The device does not fit so well in the hand. Its sawing performance also leaves much to be desired.
Fiskars Handsaw SW73
last modified: 23.03.2020, 19:42
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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.
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.
The handle is mainly in black and orange. The blade is classic in silver.
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.
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.
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.
The following points were positively noted:
- Clean cut
- Very sharp
- Retaining clip
Negative comments were made on the following points:
- Blade broken off
|Scope of delivery||Handsaw|
|Quality of instructions||-|
|Cutting width||1 mm|
|Suitable for right- and left-handed users||✔|
|Saw blade length||16 cm|
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