighs 3.85 ounces! The padded grip, which is removable, adds another half ounce. This makes it less than half the weight of any other 15 inch saw available, including bow saws, pruning saws, Sawvivor saws, and Sven saws. Most of these weigh at least a half pound more. Here’s what it looks like assembled:
You may seldom use a saw, depending on where and when you backpack, and your own preferences. I use my own Little Buck for trail clearing and related trail maintenance and to cut firewood in the winter (when fires are permitted and there’s an existing fire ring). I really like that it can collapse down to a small bundle rolled up in a bandana or tyvek pouch (see below), and get tucked into my pack side pocket just in case I need it.
The saw uses three custom aluminum alloy tubes for the structural members, a very high quality Swedish steel saw blade (identical to the one sold with the 15” Sawvivor saw), and 3.5 feet of non-stretch Spectra cord for the tightening windlass (so that after assembly it does not loosen as you use it). It breaks down into a 15 by 2 inch bundle, assembles in less than a minute, and has no stray parts to lose. The saw blade works well for both green and dry wood. Check out the videos on my website or YouTube to see the saw assembled, cutting a good size log, and rolled up for transport in a bandana or the new tyvek pouch.
The Little Buck is $54, including shipping in the USA. Add $3 (total of $57) if you want the tyvek storage pouch. If you live outside the USA, international shipping is available. I will ship in a sturdy tube and include an illustrated “owners manual”. PayPal payment can be made to robkelly54 at gmail dotcom.
You know you don't NEED it but you know you WANT it ; )
Check out the new Little Buck Videos:
Assembly, disassembly, bandana roll-up - www.youtube.com/watch?v=M36rgcDWoQY
Cutting a hefty log in jig time - www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dr8gOly4cQ
New tyvek pouch option demonstrated - www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qm-qoEjxwk
New tyvek pouch option illustrated below: includes a fiberglass mesh tape
reinforcement of blade pocket, velcro closure, and weighs only 13 grams!
These are available now for $3 additional when buying a saw; $4 for anyone who has a saw and wants to use this carry method instead of the famous "bandana rollup".
PayPal orders or questions can be left for me at: QiWiz.net
Truth be told, this is lighter by more than a half ounce compared
to my bandana, so I'm goin' tyvek! Can you cut it? You betcha!