Wicked Tough Hand Saw Review

by HuntingFreak

Wicked Tough Hand Saw

Most hunters know how important a tree saw can be, especially bowhunters. Whether hunting from a tree stand or ground blind, it seems there are always a few branches or saplings that need cut to clear a walking path or shooting lane.

A good tree saw can be hard to come by. I’ve used a few different ones over the years. With the abuse that a typical bowhunter puts on a tree saw, they never seem to last long. So when I saw the Wicked Tree Gear Saw, I couldn’t wait to give it a try.

Todd Pringnitz , president of White Knuckle Productions, Whitetails Inc, and Wicked Tree Gear has produced a saw that is specifically designed for hardcore hunters.

Wicked Tree GearI know from watching Todd’s videos, that he sets more tree stands in a season than most of us do in a lifetime. So if anyone would know how to design the perfect tree saw, it would be Todd without a doubt. This weekend I had the pleasure of using and testing the new Wicked Tough Hand Saw by Wicked Tree Gear.

First Impressions

My first impression was that it was one badass looking saw. I unfolded it to expose the super sharp teeth and started waving it around. My wife walked in the room and informed me that I was NOT Rambo and needed to put that thing away before I hurt someone. It was time to get serious, I was just hoping it would perform as well as it looked.

Specifications

The Wicked Tough Hand Saw is a folding, lightweight, compact saw that measures 8 1/4″ when closed and just over 14″ fully opened. It weighs a mere 1/2 pound due to the cast aluminum frame.

The rubber grip is molded directly to the aluminum so it will never break like those cheap plastic handles and it’s backed by a limited lifetime guarantee. If you break the handle, they’ll replace it for free.

Tree Saw ReviewWith most saws, a weak area is the pivot pin and locking device. The Wicked Tough Saw uses all hardened steel components. I like the fact that the nuts on the back of the bolts are self-locking and aren’t going to loosen over time and fall off.

The blade is certainly wicked sharp. It’s made of heavy gauge (.050″) high-carbon steel. Right away I noticed it was thicker than most tree saw blades that I’ve used, but yet it’s still amazingly flexible.

Design and Comfort

The overall feel of this limb saw is extremely comfortable. The rubber coated non-slip handle fits well into your hand. There are grooves that your fingers ride in nicely and it just gives you a solid yet comfortable feeling. Even once my hand got sweaty, I still had a firm grip.

Another aspect I like is the slightly curved design. The blade and handle do not make a straight line but rather a slight arch. This reflects in your wrist being better in line with your forearm giving you more cutting power and comfort.

Durability and Effectiveness

The teeth are deep enough that they clean out well and don’t get all choked up with wood shavings. The blades durability is really felt when you are sawing away at a big branch. Not once did the blade get caught or bend, it just kept going as long as I kept sawing. I truly believe all of your arm strength is transferred to the blade because of the solid and compact design – no wobble or loose parts to rob energy.

Wicked Sharp Limb SawI cut down a lot of small branches as well as some bigger ones. This large tree sapling (pic on right), which was green and wet, took me less than 30 seconds to cut down.

I am definitely impressed with this saw and would recommend it to any hardcore hunter. I know I will be using it for everything from trimming out tree stands to cutting down our Christmas tree this December.

There is nothing cheap about this tree saw except perhaps the fair price. At only $39.99 you aren’t going to find a better saw. After extensive use, 3 words come to mind – durable, comfortable, and effective. I’d have to say it surely performs just as badass as it looks.

For more information on the Wicked Tough Hand Saw and other products, check out http://www.wickedtreegear.com.


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