A Folding Pruning Saw For Serious Work

Bestseller A Folding Pruning Saw For Serious Work
A really tough-duty outdoors tool
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23K04.04 Large Folding Pruning Saw

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23K04.05 Folding Saw Replacement Blade

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This is the best Japanese tooth-pattern folding work saw we have discovered, The blade is a full 10" long with a tooth depth of 3/16" - so this is a very fast cutting tool. The rubber covered handle is all steel, the pivot is robust and the blade lock is totally secure.

You can carry it in a deep pocket, or wheelbarrow. Either way, it's not going to be damaged. This is a beauty and we surely like it a lot.

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  • Incredible saw

    John Gable, 5/23/2016 This thing cuts through roots FAST! Great for removing tree stumps!
  • Fine saw

    Hal, 5/19/2016 Nice saw, well made and extremely sharp.
  • Unit 1 Quiz 1

    dennis mahoney, 5/8/2016 I've used a lot of hand saws but this one is the best.
  • Great pruner.

    Cecelia Clark, 4/14/2016 Cuts great when I don't want to use the loppers. Sliced down a banana tree in 2 pulls. Folds up neatly and keeps blade sharp.
  • Finally a folding saw that can take a beating!!

    Tim , 4/3/2016 This Saw is exactly what I have been looking. I use a folding saw while doing outdoor activities like hunting, camping, and backpacking and this saw meets those demands. I have used other similar style and they have all broke. This is all metal and zips through tress up to 6" diameter with ease. A must have for those outdoors men and woman.
  • Better than the big box stores

    Richard, 3/28/2016 The folding saw makes quick work of small branches. It's better made than any I've seen in the big box stores. Saves time and effort.
  • Does the Job

    Baron Rojo, 3/26/2016 I have a cheap but effective bow saw I use for every job that doesn't need a chainsaw, but sometimes the branches are too close together for a bow saw. For those cases, I'd get a keyhole-type saw from the shop; that's what I got this saw for. I chose it over similar types offered by other vendors because I liked the price, and the way it looked like it would work the way I want. But I couldn't write a proper review before putting it to use, and fortunately there were a couple of green branches an inch or smaller in diameter that needed trimming.

    This saw is Japanese, as Garrett Wade points out, which means it cuts on the draw, not the push -- which is fine by me. (The one it replaces cuts both ways.) It's fast, but has a surprising tendency to stick; I guess experience is needed. One minor engineering shortcoming is worth calling to attention: If you intend to use that hole in the handle for hanging up the tool (as I do), you need to note that sawteeth stick into it when the blade is folded, and take precautions.

    Because it folds, you can stick this saw in a back pocket; good for climbing ladders on the way up to that branch. Despite its length, it's easy to forget it's back there, too -- until you need it. It's big enough to cut with authority, slim enough to get in where it's needed.

  • Strong Work Horse

    Larry Bush, 3/25/2016 Volunteer at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Saw is larger and stronger than most folding saws and does the job of larger saws. . I do agree that the hanging hole needs a redesign to be more practical. I just keep mine in my back pocket.
  • Wonderful pruning saw

    Katherine , 3/3/2016 We bought this to prune our fruit trees. It cut the branches exceptionally well. I am very pleased with this saw.
  • Excellent Pruning Tool

    Katherine , 3/3/2016 We used this to prune fruit trees. It cut exceptionally well. I was very pleased with the product.
  • Wickedly Sharp

    WILLIAM J GORJANCE, 3/3/2016 My folding pruning saw is amazingly sharp and easy to handle so I can get into the interlocking branches that are my problem areas.
  • Safe, easy cutting

    AJ in VT, 12/8/2015 I have been using this saw quite often for two or three years and it seems as sharp as new. Very fast cutting because it's sharp and has a long draw. The blade lock is reliable. I use this for stems up to 4" Overall much less effort than carrying a chainsaw, wearing chaps and heavy boots. Great for trail maintenance; carry the nippers and stick this in your pocket.
  • Made of Steel

    James Stolpa, 9/9/2015 I volunteer doing state park trail work. Tools must be light and tough because we're often far from trailheads. This saw is not as light as some plastic folding saws, but is so much larger and tougher that it's worth the slight extra weight. We use chain saws and logging saws, but at times a smaller saw is needed. The ONLY downside is that the hanging hole design is bad. The blade protrudes into the hole cutting any cord you might use to attach the saw to your pack. My solution was a wire tie and a split ring. The tie is positioned beyond reach of the blade. GW should press the manufacturer to correct this small flaw.
  • Backpack Saw

    Ed Coker, 8/3/2015 Very good saw that folds up to fit in my backpack. Cuts wood like a hot knife through butter.
  • Folding Pruning Saw

    Mark Kucera, 7/4/2015 Nice saw for many tasks... Yard work / maintenance, trail blazing, camping, or to have in your vehicle for emergencies. Built well and sturdy without too much weight. As said before, the lanyard hole is in a very poor position. The lock system works well and, while there are 2 lock open positions, only one seems useful. The second lock hyper extends the blade making it angle back beyond straight. I guess there could be a time when you need this but it would have been much more useful if they had the other lock in a place where the blade was less then fully open to give the saw more of a hooking ability to help in times when you need a little extra help with sawing causing your draw stroke to kind of push the end of the blade into your work... Hook saw.. I think the saw will last and continue to perform well. 1 star knocked off for lanyard hole and second lock positions.
  • Very Good Saw

