Test 03/2020

  • Silky POCKETBOY 170 - front
  • Silky POCKETBOY 170 - boxed
  • Silky POCKETBOY 170 - cut
  • Silky POCKETBOY 170 - detail
  • Silky POCKETBOY 170 - detail2
  • Silky POCKETBOY 170 - detail3
  • Silky POCKETBOY 170 - silky
Test seal: Silky POCKETBOY 170, Rating 8.7

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



The POCKETBOY 170 from Silky is of high-quality workmanship. The device is delivered in a practical protective case. The ergonomically shaped handle fits well in the hand and convinces with a high grip. With little effort, you can easily make precise cuts through any kind of wood because the saw blade is very sharp. The blade can be firmly locked at two different angles of inclination. The only disadvantage is that when you fold the saw blade in, it does not lock in the holder and therefore lies loosely in the device.


  • High-quality processing
  • Ergonomic handle
  • Sharp saw blade


  • Folded saw blade does not lock

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Super sawing performance. Unfortunately, the folded saw blade does not lock.

General information

The Folding saw Pocketboy from Silky is supplied in a practical protective plastic case. Attached to the cover is a short instruction manual, which briefly describes the most important aspects in English. With a total length of 37.0 cm, the blade is 17.0 cm long. The weight is 220 g.

The handsaw of Silky in use.
When folded out, the saw can be locked in place at two angles of inclination.


The handle is mainly black. The saw blade classic in silver.


When you take the saw in your hand, you immediately notice that it is of high quality. The handle lies comfortably in the hand and has a high grip.

The hand saw from Silky in use.
For the test we used the trunk of a beech tree.


The hard chrome-plated saw blade with special Mirai-Me toothing is very sharp. You can saw through hardwood (birch) effortlessly and precisely with relatively little effort.


The saw can be mounted at two different angles of inclination. In each position, the blade is firmly locked and safe handling is guaranteed. However, if you fold the saw blade in and do not stow the device in the protective cover included in the scope of delivery, there is a risk that the saw blade will come loose because it does not lock in the holder.

We have evaluated about 100 reviews on the Internet. In summary, we can say that about 95 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). At the time of evaluation, the average score was 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 95% positive and 0% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Good quality
  • Extremely sharp
  • Clean cutting pattern

Negative comments were made on the following points:

  • Saw blade wobbles
Manufacturer Silky
EAN 7123290563222
Scope of delivery Foldable saw
Quality impression Good
Packaging Protective cover
Additional warranty -
Quality of instructions Good
Manual language GER, EN, IT, NL, D, FR, PL, SP
Width 1.8 cm
Height 37 cm
Depth 4 cm
Weight 220 g
Material handle Plastic
Material blade Steel
Cutting width 1 mm
Colour Black
Suitable for right- and left-handed users
Replaceable blade
Tilt angle 2
Saw blade length 17 cm
Interlocking Mirai-Me gearing
Cut quality

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