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Best Silky Saws Reviewed & Rated for Quality

last updated Mar 31, 2019

If you talk to anyone in the professional world of tree cutting, whether it be arborists, construction workers, trail maintenance workers, etc., you are likely to find out that Silky saws have had a long-standing reputation of providing ideal features to hold up to hard, technical work. This idea has spread like wildfire, now being just as common to find in the average household to perform a wide array of tasks. Before we get in to which model may be best for you, it’s imperative to talk about what to look for, and what to keep in mind before purchasing one of your own. Silky has long been known to provide some of the sharpest and fastest-cutting saws on the market, so no matter which model you purchase you can be assured that you will get a sharp and fast cutting experience.

In a Hurry? The test winner after 14 hrs of research

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 Bigboy 2000 XL 356-36
93.8/100 our score
Durability
95
Flexibility
93
Effectiveness
95
Size
92
Style
94
Bigboy 2000 XL 356-36
Why is it better?

Can use for most low scale house and campsite project

Ability to cut through larger wood with ease

Good blade geometry

Curved handle

Rubber-cushioned handle

In a Hurry? Editors choice:
 Bigboy 2000 XL 356-36
Test Winner: Bigboy 2000 XL 356-36
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This list of Silky saws was missing some examples of saws with extended poles to use when pruning, trimming, etc. higher branches, vines, and such. The two products added are the HAYAUCHI 390 and the Hayate 420. One is suited for beginners and the other for pros.

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93.8
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93 %
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95 %
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92 %
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93.8
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94 %
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95 %
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93.8
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94 %
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93 %
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93
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92.4
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$91.50
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92.2
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92
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93 %
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92 %
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92 %
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91.2
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91 %
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92 %
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92 %
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90 %
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91 %
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$379.95
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90.8
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91 %
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90 %
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92 %
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91 %
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90 %
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90.2
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90 %
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92 %
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90 %
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90 %
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89 %
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$568.30
In Depth Review Top 10
  •  Bigboy 2000 XL 356-36 Bigboy 2000 XL 356-36
  •  Katanaboy 500 XL 403-50 Katanaboy 500 XL 403-50
  •  Gomboy 240 Medium 121-24 Gomboy 240 Medium 121-24
  •  Pocketboy 170 Large 346-17 Pocketboy 170 Large 346-17
  •  Zubat 330 Large 270-33 Zubat 330 Large 270-33
  •  Sugoi 360 XI 340-13 Sugoi 360 XI 340-13
  •  Super Accel 210 Large 119-21 Super Accel 210 Large 119-21
  •  Hayate 420 Saw Hayate 420 Saw
  •  Bigboy 360 Large 354-36 Bigboy 360 Large 354-36
  •  HAYAUCHI 390, 21-Feet HAYAUCHI 390, 21-Feet
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Top 10 Picks

1. Bigboy 2000 XL 356-36

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93.8
 Bigboy 2000 XL 356-36
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Durability
95
Flexibility
93
Effectiveness
95
Size
92
Style
94
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$128.24
Pros:

Can use for most low scale house and campsite project

Ability to cut through larger wood with ease

Good blade geometry

Curved handle

Rubber-cushioned handle

Cons:

Not great for trimming small branches

A bit too big for backpacking 

Drawing in the title of Editor's Choice, the Bigboy 2000 showcases all the features for a true multipurpose handsaw. At a blade length of 14.5" and a total reach of about 30", this saw can take on many challenges it is put up against. The extra large teeth of the Bigboy cut through both green and dry wood seemingly equally well. Keep in mind that because of the long blade and the large tooth size, this is not a great handsaw for work such as pruning small branches as it can easily get caught up in other branches and because of an inadequate amount of wood to bite.

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Curved Handle
Unlike, the small, medium, and large-toothed versions of the Bigboy 2000, which feature straight handles, the extra large version of the Bigboy has a curved handle, offering what most people consider a more comfortable and effective cutting experience.

