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Gerber Exchange-A-Blade® Saw Coarse/Wood and Fine/Bone Blades - 46036

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Part Number: GB6036
Manufacturer: Gerber Knives and Gear
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GB6036: Exchange-A-Blade Saw® - Coarse/Wood Blade and Fine/Bone Blades
Gerber® Legendary Blades

As pull saws go, Gerber Exchange-A-Blade Saws more than hold their own. The stainless steel blades are as sharp and durable as the dickens, whether you're using the coarse blade on wood or the fine blade on hardwoods or big game bones. After all, they're designed to be 1/3 more efficient than typical handsaws. Include one of these in your gear, and you're good to go.

Key Features
    •Exchange coarse or fine saw blade with ease
    •High carbon stainless steel saw blade
    •Cut with 1/3 the effort of other saws

Tech Specs
    •Overall Length: 14.21"
    •Blade Options: Coarse, Fine
    •Handle Material: Glass filled nylon, Gator Grip
    •Blade Material: High Carbon Stainless Steel
    •Sheath Material: Ballistic Nylon
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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James Supan
Normal, Il
Jul 14, 2011
Pros: None
Cons: Overall Quality, Blade Material
Not so happy
Broken blade first time out cutting a 3" thick branch, wasn't trying to cut too fast or pushing very hard but the blade broke off at the point it attaches to the handle. The handle felt pretty cheap as well. Anyway if you are looking for a good folding saw look at something else.
2 out of 5
Milton William Cooper
Eagar, Arizona
Apr 06, 2010
Pros: Edge Retention, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Use
Cons: Overall Quality, Blade Material, None
no go
I like the sheath and the option of fine or coarse blades. The handle feels good in hand, but that is where the positive aspects of this review end. The part where the blades exchange started to come apart (the rotation joint) and the seam in the handle is making a run towards splitsville. This condition is preventing the blade from consistently locking. Tightening the pin to alleviate the lock-up trouble has become futile and I can't take the handle apart (not held together by screws) to investigate further. The blades bend a bit too much, but that doesn't bother me as much as the lock failing. Another reviewer eluded to this saw being employed in their "go-bag". I protest. The inevitable demoralizing failure of this saw in a "go-bag" scenario is not worth the weight of carry.
2 out of 5
Stephen
Hercules, California
Apr 02, 2010
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Use, None
Cons: Overall Quality
Handle and sturdiness a disappointment
I bought this for my Go-bag. I expect it will be fine for this purpose. My impression is that it is not made well enough for hard use. The handle is plastic, flimsy and a bit of a disappointment. The tip off should have been its cheap price. I don't think it lives up to the Gerber name, which I have respected for some of their other products.
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