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Unbelievable Saw®?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Dionysusigma, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Well-Known Member

    Was browsing through some material about SHT... er, camping stuff for hikers, and the recommendation of a flexible saw came up. I googled the term, and expected to see either those cheap Wal-Mart cable saws that break after five minutes of use or those PVC saws.

    Then, I came across this: http://www.unbelievable-saw.com/ , and it looks promising. Unfirtunately, I've not been able to find any objective reviews on it.

    Anyone have any input? :confused:
  2. sm

    sm member

    I am not familiar with that particular offering.

    I am with one that sure looks like that one Timber Folks carried I assisted some years ago.
    These Tree Trimmers used shotguns, and I assisted with the shotgun part with them.

    They traveled light and had a flexible saw and that sucker would flat cut!

    IIRC, they said their saw bore out of the Air Force survival saw, much smaller, still like the one Chuck Yeager used to get out of a Prison after being shot down, or used to make a splint for another downed pilot and evading the enemy.

    Get one, cut something down and report back.
    I am curious!

  3. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    The manual chainsaw chain saws have been around for a while. They cut well.
  4. Boats

    Boats member

    I have found pocket chainsaws to be great in theory but not in practice. They twist, kink, get gunked up, are impossible to sharpen, require using both hands,, and are next to unusable in poor light.

    A high quality folding handsaw is a better choice IMO.

    My favorite:



    When the blade gets dull, $17.00 gets a brand new one for swapping in.

    OUTDOORBUY New Member

    Unbelievable Saw - Great!

    I have used the Unbelievable Saw and have found it to be a great tool. It truly is unbelievable! As can be seen at the web-site www.unbelievable-saw.com, it cuts through a 4": limb in just 11 seconds. It operates with a pulling motion so it is very easy to use.
  6. feedthehogs

    feedthehogs Well-Known Member

    All well and good if what your cutting is secure, as in still part of a tree. Try cutting and holding a loose branch or log with that type of saw.
  7. RancidSumo

    RancidSumo Well-Known Member

    Makes you wonder considering it is his first/only post...

    OUTDOORBUY New Member

    Unbelievable Saw - Using On Fallen Limbs

    I Have Found That For A Limb That Is Not A Part Of A Tree, Simply Put One Foot On The Limb With The Saw Underneath And Pull. This Gives The Same Speed As The Video And Is As Effective As Any Saw For Cutting A Fallen Limb. Great For Cutting Fallen Limbs To Length For Garbage Pickup. I Believe That This May Be The Best Saw In The World For Cutting Falllen Limbs To Length. By The Time You Get A Power Chain Saw Started, You Can Be Finished Most Jobs. It Is Also Great For Cutting Tree Roots Since All You Need To Do Is Get The Blade Underneath The Root And Pull. Since The Saw Cuts To The Inside, It Does Not Dull The Saw In The Dirt.
  9. sm

    sm member


    Good points as always by you.

    Tree trimmers were using for emergency use, as they traveled light.
    Timber markers did too.

    Folding saws are great! Just traveling light and being mobile and flexible was the key, so these little flex saws were like I shared earlier - emergency use.

    I still get tickled at tree trimmers and timber markers traveling light and making small fires, or using candle stoves, and having good folding pocket knife like a Slimline Trapper, or Stockman...being out for days/week at a time.

    Then we see a person at a road side park, with a grill, and they had more tree cutting stuff than Paul Bunyan just to roast a hot dawg.

    "Honey, get the the big Stihl and double headed axe out of the truck, the kids want to cook hot daws and roast marshmellows..."

    And folks wonder why women duck under the dash when other cars drive by at roadside parks...

  10. CWL

    CWL Well-Known Member

    I bought a similiar item although mine comes packed into a can the size of two snuff tins.

    Although it works, I have found it too heavy to add to my pack.
  11. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Well-Known Member

    Heavy? :confused:

    Doesn't look big enough to be too heavy for anything unless it's made of uranium... :scrutiny:
  12. sm

    sm member


    The flex saws I am familiar are not heavy.

    Okay, skip the SAK Soldier for now...
    Get a handsome quality folder and save a damsel from distress and let her buy you a Soldier.

    You need to save up and get a Shing.
    Now what good looking gal is not going to go all "pitter-patter" over a fella slicing a lime for her drink with one of these at some shin-dig one has to dress nice?

    Get a paper towel or two, as you might drool on your keyboard.

    *I'm Helping*
  13. mp510

    mp510 Well-Known Member

    I have one of those Ultimate Saws- actually, the POcket Chainsaw, which is effectively the same product by the same company. Mine is packed in a tin, and I don't have the plastic factory handles. Instead, I use some homemade handles, which are just wood. Well worth the money. In the tin, they travel real compact.

  14. CWL

    CWL Well-Known Member

    I guess I'm a stickler for extra weight as I try to go ultralight nowadays.

    For me, it is one more item I don't need as I'd prefer to apply the weight towards a small axe instead.
  15. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    That Sounds Positively Fantastic. I Wonder If You Happen To Sell These Items.

  16. Caimlas

    Caimlas Well-Known Member

    IMO, there's rarely going to be a case where you'd actually need such a chain saw in a camping/hiking scenario. You'll be wherever you are for a relatively short while, any any wood-for-fire needs can -easily- be met by scavenging, and groundfall small enough to break by pressure/stepping on will be mostly sufficient. For bigger stuff, you can always do the "push into fire at an elevated angle as the log burns" trick.

    For SHTF bug-out, such a chain saw might be useful, depending on how far you're going, how you're getting there, and what's at the location you're going to. If you're going to have to trek manually, and build your shelter when you get there, or need to harvest a significant amount of wood for fires, it'd certainly be useful.

    oh, and none of those links you guys have provided are resolving for me. Not sure what the problem is.
  17. sm

    sm member

    Tree trimmers had these for a first responder tool /first aid tool.
    Timber markers did too...

    One could use these in an emergency to get limbs off someone (or self) to render first aid until better help with better tools could be used.

    These ladies and gents used shotguns to shoot tree limbs.
    Some other workers did other tasks, and if they or someone had a limb come down, getting to them was a bit safer with a little saw in some instances that using chain saws, or axes, or hatches...

    Just another tool in the tool box and I thought the health safety folks had a really good idea for adding these flex saws to assist these folks.
  18. lesjones

    lesjones Well-Known Member

    Sven Saw

    I've never owned one, but I've seen fellow backpackers use the Sven Saw. Light, folds down to a compact size, and Campmor has been selling them forever.

  19. highorder

    highorder Well-Known Member

    the Sven Saw is my choice in the back country. light, stable, and effective.

    and I don't sell them!
  20. alaskanativeson

    alaskanativeson Well-Known Member

    I had a Sven Saw and broke it. Of course I was probably 16 and was using it for a job much bigger than I should have been. For a lightweight carrying saw it's fine. I have a Wyoming Saw II which is really sturdy but it's also much heavier. I wouldn't want to carry it in my hunting pack.

    I have one of These which I liked, but I found a Browning take-down saw that is heavy duty aluminum and plastic which is built like a beast yet still pretty light. It's what I carry in my pack today, though I've never seen another one since.

    No, I won't sell it to you.

    I don't sell saws either, but I will be glad to correct your grammar for you if you need.

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