I had high hopes for this little saw. I never expected it to be the best saw in the world but something more than a cheap chinese saw. It's made in China.
The saw came assembled, sure, but I spent 15 minutes trying to seperate the two metal pieces that attatch to the handle. It should fit better than that, luckily it doest stick the other side of the same piece.and now I can easily assemble/ dissassemble the saw.
One of the major features I appreciated about the saw is that there is a small E clip on the end of the tensioner. While trying to reassemble the saw, the e clip fell off. The section its designed to fit doesn't really have a descent slot to kepp it from shifting. The clip itself is solid, I had to use pliers to snap it back in place. Time will tell if that happens again.
Now the tensioner... while it is square and the handle is cut for accordingly there is just enough room for it to twist a bit. This was easy enough to address while tightening down I just feel it could be a little better as it can lead to the thumb nut loosening slightly while cutting. This is somewhat negligible as the operator needs to check the tension while sawing any way.
The saw performed very well on the soft and frozen wood. I suspect it will do just fine on the hardwood. I'm anxious to see if the fine blade will work on bone.
For the purpose of being a pack saw, it still has potential for firing lane clearing, camp work, and blind building.