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, stainless 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.
- Overall Length: 14.75"
- Closed Length: 8.50"
- Blade Length: 6.50"
- Weight: 5.00 oz
- Blade Type: Coarse/Wood
- Handle: glass-filled Nylon
- Perfect for cutting hard-to-reach branches
- Stainless steel blade features unique tooth pattern designed to cut wood efficiently
- Blade slides into handle for safe and compact carrying
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.
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