Specifications
-Blade Length: 14.2"
-Full Reach: 30"
-Blade Thickness: 1.8mm
-Teeth per Inch: 5.5
-Weight: 1 lb

Cost and Value
Surprisingly, for coming in as Editor's Choice for being a truly multipurpose saw, the Bigboy 2000 holds a modest price tag compared to other silky saws mentioned here, making this a great purchase for those who only want purchase one saw to do most of their jobs.

2. Katanaboy 500 XL 403-50

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93.8
 Katanaboy 500 XL 403-50
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Durability
94
Flexibility
93
Effectiveness
94
Size
95
Style
93
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Pros:

Creates clean cuts

Well-balanced weight

Lightweight

Can resharpen blades

Good quality carrying case

Cons:

Awkward to cut anything under 6"

Safety knob can be annoying 

Dubbed as Silky's answer to a "man-powered" chainsaw, the Katanaboy boasts the second longest blade and reach offered. With the ability to resharpen the blade, something you cannot do with most handsaws, it's no doubt with this was an easy runner up on the best-of list. With the ability to cut trees up to 10 inches, it's easy to see where it gets its name and has become the go-to choice for many trail workers, homeowners and construction workers to get a full reach and sharp cut. Due to the length, this is designed for double-handed use. Also, a security knob keeps the saw in place to avoid accidental open/close of the blade. If you still want a longer reach, look into the 710-65 model, which gives the same features as this one, but with a cut capacity of 13".

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Can Resharpen Blade
As the only saw mentioned here that can be resharpened, this is a HUGE draw for those who have the knowledge and skills to do so. While the blade can be replaced, the ability to resharpen your blade will save you money in the long run.

Specifications
-Blade Length: 19.8"
-Full Reach: 46.3"
-Blade Thickness: 2.5mm
-Teeth per Inch: 4
-Weight: 2 lbs

Cost and Value
The Katanaboy is the most expensive saw outlined, however with the unique ability to resharpen the blade and the longest reach of any other Silky on the market, the price is well worth it for those needing a big saw for a big job.

3. Gomboy 240 Medium 121-24

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93.8
 Gomboy 240 Medium 121-24
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94
Flexibility
95
Effectiveness
94
Size
93
Style
93
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Pros:

Small enough to fit easily in a backpack

Folds up neatly

Solid construction

Tapered kerf

Comfortable grip easy to hold

Cons:

Tip of the blade remains exposed when folded

Smaller teeth = more strokes to cut wood

Weighing in at a mere 0.6 pounds, and while folded keeping a length of 10.6 inches, this is a versatile option for hikers, hunters, and backpackers without compromising as much cutting capacity as you do with the Pocketboy. At a blade length of 9.5 inches, this is a great saw to keep on the side of your backpack for easy access while on the trail to cut just about any smaller tree or pesky branches in your way, or for around the yard. While it's too small to cut bigger trees and limbs, this works for smaller trees while also taking care of small branches.

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Durable Plastic Carry Case
The thick plastic used to create the accompanying carry case is durable enough to take with you in the woods and ensure your saw will be kept safe from the elements.

Specifications
-Blade Length: 9.5"
-Full Reach: 20"
-Blade Thickness: 1.4mm
-Teeth per Inch: 8.5
-Weight: 0.6 lbs

Cost and Value
The Gomboy 240 holds one of the cheaper price tags in comparison to other models while still holding the classic powerful saw power of any Silky creation.

4. Pocketboy 170 Large 346-17

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93
 Pocketboy 170 Large 346-17
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93
Flexibility
93
Effectiveness
94
Size
93
Style
92
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Pros:

Aggressive teeth

Compact enough to fit in small packs

Safe when folded so doesn't necessarily need a sheath for transport

Non-3D teeth are efficient

Good weight distribution

Cons:

Thinner blade

Saw sometimes opens when not supposed to

If you liked the Pocketboy 130 mentioned above but thought it was just a little too small for your desire, the Pocketboy 170 may be your answer. An extra inch of blade, meaning an extra inch of cutting capacity, larger teeth, and only 0.1 pounds heavier, this compact saw offers many of the same features but with a little added security that you will be able to handle bigger wood. This has the same reliable locking mechanism and flip-top plastic carrying case for safe and dry transport, and are small enough to fit in your pocket or pack to take everywhere with you.

