This saw is the clear choice of wire saws. It will break on you eventually but that's the nature of the wire saw. It has very rust resistant properties and the rings do swivel to aid in the sawing process. If you are looking for a longer lasting alternative look for a chain-like saw.
The wire saw is a good idea on paper but does not live up to its description. I found it hard to just cut a 1/4 inch of white pine, a soft wood. Spend a few extra bucks and get the pocket chainsaw. Much better investment.
- September 18, 2008
No Bad, But Not Great
I have used these for years and they are not very good. They do work well in a pinch, but trying to cut anything of size results in breaking the wire. Yes I know that its not really designed to cut branches of size, but some times you don't have a choice.
Like I said Not Bad, But Not Good Either
Cuts well but it's hard to coil up. It's useful in the bush
great hard to coil up again
while the saw itself works great for cutting just about anything, it comes coiled up, so when you go to cut something it will be fighting to return to its coiled position.i realize that this is a problem with anything metal, but it still keeps it from getting a perfect score. also, it is hard to keep perfectly coiled for transportation, you will have to weave it in and out of itself to get it to stick.
overall though, a great buy for six bucks.