    Jim Huffaker, 5/27/2015 I have lots of bamboo, which gets very hard when mature and that is a short time, when I get busy I can not cut the bamboo until it is very hard and I need a good saw. The Garrett Wade pruning saw is very good and will cut the bamboo very easily, like if it where a tomato.....
  • Fine Folder

    Jeff Ross, 5/26/2015 Excellent saw. Good balance. Good grip. Cuts like a full size and has advantages of a folder. Top quality tool I highly recommend.
  • Very Useful & Sharp

    J Pong, 5/26/2015 Great pruning saw for the money. Cuts fast and sharp every time.
  • The Top Performer Cutter

    Humberto Guitron, 5/15/2015 Cutting with this saw is a very enjoying activity with almost no effort; cuts wood like a hot knife on butter.
  • Hungry

    Doug Bingham, 4/5/2015 A very hungry saw!! Tree limbs to big for my pruners this saw worked great.
  • Very Useful

    Ronald Wilson, 3/24/2015 Perfect size, easy use, very sharp. Only wish I had purchased an extra blade.
  • Exceptional Value & Quality

    Tom Kasprzak, 2/16/2015 Makes fast work of any pruning job and so convenient that I leave it in my cars emergency pack. Great tool, great price, outstanding value!
  • Great Tool

    Mark Schimpf, 1/28/2015 Threw away my old saw after I used this just once, really cuts well.
  • Great Trail Saw

    Dave Bingham, 1/17/2015 This pruning saw works well for clearing trails & was purchased as a replacement for the Silky that fell off a bridge into the river below. The blade is only 1/2 as thick as the silky - might not work well on any trees larger than 8 diameter...haven't tried it yet. We always carry a folding pruning saw while trail riding our horses in the Pacific Northwest & this saw works real well for that."
  • Great Saw!

    Robin Faulkner, 1/11/2015 I bought two of these, along with two spare blades. These will be used in the field for bushcraft use. I do not care for the way the handles are made, as without good gloves your hands will suffer. Also, there is a drilled hole for a lanyard... unfortunately, when the blade is closed, several of the teeth of the blade come right through this hole. This of course, will result in any lanyard placed through the hole being damaged and eventually cut through. This can easily be fixed by placing the lanyard hole in a bit different place through the handle, or in our case, we placed threaded brass inserts sized to fill the lanyard holes. The blade teeth now stop short of coming through the lanyard hole, cutting the lanyard. The saws are very sharp, cut both ways, and make short work of both green and seasoned woods. These saws would be greatly improved if attention is payed to those points I've raised. Offer an optional belt sheath and these saws should be great additions to anyone's bush tools, but don't forget your work gloves! Blisters in the bush, and you can easily become a casualty. 4 stars easily, 5 with the suggested changes! Thanks for the opportunity to rate these really great bush saws.
  • I Love This Saw

    Charles Haseltine, 12/4/2014 I toss this saw into my pack when I go for hikes in my local parks. It's light and compact enough I don't mind carrying it. I've tackled 8 branches across the trail quickly and efficiently. It's big teeth are aggressive and they're pretty easy to sharpen myself."
  • Pocket Presence

    John, 10/31/2014 Works great at any angle. Slips into a back pocket, ready for use anytime. Saws quickly and makes a clean cut.
  • Great Quality

    Hugh, 10/24/2014 I recently bought some blades similar to this for my electric sawzall and was very impressed with the speed and ease they cut through branches, limbs,small stumps,roots and also the technology that creates these blades. I haven't used this particular blade yet, but I really like the heft and feel of it, it looks like a precision instrument. I also like the heavy chrome plating on the metal parts for the handle and the fact that it has two locking positions for the blade, I look forward to using it for fine pruning my fruit trees this Fall.
    Rate & Review Honorable Mention $50 Winner October 2014 Rate & Review Honorable Mention $50 Winner. Congratulations, Hugh!!
  • Highly Recommended

    Larry Bush, 10/24/2014 I volunteer @ the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden and trim tree there. I recommend this saw to anyone who trims trees. The saw, it makes a smith cut and and uses less energy as it retains its sharpness for quite awhile . It is the best folding saw I ever used. It gives my silky a run for the money.
  • Retired Guy

    Edward Jones, 8/17/2014 One of the volunteers who trims the trees at the Desert Botanical Garden where I volunteer had this saw and loved it. I bought it to trim the many mesquite and palo verde trees in my yard. It works great and is quick and leaves a clean cut. After many uses it is still very sharp. Think I will get the extra blade just to have it. Great Saw for the money.
  • Great Saw

