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Offline six-point socket II

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My toolbox essentials No. 1: Tajima G-Saw 240 GK-G240
« on: July 09, 2017, 03:04 PM »
Hi,

I did write a couple of hand tool reviews in the past that some of you liked, and I thought I would continue with them, but in a different format.

I'm going to call them "My toolbox essentials No. X" and upload a short video clip for each that shows the tool being used and write a couple of lines to go with it.

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I'd like to start with the Tajima G-Saw 240 (GK-G240) which is a foldable contractor saw with 9 TPI.

Tajima sets out the following specification for this saw:

- Aggressive-cut pull-stroke saws with locking fold-out handles
- Razor-sharp 9 TPI blade with triple cutting-edge teeth, impulse hardened for durability
- Premium-grade thin spring steel blade for fast cross-cuts, flexes for ultra-close flush-cuts
- Comfortable, sure-grip elastomer handles with blade retainer clips
- In 9.4 inch (240 mm) and 8.2 inch (210 mm) blade length models

I don't know about pricing in North America, but in Europe this saw can be had for about 15 Euro.

Given how well this saw cuts (I took down an entire European yew with a root diameter of 10.8 cm in about 1 1/2 hour yesterday) and at that (afore mentioned) price, to me it's the true essence of an essential piece of kit. Additionally it weights next to nothing, folds nicely and cuts anything from green wood to impregnated floor boards.

You can even get a replacement blade for it, its about 5 Euro in Europe.

Enough talk, here's a short video demonstrating cutting capacity and ease of cutting.



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Please let me know what you think and feel free to chime in if your already own one of these. :)

Kind regards,
Oliver


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Offline Jozsef Kozma

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Re: My toolbox essentials No. 1: Tajima G-Saw 240 GK-G240
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 08:33 PM »
I have that saw in my toolbox for a year  between other hand tools
It is a beauty . I think I paid $40 but it was money well spend

Offline DB10

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Re: My toolbox essentials No. 1: Tajima G-Saw 240 GK-G240
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 09:09 PM »
Nice demo of the saw in action, maybe next time in one of your video reviews you could get a close up of the saw's teeth and also show the saw in the folded position.

Thanks.

Offline Peter_C

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Re: My toolbox essentials No. 1: Tajima G-Saw 240 GK-G240
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 05:19 PM »
*shrugs* I would have used a chainsaw ;)

When climbing in trees my chainsaw backup is a Silky Zubat saw, with a sheath mounted to my harness. Whacks thru smaller branches like butter.

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Re: My toolbox essentials No. 1: Tajima G-Saw 240 GK-G240
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 05:45 PM »
Tajima makes good products.  Interesting to read that it does well on green wood as well as seasoned.  That is not normally the case.

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Re: My toolbox essentials No. 1: Tajima G-Saw 240 GK-G240
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2017, 07:21 PM »
I usually have a Silky Pocket Boy handy (only 170mm, but if the target is much bigger than my thumb the cordless chainsaws come out).

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Re: My toolbox essentials No. 1: Tajima G-Saw 240 GK-G240
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 12:04 AM »
I like your idea for this tool series , Oliver.  [thumbs up]


I checked out the Tajima at their booth at JLC a few years ago.  Nice saw. Take my word for it ............ the teeth are Shaaarp!

Seth

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Re: My toolbox essentials No. 1: Tajima G-Saw 240 GK-G240
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2017, 10:41 AM »
That's pretty impressive given the cost!  I use a silky for light jobs under 4" and it makes pretty quick work of it.  But I remember it being many times more expensive than the Tajima and same for the replacement blades I think.  Beyond 4" I get lazy and get the chain saw.
-Raj

Re: My toolbox essentials No. 1: Tajima G-Saw 240 GK-G240
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2017, 01:37 PM »
I have one of those Tajima saws in the car. Great saw.
I have one of the smaller ones as well. Can't have enough of them quality hand saws...
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