Perfect for those hard to reach branches, this tool is designed with lashing holes for extended reach when needed and safe storage when not. A 6.5 inch high carbon SK5 blade features serrations perfect for chomping wood, the compact size is ideal to stow away.
Our newly designed Sliding Saw is perfect for cutting those hard-to-reach branches thanks to lashing holes can be used to attach to tree limb for added distance. The 6.5" precision ground, high carbon SK5 steel blade features a unique tooth pattern designed to cut wood efficiently. The Sliding Saw is lightweight at just 5 ounces and the blade slides into handle for safe, compact carrying.
The blade is very sharp and cuts well, however I also snapped my blade at the base. This seems to be a common theme from reading the reviews. I wasn't doing anything crazy, just cutting branches. The blade does flex while cutting. Additional stiffness is warranted.
I've had one of these for a few years now, it stays in my hunting pack and is used all the time. A great bargain for a super sharp saw.
Had it over one year and never used it the on a hike with my 11 year old daughter. I used it to clear branches from the trail about fifteen minutes and maybe ten branches and the blade snaps off at the base. But worked great until then. A thicker, less flexible blade and it would be worth the money.
This saw is amazing! I use it while riding my mountain bike in case 5'' or smaller trees are down on the trail. I am not sure what the problem was with the Oct 29 posters saw. Mine works great!
The blade on this saw is too thin and weak. It binds in almost anything. I used mine for a short time and actually bent the blade.I also had to use my pliers to tighten the knurl knob, otherwise it would not stay open. I would not count on this saw for a survival tool, in its current state. I have had a Gerber folding saw for years, one of the older ones, since the 80's I believe. It is still in use today.
I bought this saw for cutting firewood when camping. I liked it because of its small packable size and it gave me the option to hang it off my pack on a caribiner. The only problem is the teeth are far too fine for fast ripping wood. I don't need a fine cut in the middle of the woods when trying to make a fire fast after 10 miles of hiking when I'm cold and tired. I just need something that cuts wood fast and this saw is far from that. It makes absolutely no sense to put fine tooth blade on a campers saw. We are not in the woods making furniture! Please make a course tooth fast ripping blade available so I can replace the current blade since this saw serves no purpose. I can break wood apart faster and with less energy with my foot than this saw and I'm serious. I expect a saw to do the one intended purpose it serves and that is too cut wood efficiently. Moreover, the kerf is too thick which creates more resistance when cutting and the handle is unnecessarily heavy and could be shortened by almost an inch. For a company that specializes in cutting tools you have seriously hurt your reputation with this poorly designed product. The product manager on this should lose his job.
This is the best saw I have used for wilderness canoe camping. I have had one of the older styles of this saw for over 5 years and it is the only saw I take. My saw weighs 3.125 Oz. and does not require a sheath.
The old saw was great but this version of the blade stinks. The handle is a big improvement though.
I'v had this saw for a wile and its a good saw its worth it its good for cutting 1 inch thick trees in the moutians and good to 5 inch trees
i have used the previous model of this saw and loved it. thinking this would be the same sharp, fast cutting, safe storing saw i bought it to replace my worn out 377805. this saw although razor sharp, very quickly binds after cutting only 1/4 to 1/2 inch into dead or green wood alike. it is impossible to complete a cut through anything thicker than 3/4 inches. suspecting the reason for the binding was that teeth of the saw were the same width as the following blade. and as the saw was of no use to me, i decided to bend each alternating tooth slightly to make the cut wider than the blade. on testing on a two inch green branch, the saw cut quickly and easily through the branch. unless you are willing to put the blade in a vice and tweak each tooth outward slightly, i cannot recommend this saw.
I bought this saw because i absolutely loved the previous model the 46048. This model is not a functional cutting tool and the problem is in the blade. In either dead or live wood branches, this saw will bind to the point of immobility once it penetrates 1/4 to 1/2 inch into the branch. The previous model would cut green wood like a knife thru butter. The handle design and lock are fine. I believe the problem is that the blade is the same width from the teeth edge to the top edge, and to cut properly the teeth must cut a wider path than the supporting blade that follows them. I plan to do two things. Measure the blade with my calipers to confirm my suspicion about the blade width, and second since the saw is non usable, I plan to carefully splay alternating teeth so it will cut a wider path. And if I can find the broken blade of my old saw, I will make measurements to see what is the difference between the two blades. In it's current form, do not purchase this saw.
this saw works, but you can easily tell it is very cheaply made and i wont b surprised when it breaks. but for 10$, you get what u pay for
Handle is improvement over original Gerber sliding blade saw I had, however the l blade that was on older saw was much better at cutting.. I was disappointed.
Is there a possibility of getting one of the original blades from the old saw>
garbage . spend 12$ elsewhere
same as a couple other reviews, cutting green sapling at an awkward angle and I pulled it out of the snow to see it was broken in half... kept going until it snapped at the base..... weak blade.
I love the fact that it is small, extreamly light weight & compact. How ever the blade is very thin, therefore can bind very easily when cutting green wood. If you know how to cut, and know how phisic's works then it will be a fine and dandy little saw, let the teeth do the work and not your body!
when it was intact, it was a great saw. compact (pocket size) and lightweight.. used extensively.. however, the blade broke fairly easily.. make a tougher blade and this can be a great 5/5 star product.
I bought the saw to use for trimming brush and small branches along trails. It is lightweight and easy to carry.
Unfortunatly, the blade binds in any significant depth cut. It works only if you can bend the tree or branch to keep the cut open.
It only works for very small stuff and the blade broke when when I tried to cut a 1" diameter tree.
Product has a forever factory warranty - see http://www.gerbergear.com/warranty
i bought a gerber sliding saw with a blade that says FOR SLIDER SAW i broke my blade and i pulled out the blade and there was a black thing on the end and my new blade did not fit.
Used it for first time when going on a kayak trip with my friends. I bent the blade after using it just a few minutes then the blade broke. I'am not that impressed, hope to get a better one from Gerber when returning it.
horrible saw sorry to say :( brought it with me camping managed to break tip off in very little time and after that it just got worse. broke the thing down to 4 inches in a matter of minutes.
i had some gloves on and i could shatter the blade like cheap toothpicks with very little effort with my bare hands, i was trying to straighten the blade after it bent. definitely would not recommend for anything