Tool Box: Solo on a bowsaw
Saturday 22 January 1994
What appears to be a code mysterious enough to baffle the wartime Bletchley Park cryptographers is Sandvikspeak for a light, compact and efficient bowsaw whose 24in blade has 83 triangular teeth.
A gnarled branch six inches thick was severed in only 35 seconds. My progress slowed after that, because I am not as fit as Nigel Kennedy, but the effort required remained commendably low right to the end of the job. The saw's performance appeared all the more admirable when I realised that Sandvik describes this model as 'best' for cutting dry or seasoned wood and only 'good' for logs and green timber.
Thoughtful details include a knuckle guard and a plastic cover for the blade, which costs pounds 4.86 to replace.
The saw itself is listed at pounds 12.98.
Sandvik Saws and Tools UK, Manor Way, Halesowen, West Midlands (021-550 4700)
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