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FishyFolk
25-02-2013, 05:10 PM
The weapon of choice for many scandinavian craftsmen, carpenters and outdoorsy kind of people is the "Biltema" bow saw, which can be had for 9
in a test it got 4 out of 5 points. The test was carried out by craftsmen in Sweden. I do not think you have Biltema in the UK but you do have Clas Ohlson....and they sell the winner of the test, the G-man bow saw for 8.99

Here is the swedish test. You can see the tables and what saws they where up against:

http://www.biltema.no/Documents/produkttester/ba_16463_14-2012.pdf

Anyway these saws are regularily praised on scandi outdoors forums as the one to get. It's the Mora of bow saws.

I am in no way associated with Biltema or Clas Ohlson, I just like cheap stuff that works.
And a good bowMsaw is handy for processing lots of wood for a night out...well, if you're car camping and you are not Martin. ;)

HillBill
25-02-2013, 06:00 PM
Cheers for that mate. One thing i am missing in my tool kit is a decent bow saw. :)

rawfish111
25-02-2013, 06:09 PM
just might have to....

FishyFolk
25-02-2013, 06:10 PM
Thats why I am heading in the direction of Biltema in the morrow to procure one, the OP was the result of my research....well I also called my dad, and he also recoemnded the Biltema saw.

Bernie
25-02-2013, 07:16 PM
I have.. er.. 3. :D Actually 2 and a half because one of them is a mini bow saw.

But I'm still tempted to make a fold-up bow saw for taking with me in it's compact form.

I must be blind or just stupid, but I don't see where we can buy one for 8.99. Do you have a link?

FishyFolk
25-02-2013, 07:25 PM
I have.. er.. 3. :D Actually 2 and a half because one of them is a mini bow saw.

But I'm still tempted to make a fold-up bow saw for taking with me in it's compact form.

I must be blind or just stupid, but I don't see where we can buy one for 8.99. Do you have a link?

Doh!

:please: :Sorry: :shocked:

Here is the link :-)

http://www.clasohlson.com/uk/G-Man-Bow-Saw/Pr307549000

midas
03-01-2014, 05:30 PM
ToolStation have them for under 6.
Scewfix.com 21" 6.99..24" 7.99..30" 8.99

NorthernYeti
27-01-2014, 07:41 PM
I have a big ol' bow saw blade just a cheap 36" that goes over my pack and i just bend a bit of branch for a handle or i use a buck saw system for it

Midge_Fodder
18-02-2014, 12:00 PM
I Wombled my folding bucksaw from an old sofa (seasoned beech frame), cost to me was the cost of a blade and a length of paracord.

rik_uk3
18-02-2014, 01:16 PM
I love Clas Ohlson, great chain of stores and real bargains to be had.

(not wanting to go off topic but http://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Asaklitt-Spirit-Stove/34-3320 is a good bit of kit, its pretty much a clone of the Optimus Tor Purple Flame/91)

FishyFolk
18-02-2014, 01:34 PM
I love Clas Ohlson, great chain of stores and real bargains to be had.

(not wanting to go off topic but http://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Asaklitt-Spirit-Stove/34-3320 is a good bit of kit, its pretty much a clone of the Optimus Tor Purple Flame/91)

I got that set. It's a very good alternative to the much more expensive Trangia cooks sets. The meths burner is more or less the same as a trangia burner, and the same size. So it will fit in whatever the trangia burner fits in. The overall size is also smaller than the trangia, so it packs better. I am using ime in this video:

http://youtu.be/DGqJWyk56bg?t=17m23s

midas
18-02-2014, 01:41 PM
Thats Asakit's a bargain,Rik.Just bought a similar set of pans,n no stove,etc.

atoz
19-11-2014, 06:48 PM
It is not the frame but the blade that makes a good bow saw. Is what I have found.

Cheers