    Paul Loudenslager, 8/12/2014 I thought I'd lost the other similar saw and I used it often to cut limbs from the 70+ pine trees on my property. Needed a saw pronto and saw this one. Checked other saws online and this one is a inexpensive if not more so. Have used it for over a week and it cuts well. Highly recommended.
  • Best Thing Ever

    Lora, 7/4/2014 This saw is wonderful. I was able to do a 3 hour job in about 1hour and in the heat of Florida that helps. It cut through the palm trees with big needles the stab with no problem and you don't get stabbed. Wonderful and I love it.
  • My Folding Helper

    Jennifer Domaille, 6/16/2014 This is an absolutely fantastic saw! I'm impressed with its strength. I've had other pruning saws before but none as helpful and accurate as this one. Even though I'm not a very big person, this saw is easy to control and I can use it above my head on branches as thick as 1 1/2 with ease!"
  • A Cut Above

    Ernest Montenegro, 6/14/2014 As soon as my family gave me this beautiful pruning saw for Father's Day, I had to go outside and trim the lilac bush. I told my wife I love the feel of this tool. It is so well made and a joy to use. We looked over the catalogue and found more things we want to buy. The style quality and design of these hard-to-find items harks back to the tools made 100 years ago - tools mindfully-made to last and treasure.
  • Great Value

    Al.C, 4/14/2014 Overall, a great value, especially when on sale. Very sturdy latching mechanism and very good blade that makes short work of most any tree limb. For me the weakness is the narrow and hard rubber handle, it has edges which are not very comfortable.... wear gloves (or smooth out these edges) to avoid getting blisters!
  • Pruning Saw

    Betty Gossett, 3/16/2014 The pruning saw arrived quickly and I have already used it in the yard. I like that it can be folded to fit in my tool carrier and that it works so smoothly.
  • A Very Good Choice

    Carl Guzowsky, 1/21/2014 This saw works very well. It cuts with very few strokes and does not bind like my bow saw. I also like that I can carry it folded in my pocket to use when I'm on a ladder. I would recommend this highly.
  • Saw

    Bruce, 1/21/2014 Works as described. A bit long to slip easily into its handle when done, but no major problems. Sharp as hell.
  • Nice Compact Saw

    Stanley, 1/18/2014 Nice Compact handy Pruning Saw - Well Built - good quality.
  • Made a Great Gift!

    Will, 1/1/2014 This was a great gift for my son for Christmas. He has an acre to maintain and this saw will be v handy; he can even (carefully) climb a tree and (carefully) cut a good-sized branch with this well made sharp saw.
  • The Best Saw I've Ever Used

    Joel, 12/4/2013 I received one of these last year for Christmas. They make very fast yet smooth cuts on my fruit trees. These saws are the best!
  • Best Ever

    Andrew, 7/17/2013 I have used many other pruning saws but this one takes the cake. Best Ever! And I was not using it to cut cake - Ha! Although I might. This saw is happy cutting about anything.
  • Well Made

    John Jacox, 5/2/2013 This wood saw makes short work of cutting limbs whether live or dead. Just had a heavy snow which bent and broke many tree limbs in the community. May Magnolia tree lost 3 limbs. Trimmed up the breaks and broken limbs in short order. Two of the limbs were 5 inch diameter. The blade flexes like a normal handsaw. The crosscut teeth cut with each stroke, to and fro. Well made compact handsaw.
    Rate & Review Grand Prize $100 Winner May 2013 Rate & Review Grand Prize $100 Winner. Congratulations, John!!
  • Fast Cutting Tool

    Teresa, 3/25/2013 Wow, this saw made it much easier to prune our apple trees. Let the saw do the job, you don't need to use much force to get 4 branches cut in record time. It's also a great alternative to using a chain saw in tight areas. I plan on purchasing extra saw blades too. Thank you for offering top quality tools. "
  • Works Easily

    Donna, 3/13/2013 I have needed one of these for years to prune my roses and I saw this one online and I know the quality of Garrett Wade products so I ordered it. It is excellent! It cuts easily and quickly and folds safely so this is the one to get. It is solid and feels good in the hand, not flimsy.
  • Thank You

    Doug Bingham, 1/16/2013 The saw was a lot better then I expected,well made and a fine cutting edge.
  • Gardner

    Ken, 8/19/2012 Excellent outdoor gardening products sold here at Garrett Wade. No faulty cheesy junk, all high quality dependable products to make you yard work successful and enjoyable.
  • A Saw Just Right for Landscapers

    Nigel , 4/18/2012 This really is a top-notch folding saw fit for hard work. I have been a landscaper all my life, and have never come across a saw that preforms as well as this one does. It will handle long days of pruning heavy limbs without choking up like most other saws will. The holes in the blade do a nice job of reducing friction, making the cut more smooth. The blade is also longer than usual, making it great for cutting small trees when the chainsaw is not at hand. The locking mechanism is quick and smooth, unlike the Corona saws I had been using. On the Corona saws the blades would stick up and become unusable after only a few months of use. Save yourself some money and hassle with one of these saws. You wont need to stop at the hardware store every 3 months to get a new one.
  • Works Great

    NW gardener, 12/9/2011 Efficient tool. Works fast and fits easily in my tool kit.
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