Fiskars Handsaw SW73

Test 03/2020

  • Fiskars Handsaw SW73 - front
  • Fiskars Handsaw SW73 - boxed
  • Fiskars Handsaw SW73 - cut
  • Fiskars Handsaw SW73 - detail
  • Fiskars Handsaw SW73 - detail2
  • Fiskars Handsaw SW73 - fiskars
  • Fiskars Handsaw SW73 - saw
Test seal: Fiskars Handsaw SW73, Rating 7.6

last modified: 23.03.2020, 19:42

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All rating criteria details:

Handling 30%
Cut quality 30%
Safety 20%
Workmanship 20%
Tested by: Jonas

Jonas

Resumee

The Handsaw SW73 from Fiskars is the only product that is not a folding saw. The blade can be retracted and extended by means of a turning mechanism. The mechanism works perfectly and you can vary the length of the blade as you wish. Due to the low weight, there is a feeling that the saw has not been processed to a high quality. The first impression is confirmed during the test. The handle does not nestle against the hand and has low ergonomics. The saw blade is quite blunt compared to other folding saws, and the effort required is correspondingly high.

Pro

  • Locking mechanism

Cons

  • Appears cheaply processed
  • Handling
  • Blunt saw blade

360° View

The device does not fit so well in the hand. Its sawing performance also leaves much to be desired.

General information

The Handsaw SW73 from Fiskars is delivered in attractive packaging. There is no operating manual included in the delivery. The saw is the only product in the test that cannot be folded out but can be retracted and extended using a rotating mechanism. With a total length of 34.0 cm, the length of the blade is 16.0 cm. With a weight of 119 g, the saw is the lightest in comparison with the other folding saws.

Optics

The handle is mainly in black and orange. The blade is classic in silver.

Handling

Compared to the other products tested, the device does not show good handling. The grip is improvable. The handsaw is too light for my taste. One has the impression that it cannot withstand stronger resistances.

The Fiskars hand saw in use.
Hardwood is no match for the handsaw.

The Fiskars hand saw in action.
For the test we used the trunk of a birch tree.

Cut

With the Handsaw SW73 from Fiskars you can easily saw through hard and softwood. For our test, we chose the trunk of a birch (hardwood) with a diameter of 8.0 cm. With the help of the saw, you can easily saw through the piece of wood. Compared to the other products, however, this required a comparatively high effort.

The hand saw from Fiskars.
You can extend the saw blade up to 16.0 cm.

Security

When you operate the turning mechanism, you can choose whether you want to use the full length of the blade or only part of it. Once you have made your choice and locked the blade firmly back in place with the twist mechanism, safe use of the saw is guaranteed.

We have evaluated almost 200 reviews on the Internet. In summary, we can say that about 80 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 15 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 80% positive and 15% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Clean cut
  • Very sharp
  • Retaining clip

Negative comments were made on the following points:

  • Blade broken off
Manufacturer Fiskars
EAN 6411501238702
Scope of delivery Handsaw
Quality impression Satisfactory
Packaging Appealing
Additional warranty -
Quality of instructions -
Manual language -
Width 2 cm
Height 34 cm
Depth 5 cm
Weight 114 g
Material handle Plastic
Material blade Steel
Cutting width 1 mm
Colour Black/ orange
Suitable for right- and left-handed users
Replaceable blade
Tilt angle -
Saw blade length 16 cm
Interlocking Coarse toothing
Handling
Cut quality
Safety
Workmanship

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2020-03-17
Are there spare blades available?
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Unfortunately, the saw blade cannot be replaced for the handsaw.
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2020-03-17
How long is the saw blade?
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16.0 cm.

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