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Extra Blade Length
Featuring the same great build of the Pocketboy 130, but offering an additional inch of blade, and in turn an extra inch of cutting capacity.

Specifications
-Blade Length: 6.75"
-Full Reach: 6.75"
-Blade Thickness: 1.1mm
-Teeth per Inch: 7
-Weight: 0.45 lbs

Cost and Value
Sitting with the same theme so far, the Pocketboy 170 is slightly more expensive than the 130 due to the extra blade length and cutting capacity.

5. Zubat 330 Large 270-33

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92.4
 Zubat 330 Large 270-33
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Durability
93
Flexibility
92
Effectiveness
93
Size
92
Style
92
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$91.50
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Pros:

High-quality sheath

Curved handle

Tapered blade

Produces smooth cuts

Lightweight

Cons:

Sheath holds moisture and can rust saw

No strap on the sheath to secure saw inside

Being the most popular of the Zubat models, this large-toothed Zubat is a favorite for those who prefer fixed blade over folding saws. The modest 13" blade length has been found to be a reasonable compromise for those looking for a portable saw without losing too much cutting capacity, and the curved handle and blade is ergonomically appealing. The included scabbard can be attached to your belt (on the right side) or held on the outside of your pack easily, for fast access while out on the trail or around the yard.

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High-Quality Sheath
The sheath, coming with a detachable belt holder, can be easily attached to your belt, backpack, or carried inside your pack, giving you easy and quick access to cut whatever is in your way, and keeps the saw in place while on the move.

Specifications
Blade Length: 13"
-Full Reach: 13"
-Blade Thickness: 1.5mm
-Teeth per Inch: 6.4"
-Weight: 0.65"

Cost and Value
The Zubat is comparable in price to the Bigboy 2000, but offers a fixed blade system preferred by some, a stiff carrying scabbard, and the same sharp cuts.

6. Sugoi 360 XI 340-13

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
92.2
 Sugoi 360 XI 340-13
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Durability
92
Flexibility
93
Effectiveness
92
Size
91
Style
93
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Pros:

Comes with leg straps

Perfect size to cut in tight spaces

Lightweight enough to carry anywhere

High visibility scabbard

XL teeth cut fast

Cons:

Thin blade bends easily

No way to attach extension handle

The Sugoi 360 holds the title of the best-selling professional handsaw among Silky products, being most popular with professional arborists and foresters. The 14.2" blade, cutting capacity of 7.1", and light weight of 0.8 pounds make this the perfect saw to take a trek up a tree with, without it getting stuck on branches or being too heavy. However, this can also be a good companion around the yard and in the woods, being ergonomically friendly with the curved blade, and the included leg straps give you an added option to carry it on your leg instead of taking up space in your hand or on your pack. The bright yellow scabbard included in the purchase will stand out in the woods, solving the common problem of misplacing saws while in dull-colored sheaths. The versatility makes this a great choice for those who prefer fixed blade models and want a good range of cutting capacity.

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Leg Straps Included
This is a popular choice especially among tree pruners who cannot afford an additional tool in their hands while climbing trees, and for other workers who have limited hand or pack, space to carry tools. The leg straps allow you to easily attach this to your person and have easy access while out in the woods.

Specifications
-Blade Length: 14.2"
-Full Reach: 14.2"
-Blade Thickness: 1.8mm
-Teeth per Inch: 5.5
-Weight: 0.8 lbs (1.6 lbs with sheath)

Cost and Value
The Sugoi may have the second most expensive price tag, right behind the Katanaboy, but it is well worth it due to the large cutting capacity and rugged build. The provided leg straps are also a common favorite.

