Exchange-A-Blade Saw w/ Black Sheath
As pull saws go, Gerber Exchange-A-Blade Saws more than hold their own. The stainless steel blades are as sharp and durable as the dickens, whether you're using the coarse blade on wood or the fine blade on hardwoods or big game bones. After all, they're designed to be 1/3 more efficient than typical handsaws. Include one of these in your gear, and you're good to go.
- Exchange coarse or fine saw blade with ease
- High carbon stainless steel saw blade
- Cut with 1/3 the effort of other saws
Two words: Lightweight, Durable.
I have used this tool to fell trees, de-limb, and construct camp. Not to mention, this saw has helped gut more big game while in my pack than most folks see in a lifetime.
Extremely easy to clean, and keeps an edge excellently. Its been in my pack for years, and will continue to outlast many other tools I'm sure.
Another example of cheapness. Look at where it is made, that's part of the problem. back to the store it goes. The blade had bends in it right out of the box...
I have this saw for years. it makes feild dressing a breeze and keeps the job safe. Extra blades are easy to find and not over priced.
First saw lasted about Five or six years. it got used hard. Second one didn't last one season. Thrird saw made it two days. NOT HAPPY with new saws!!
Borrowed this saw from my hunting buddy and broke it the first time I used it. Now I need to buy him a new one and one for myself. You can bet I'm not buying a Gerber for myself.
Had potential, but the blade broke on the third trip I used it. A saw from a hardware store would work better.
this saw is useless, bought last year never used it. Tried to install the bone blade this fall and could not get it place correctly, worked on it for over an hour. Not worth the effort. Will return to cabelas and get my money back.
I have had my saw for about 8 years, it was awsome until the handle broke recently. My friend bought one in 2011 and the blade broke on the first use, the quality of the blades on his is not nearly as good as my old one. I am going to see if I can get a replacement handle for mine because the old blades are much better.
kind of difficult to change the blade between course and fine, but other than that mine has gone through hundreds of maple, oak and hickory saplings ranging from half inch on up to right at 4 inches thick. have had it for about 8 or 9 years now. I love it and would recommend it to any one accept maybe the very serious bush crafter
Used product twice and on the second time the swivel part broke. Useless!
I read reviews on this site alot for schnitz'n'giggles. I find them amusing, especially about products I own. This saw is one of those items. I'm not sure what these other guys are doing to their saws, (if they really own them at all...) but I bought mine in 2001. I've used my saw to cut lumber and branches, critters and probably a few things I shouldn't have. Funny thing is, when being used as a saw it works as it should. When being used for God knows what, chances are it'll break. Tip: If you buy a tool, know how to use it.
in the same boat. i've had mine for years, more than i can count, only replacing the blade for the first time. i suspect the people who have had bad luck have been using it roughly.
i'd still recommend it
I was first concerned by the thin flimsy blades. Turns out that the handle failed before the blade. It just split in two! Only cut limbs up to about three inches. A mighty expensive saw for one-time use. Better to buy a Stanley hand saw at the hardware store.
At the beginning of this week in July 2012 there was three reviews mentioning that buyers had rated 1star for this tool. They had the same problem I had with mine. The handle broke after a few time of use. I sent and email for the warranty and. Asked questions on the tool. They emailed a response to send the tool and ignored my questions. In summary this is not a tool you can depend on and there can be injuries when the handle brakes.
I've had this saw for well over 15 years. I bought it along with a Gerber axe to use while camping. I thought the saw would just be a novel back-up to the axe, but it was the other way around. This saw cuts through branches and small trees with ease! I never even changed the blade, I just kept the course blade on until it got bent or broken (i don't remember which) a year or so ago.
I was a little surprised to come to this page and find that the saw is still made, but I was very surprised to see all of the very bad reviews. Perhaps manufacturing of the saw has changed, but mine looks exactly like the picture, only the print on the blade is different and the button on mine says "Gerber USA" instead of just "Gerber". My plastic handle does not feel flimsy or weak, and has not cracked or broken. The course blade was on the saw for at least 14 years before needing replacement.
I don't like the fine blade as much. I may order another course blade, now that I see they are still made!
I purchased this some time ago and used it for the first time yesterday on a small rotten branch. The handle is flimsy and broke within a few strokes. Poor construction!
complete and total piece of junk. built very very flimsy. fine blade broke 1/3 of the way through a 2 inch pice of Norway Maple. FIRST CUT!
the course blade warped on me the first cut as well. not a saw that can be relied upon for any kind of work.
I received this for Christmas from my son and didn't even get a chance to use it. The cheap plastic handle broke upon the first opening of the saw. Gerber has to do a major improvement on these handles as I have seen many poor reviews on them. I would like Gerber to send me a new one that is better quality than the one I have. Gerber is a trusted name in the cutlery industry but not by this saw.
I've had mine for years now. Never a problem. Cleared many of shooting lanes, and used bone blade for many deer cleanings and antler crafts. Happy to have mine.
I had this saw and like others the button/locking mechanism broke when the handle cracked and was only used very mildly
Very disappointed. I fly helicopters in Alaska and bought this to clear brush and small trees for LZ's. Broke the second time I used it . Would not suggest this to even cut a cake, much less as a working tool. Now have a hard time going back to anything Gerber. Too bad
Sending this saw back again for the 2nd time w/same failure. Left a voice mail w/warranty department & this saw failed in same manner both times. The blade folds back an damages the handle. The button and pin failed again...Only used first one 1x and this one 4x. The warranty is good, but this saw is very poor quality.
Very disappointed with this saw.... handle broke during the first use trying to clear branches.... luckily it held up to clean at least one deer for me, but its barely even usuably now!
Purchased this for the 2011 hunting season. Figured it would be a good product having the Gerber name. The blades worked fine but the black handle part started coming apart while cutting some limbs and the the silver button and the spring fell out while try to clean a deer. Now the baldes will not stay open in the locked postion. Very poorly made for what it is expected to do.
I bought this saw this fall used it a couple times. Pulled it out today to set up my stand for rifle season, cut branches off a pine tree and the handle cracked down the center. I have been using Gerber products for many years. This saw is the cheapest product I have ever bought from the company. I will be calling and asking for my money back or a big up grade in product. I have a cheap Hardware store saw that is all bent up that has lasted for many years, mmmm that doesn't make me happy that I spent my money on a great name like Gerber and it lasts not even a bow season.
Very poor product, should not be on the market under the Gerber name! Broke both blades field dressing a mulie buck a long way from the truck.....sad!
Nothing worse then having your saw break when trying to clear shooting lanes. everything was tight and the lock button popped out while cutting a 3 to 4 inch diameter pine tree. Lost the spring so now the lock is pretty much useless. Had to finish the cut
Broke in the first 2 min. Awful construction. don't waste the money. Not made with the quality i have come a costumed to with other Gerber products.
This product is poorly manufactured and of very low quality. The tip broke off 5 minutes into it's first use and had difficulty cutting anything thicker than a garden hose. My recommendation is the same as above.
The handle separated after a few cuts of a 2-3 diameter downed Birch stem. Therefore, this well be the only Gerber product I will ever purchase, since the cost to me was about $6 per cut. Everything else works fine.
I do NOT recommend this product.