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  • Adam Finch

    Review: Silky Fox F180 Folding Pruning Saw

    It may not be the best knife, screwdriver, etc. but your glad of it when you need it!

    PROs:
    • Nice compact back up saw
    • Low price tag
    CONs:
    • None

    I recently purchased this saw from Gustharts, and to be honest purchased it due to the low price tag, and Silky name.
    At under £15, I wondered if it would be any good, but felt that it would be worth a try, and cheaper than my existing Laplander (Bahco) which needed replacing.
    Well, first impressions are very good. It has a good feel, with a nice grip and robust plastic handle. The blade has two locking points, one for normal use and one for using it inverted, for making an undercut.
    It gives a cleaner finish of cut than my old saw and I like the pull only feature of Japanese saws, especially a folder, as it feels safer, with less presure applied to the locking mechinism durring a push stroke.
    I’m sure that most reading this will already have a Silky or two, and will wonder why they need a small folding saw? Well, I think that it offers a light weight backup that can live on your harness, for that one last branch after you Ms200 runs out of fuel at the end of a job, or in the glovebox when you need to prune a few branches and dont need to gear up with all your kit.
    At the price, I think everyone should have one for those “just incase” moments, a bit like a swiss army knive, It may not be the best knife, screwdriver, etc. but your glad of it when you need it!



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