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Silky POCKETBOY 170 Saw


Silky Pocketboy 170 Medium Teeth Folding Saw is one of the best on the market. Their sleek, compact saw features a rust-resistant blade with hard chrome plating. Precision-ground, razor sharp teeth provide fast, smooth cutting. Select a model with larger teeth for faster cutting, or choose a model with finer teeth for smooth, precision cuts. Large teeth saws are best for pruning and green wood. Medium teeth saws are best for soft wood. Fine teeth saws are best for hard wood and bamboo. Each blade resists the effects of tree resin and easily wipes clean. The non-slip rubber handle provides a sure, comfortable grip. Plastic carrying case with belt clip included. Limited lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
I seldom give 5 stars

VERY good quality. The tool has a metal frame, wrapped in plastic. Plastic only frames tend to make closing the saw difficult, as the frame twists and the saw hits the edges. Very sharp blade, excellent craftsmanship. I try to buy high quality tools instead of 2yr throw aways and this appears to have been a good buy. Yes, not the cheapest you can buy, but if you keep tools a long time, like me, this is a very nice saw.

PocketBoy 170 plus its Case make a great backpacking/camping or landscape saw

I've purchased the Silky PocketBoy 170 (mm) in coarse (Red), medium (Black), and fine (Yellow). All are very well built, very durable, and very effective saws. Further, the PocketBoy 170's come with a smooth, close-fitting, clear plastic case that protects the rest of your gear if in your backpack, waist pack or back pocket. Finally, replacement blades for all 3 are readily available on Amazon (from Japan), and do arrive quite quickly; replacement blades mean field replacement is possible, while with competitive product you might as well just buy another saw instead.
I have compared the medium (Black) and coarse (Red) PocketBoys with competitive saws from Corona, Ace Hardware, and Coghlan's, and found that the PocketBoy Red (coarse) does outperform the others in a "number of strokes" test to cut through a 4" hardwood branch. (Corona a close second), PocketBoy Black (medium) ties with the others - but the cut is much cleaner and effort 'smoother' with the PocketBoy.
If you're looking for a good backpacking saw, give the PocketBoy 170 Red (coarse) or Black (medium) a serious consideration.

Silky POCKETBOY 170 Saw

I was quite impressed with this little garden saw. It makes quick work of small branches. 2"-3" in diameter are no issue. I bought this to help clear some brush at our property in Northern Wisconsin. The heavy woods make lugging a chainsaw a pain and this performed as exactly as I had hoped. To really test its capabilities I took to a larger trunk and with a little bit of elbow grease it got the job done. Overall happy with purchase. Only down side is due to the type of saw the blade is very fragile. Just be careful not to go too fast and you shouldn't have any issues.