Fiskars Bow Saw at Lowes

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  1. Fat Old Man

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    Does anyone have experience with Fiskars Bow Saw from Lowes? Its only $9.98 locally and I'm thinking about getting one for the truck tool box, but it seems too cheap to be any good. Please let us know if you have used one and what you think about it. Thank you! -FOM

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Fiskars-24-in-Bow-Saw/1000107685
     
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    It should serve you well.
    I have one and while I don't use it very often, it has come in handy when needed.
     
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    I've got some Fiskars tools, though not the saw. I have an axe and some hedge shears and snips. No complaints.
     
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    I don't have one. But I looked at it on their site and Wal-Mart's site. Couple bucks cheaper at Wal-Mart.
     
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    It's Fiskars... no reason to think it wont be good quality. Even their worst performing products are still built well. But this looks to be a solid bow saw. I mean, how do you screw up a bow saw?
     
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    There was a Fiskars axe in the Design Museum in Helsinki when I was there. That was the moment when I decided I wanted one. Now I think a lot of Fiskars products are made in China, but I haven't had any problems with the tools I own.

    Related question: are some replacement blades better than others? It's time to replace the blade on my own, non-Fiskars saw.
     
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    Andy, I like the Bahco blades that are made in Sweden the best. They are available at Burke Brothers Hardware near the fairgrounds.
     
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    Good to know. I actually talked with the Bahco rep a few weeks ago. Will circle back with him.
     
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    I bought a Fiskars 7" folding pruning saw last week and took it out for some trail clean up. It was solid but didn't cut through green branches very well. Too many teeth per inch made for a very clean but slow cut. It was about $12 and so no regrets... it will get used around the house.
     
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    I wandered by Lowe's and snagged one of the bow saws today. I love that I can find where things are located in the store by going to the Lowe's home page on my phone. I think Home Depot also does that.
     
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    Thanks for posting. The nearest Lowes is 80 miles away, but as luck would have it I'm going to be right down the street from it on Thursday. I think I'll pick up a couple as additional prizes for the upcoming Puckerbrush Primitive Gathering this weekend. :dblthumb:
     
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    IT'll cut wood pretty well. IF you are looking to cut a straight line with it, hang that up. IT could just be me though. But, when I start cutting the cut starts slanting to the right. Doesn't really matter as I only use it to cut up fire wood to length.
     
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    Not a great concern for me- This application will be part of my "Pioneer kit" for my truck. Thanks for your input.
     
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    I've used one camping for years - works great & I'm still on the same blade.
     

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