Strength vs controlled use “blade and wood saw”
have talked some before on the proper use with tools. Usually with correct motion and use of the functions one may not need much force. Everyone knows the saying that “a sharp knife is a safe knife”
A very important factor with multi-tools and SAKs is that the size of functions gives a designation or a guide for what kind of use it can take. It is obvious that a small multi-tool with a little knife blade will get dull fast if
you are going to cut larger objects with it. If you do not have a sharpening device with you then you are in trouble. There are different technics for finding things to sharpen it with. Some hints are glass, metal and flat stone objects. This may be time consuming!This
can be smart to know and it gives a confidence for further knowledge in deed. The wood saw is one of my favorite functions on a multi-tool or SAK. This is because it can take the load cutting larger objects or materials that would put strain on the blade.
It will also save time. A wood saw like you know can also work as a serrated blade and cut extreme rope or materials that the blade cannot do. If you would use the little blade and cut like a wild man it would probably damage the blade because you would use
too much strength to save time. The wood saw would do it faster and more secure. Some use too much strength when cutting materials with the wood saw as well. This is wrong use and you will damage the function and maybe damage other parts as well. When using
the wood saw one will apply enough force so the teeth grab into the material and remove enough material at the time.
If you press the saw into the wood to hard you will only cause fatigue
to your hand and arm without cutting more material. Some speed and pressure must be present to remove material. Remember to make sure to wipe away wood from the teeth and track you are cutting. If not the wood saw will slide over and not remove further material.
The design of the cut teeth will influence this but no matter what design there will be material in the way. A larger wood saw will do the job faster and more secure. The Wenger New Ranger saw is the absolute best ever made in my opinion. There will be a difference
in the performance with wet materials vs. dry materials. There are differences with harder materials vs. softer materials. The Wenger saw is made to be an “all use” type best suited for the outdoors. This is the best philosophy! On the larger side
gives it the edge over the rest. It is a far more comfortable experience with it. Wenger did understand the need for larger functions without a doubt. The large blade on the 130mm category together with that saw you get the ultimate combination. It is not
possible to make larger functions and have this comfortable experience.
The danger with small multi-tools and SAKs is the time it takes to cut and do a job. It takes patience and “many
would use strength to save time and it will not be a comfortable performance”
Strength vs controlled use is important and it is sometimes faster with a controlled motion!