One tool the Axe & Answered team love is the axe of course, but it’s not the only useful tool out there. One of those useful tools is a folding saw.
They are typically easier to store and carry than an axe or hatchet due to the blade that folds into the handle. They might take a little longer to get the job done, depending on the task at hand, but their small size and light weight might be more of an advantage for you than the sheer power of an axe.
The reviews below go into the finer details of each saw, but if you’re in a rush check out the Quick Chart directly below.
When a trail axe won’t work for you, a folding saw might. But, as all tools are concerned, not all saws are the same.
One of the very first parts of the saw you’ll want to check out if the blade. Is the length suitable for your needs? Does the blade have small teeth or large teeth?
If you’ll be using your saw for long hikes you’ll also want to take the weight into consideration. When you’re trekking long distances, every ounce matters.
Some folding saws also come with very useful carrying cases. Does the saw you are looking at include one? Is it waterproof?
All of the above questions should help you decide which is the best folding saw for your particular needs.
Whether you are looking for a good folding saw for camping, back packing, or just general landscaping, any of the above options should do the job.
However, you may want to keep in mind that if you’re going on a long trek, a small lightweight saw will keep your load light. If you plan on only using it around your home, a longer blade is probably going to be more efficient.
If you are a heavy user you may also want to make sure it’s easy to replace the blade as although all three of the folding saws reviewed here have durable blades, they aren’t impervious to breaks.
A folding hand saw is a great utility tool. It lacks the raw power of an axe, but it’s still extremely useful for quickly and efficiently pruning and clean up branches.
Whichever model you eventually settle on, as long as you choose the best folding hand saw for your particular needs, you will be happy with your purchase.