7. Super Accel 210 Large 119-21

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
92
 Super Accel 210 Large 119-21
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93
Flexibility
93
Effectiveness
92
Size
92
Style
90
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$62.20
Pros:

Can cut at multiple angles

Ergonomically pleasing handle

Small enough to fit in a pocket

Leaves smooth cut for large teeth

Cuts aggressively

Cons:

Does not lock when closed

Does not come with carrying case

At this point, if you liked the compact nature of the Pocketboy 130 and 170 but still wanted something just a tiny bit longer, the Super Accel offers you that extra inch of cutting capacity than the 170 offers, coming in at 8.3" while maintaining the same weight. The Super Accel is the largest compact saw that you can get without going too big to fit in many pockets. Featuring two locking positions for cutting in tight spaces through the same reliable locking mechanism, the Super Accel is a popular choice among arborists and gardeners. This saw is specifically designed for aggressive cutting. It does not come with a carrying case.

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Two Cutting Angles
The locking mechanism provides for four cutting angles with the saw, one straight out and one at an angle, proving invaluable when cutting in tight conditions and ensuring the saw does not close on your hand while in use.

Specifications
-Blade Length: 8.3"
-Full Reach: 8.3"
-Blade Thickness: 1.4mm
-Teeth per Inch: 6.5
-Weight: 0.45 lbs

Cost and Value
Being an inch longer than the Pocketboy 170 and the same weight, the Super Accel costs just slightly more than the 170, making it worth that extra inch if that's what you're looking for.

8. Hayate 420 Saw

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91.2
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Durability
91
Flexibility
92
Effectiveness
92
Size
90
Style
91
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Pros:

Locks in position

Cuts on pull and push

Reasonably priced replacement blades

Good for beginners

Cons:

The dark color makes losing in the bush easy.

The Hayate 420 offers advantages over pole chainsaws. It operates without noise. There is no electric cord, fuel, or battery running time to hold you back. The reasonably light aluminum pole is easy to use. It is a bit more challenging to use when fully extended. Every pole saw has that common problem. At the maximum extension (20 feet) it flexes slightly.

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Blade
The blade is very sharp. Limbs, four to five inches in circumference, cut like butter. The sharpness hold for a long time. It cuts as fast as an electric pole chain. Let the saw’s weight do the work. The blade cuts, only when pulled.

Other Features
Three clamps and three pop-up pins provide a double locking mechanism for the telescoping system. The long, fast pole saw delivers precision on long reaches. The saw has a comfortable grip.

Cost and Value
The Hayate is a high-quality pole saw. It is a professional-grade tool that has a long reach. The saw is a state-of-the-art, heavy-duty telescoping saw that is among the finest and most durable on the market. Many professionals choose this saw. It is an expensive saw.

9. Bigboy 360 Large 354-36

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90.8
 Bigboy 360 Large 354-36
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Durability
91
Flexibility
90
Effectiveness
92
Size
91
Style
90
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Pros:

Versatile blade length

Light for its size

Molded soft grip

Good locking mechanism

Saw doesn't warp easily even with the thin blade

Cons:

Thin blade

Doesn't lock when the blade is closed

If you liked the Bigboy 2000, but wanted something with smaller teeth, the large teeth of the Bigboy 360 may be what you're looking for. This has pretty much all the same features as the 2000, including blade length, full reach and weight, just with a smaller tooth size. The reliable locking mechanism will keep your saw locked open while in use. It does not come with carrying case, although you can purchase one for an additional cost. This straight-blade saw is another versatile choice for those looking to purchase one saw that will work for most jobs they have in mind, both around the yard and in the woods.

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Bright Red Handle
While out in the woods, red is an easy color to find on the forest floor, so next time you accidentally set it down and forget where you placed it, you will easily find this bright saw.

Specifications
-Blade Length: 14.2"
-Full Reach: 30"
-Blade Thickness: 1.3mm
-Teeth per Inch: 6
-Weight: 1.0 lbs

Cost and Value
The Bigboy 360 is virtually the same price as the Bigboy 2000, with smaller teeth but the same length blade and the same weight, and provides the same reliable cutting experience.

