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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.

$20
Item # 46036
Warranty

Features

  • Exchange coarse or fine saw blade with ease
  • High carbon stainless steel saw blade
  • Cut with 1/3 the effort of other saws
1 Mr Rob - OCT 29, 2014

Bring back the old style exchange a blade saw

1 Your Title Chad - JUN 27, 2014

It's not made as good,as they used to be

1 Your Title jeff - OCT 3, 2013

I had the same issue as Daniel, except I lucked out...mine lasted through "three" cuts. Very disappointed. I bought this one after I misplaced the one I had for about five years. (loved that one) My handle split in my hands as I was pulling it back with the interior spring exposing outward.

1 Firefighter Brian - OCT 2, 2013

Bent the first saw blade the first time I used it, way to thin. The handle fell apart and now it won't hold the other blade. Too bad I knew I should have went with the other saw.

1 VERY Dissapointed! Nate - SEP 24, 2013

Dont even want to give it one star. The blades are very weak. Broke the first blade before I was even 1/3 of the way through a 3" dia tree.

I have never been so dissapointed in a Gerber product until now

1 Cheap quality Josh - SEP 23, 2013

Similar experiences to the other reviews here. Used for limited cutting on one Elk (did not even gut this elk). Blade is way too flexible and the teeth are not durable. Several teeth broke off, and the remainder splayed outwards while cutting through an elk spine/neck. Big disappointment, it's junk after this one use. Should have stuck with my Buck folding saw I've used for years.

5 bowhunter Glenn - SEP 22, 2013

I've had one of these saws for at least ten years and have gotten a ton of use out of it. It's not meant for heavy limbs and trees but does great for clearing branches for a shooting lane. The blades are very sharp and stay that way even after much use. It's a great saw for the price,

1 Hunter Daniel - AUG 18, 2013

Lacks durability, plastic handle cracked on the second use during a hunt. The blade needs to be stronger, to much flex when sawing. Stepping up the quality control would yield a better product.

1 Hunter Daniel - AUG 18, 2013

Lacks durability, plastic handle cracked on the second use during a hunt. The blade needs to be stronger, to much flex when sawing. Stepping up the quality control would yield a better product.

3 Good, but..... Jason - JUN 13, 2013

It works but is VERRY CHEAP the blade bends when you fold it I would suggest the gator machete jr. It has a better saw

5 Outdoorsman Cole - FEB 11, 2013

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.

1 mr wazoo - DEC 26, 2012

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...

5 Great Saw Jerry - DEC 23, 2012

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.

2 guide Bob - NOV 9, 2012

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!!

1 BUSTED Tom - OCT 29, 2012

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.

1 Your Title John - OCT 24, 2012

Had potential, but the blade broke on the third trip I used it. A saw from a hardware store would work better.

1 Your Title Leon - OCT 11, 2012

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.

4 changed quality dennis - OCT 3, 2012

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.

4 Your Title anthony - AUG 17, 2012

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

1 Undependable WildTurkey1911 - AUG 17, 2012

Used product twice and on the second time the swivel part broke. Useless!

5 Jason Hunter & outdoorsman. - AUG 15, 2012

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.

5 Great saw Jordan - AUG 6, 2012

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

1 Scientist Disappointed - AUG 2, 2012

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.

1 concerned consumer Louis Godin - JUL 12, 2012

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.

5 over 15 years old Ben - JUL 2, 2012

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!

1 Your Title Carlyle - MAY 8, 2012

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!

1 renner joshua - JAN 21, 2012

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.

1 Manager, Mfg. Greg Hammell - JAN 8, 2012

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.
860-680-4271

3 Your Title Red Smitty - DEC 19, 2011

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.

1 TheWilltoHunt.com Will Jenkins - DEC 8, 2011

I had this saw and like others the button/locking mechanism broke when the handle cracked and was only used very mildly

1 Helicopter pilot - AK Daniel - NOV 30, 2011

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

1 Hunter/ATV'r Robert King - NOV 28, 2011

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.

1 Midwest Hunter - NOV 27, 2011

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!

1 Mr. George Lamartiniere - NOV 22, 2011

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.

1 Teacher/ outdoorsman deerhunt9 - NOV 13, 2011

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.

1 Your Title B&C Hunter - OCT 28, 2011

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!

1 Bow Hunter Chris Love - OCT 23, 2011

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

1 Hunter Mr. Woods - OCT 3, 2011

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.

1 Sr. Chainsaw - OCT 2, 2011

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.

1 retired Dan Johnson - SEP 28, 2011

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.

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