10. HAYAUCHI 390, 21-Feet

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
90.2
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90
Flexibility
92
Effectiveness
90
Size
90
Style
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Pros:

Lifetime warranty against workmanship and material defects.

Extends to 21 feet

Makes work easier

Silky 4-TRESUME Technology

Cons:

Eye protection and hard hat are required safety considerations

HAYAUCHI is among the finest telescope pole saws available. This Silky HAYAUCHI pole saw is the choice of many professionals. The pole saw is perfect for the toughest pruning jobs. It can be used for lawn and garden, arborist and forestry, trimming and pruning.

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The Pole
Incorporation of two locking systems assures structural rigidity. It is an aluminum alloy extension pole that is oval shaped, which provides precise control over the blade direction. Control is especially important when cutting high.

The Blades
Proprietary Silky 4-RETSUME Technology that has four rows of teeth is utilized in the curved blade. The blade is adjustable. Angle requirements for low and high cutting are different. The saw also features upper and lower sickles. An upper sickle cuts vines. The lower sickle is used to undercut bark. It provides a clean cut without causing damage to the tree. The upper sickle prevents the blade from slipping off the limb.

Cost and Value
The saw has changed the way some tree work is done. It makes the job smoother and faster. Bending is reduced to a minimum. The saw replaces a climber in some situations. No crazy limb walks or climbing small trees is necessary.

Criteria Used for Evaluation

Durability

Blade Hardening
A special technique called impulse hardening is used to strengthen the teeth of each blade. This process will create an extremely tough, hardened edge. Hardness is achieved by the way the teeth are heated and then cooled in strategic time patterns.

By only doing this process to the area with the teeth, the rest of the blade will retain the same amount of flexibility it originally had. It has been noted that blades treated in this fashion tend to last a lot longer than a saw blade not treated this way.

Hard Chrome Plating
This technology is a process intended to protect the blade against corrosion that can be caused by moisture. Using this technology on the blade will also make it easy to care for, no more worrying about that sticky sap stuck to your blade, as these have the capability to simply wipe clean.

Flexibility

Impulse Hardening
As described above, this type of hardening is done in a specific pattern in order to achieve a blade that can outlast the rest. While the teeth of this blade are hard and sharp, the rest of the blade holds true to being non-treated, therefore retaining the flexibility needed for top-notch performance.

Effectiveness

Non-Set Teeth
This design is all about the taper of the saw blade, allowing for a much smoother, and relatively quick cutting experience. Blades for this design are made from special steel and tapered to be slightly thicker in the area of the teeth. While remaining thinner toward the back portion of the blade, this taper is what provides you with less resistance while cutting.

Mirai-Me Smooth Cutting
This technology gives the blade the ability to be used for three different cutting styles, this is due to how the blade has been ground. The extremely sharp teeth are intended to offer you four angles for cutting within the length of the teeth. This technology will make these blades a perfect match for thing such as pruning, as they reduce the amount of damage, making for a healthier tree.

Straight Blade
These saws will have a completely straight blade design but can be found with a curve to the handle for added handling comfort. The straight blade saws are a perfect match for pruning trees that need a more delicate touch, such as those for decoration or the more delicate fruit tree.

Curved Blade
This is the most commonly used blade for pruning, this is because of the ease you get from the blade design for cutting. The curve design allows the blade to more adequately grip the wood, therefore allowing you to make your cuts with more speed and ease.

Teeth
When it comes to the size of the teeth for your saw blade you will have several options to choose from. The decision you will make for the size of the teeth will typically depend on what you will want to cut most of the time. Saw blades with extra large teeth typically provide you with a more aggressive style for cutting. Making them great for those larger cutting jobs. A saw blade containing large teeth are what you might find in most gardening sheds. That is for one simple reason, they work the best for your normal pruning and plant care needs. Blades with medium sized teeth are better for softwood, such as cedar trees or bushes. Your last option will be a blade with fine teeth, these, unlike the medium tooth blade, are great for the hardwood like maple trees. Choose the size of teeth according to what you will use the saw for the most. In the event you have a mix of trees to prune, you may want to have more than one options for saws.

Size

When choosing the length of your saw blade here are a few things for you to consider:

Blades that are longer can assist you when trying to reach those branches slightly out of reach. With the length of these blades, you can make smoother cuts, due to the length of the cutting edge and the blade itself.

Shorter blades will typically carry a smaller price tag than that of the longer blade. It is said that with a shorter blade there seems to be more control over the saw while cutting.

Style

Pole Saw
This saw is used to prune branches that are found deeper in the tree so that you can prune your tree with two feet planted safely on the ground. These can be harder to use as the weight of the saw can make them seem heavy, so be sure to find one that has the lowest weight possible, this will help combat the amount of fatigue these types of saws can cause.

Handheld Saw
This type of saw is the more popular choice because it is great for using indoors as well as outside. These can be used for cutting branches of all sizes, keep in mind the larger the branch, the longer it will take to cut through the branch. This type of saw is relatively smaller in size, making storage and transport easy. Handheld saws may come in a smaller package, but don’t let that fool you, they definitely pack a punch in the durability department.

Handheld saws will also come in another option, that is the folding handheld saw. These were developed to be even more portable and space saving compares to their counterpart the more traditional handheld saw. The folding saws are perfect for bringing along hiking, as they can easily fit into your pocket.

Handle Design
A unique blend of materials is used by the manufacturers to provide you with a handle that can be fully functional no matter what the conditions. This material blend gives you a superior grip, not allowing slippage, in those wet conditions.

The handle style is also known for drastically reducing the amount of vibrating you will notice during the use of the saw. The materials and design for the handle were intended to provide you with the highest amount of comfort, allowing you to use the saw without getting tired out.

Rubber Handle
Made from a blend of materials, these handles provide a non-slip grip, even in the rain and when your hands are cold. The technology used to design these handles makes them more comfortable, reduces the fatigue to your hands, and they are designed to provide the same top-notch grip while wearing gloves.

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One-Stop Shop Saw Blade

If you are looking for one saw to do most jobs, you will have the best luck with a mid-length blade that can cut most small wood yet can take on pruning shrubs. If you’re looking for something to carry in your backpack for long trips, you should keep an eye out for a lightweight model that doesn’t take up much space. These are just examples, and before investing in a high-quality saw, it’s important to have in mind the qualities that are important to you.

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Protection

Personal Protective Equipment:
This may go without saying, but these saws are SHARP, and if you are using a saw built for professionals, you should be dressed and outfitted like the professionals. This means thick, preferably leather gloves, sturdy long pants (some prefer those with many pockets), long sleeve shirt, and safety glasses. The beauty of hand saws is that there is no need for hearing protection or chaps like chainsaws.

Frequently Asked Questions

q: Can Silky saw blades be sharpened?

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Yes, they can be sharpened. However, sharpening the saw blades while maintaining the integrity of the blade can be difficult. The materials used for making the blades help to maintain the life of the blade, therefore they are not easy to sharpen. It is recommended that you simply replace the blade, due to the extended life of the blade, replacing won't need to be done that often.

q: Upon which stroke do the blades cut?

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These blades are designed to cut while making the pulling stroke. The blade cuts smoothly without any added pressure during the stroke. Always remember, forcing the blade through the wood during cutting only causes damage to the saw.

q: How do I clean tree sap of the blade of the saw?

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For a simple solution to removing that sticky sap from your saw blade, oven cleaner works best. Spray the oven cleaner onto the blade, allow it to work for at least ten minutes. Then using a brush, scrub the area with the sap, after that your blade will wash clean. To minimize corrosion, use a spy oil such as WD-40 to treat the blade once it is dry.

q: Can replacement blades be purchased for all Silky saws?

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Yes, for all the Silky saws on the market you can purchase a replacement blade. You can find some in retail stores where Silky saws are sold. In the event you are having trouble finding your replacement blade, you can refer to the Silky saw website for all your replacement blade needs.