Silky Katana Boy

SKU: 6387
$265.00to$1249.00
or 4 payments of $66.25 with Info
Description
Translated into English, Katana means the curved, single-edge sword used by Samurai, their weapon of choice.

In tree talk, we simply say “man-powered chain saw.” This beefy, two-handed folding saw from Silky is currently the biggest in its class.

Five features that will help you choose a Katana Boy
  • Huge folding saw with its own carry bag that will fit under the seat of the 4WD
  • Possibly the largest folding saw in the world - A jaw dropping sight when extended
  • Easy maintenance with an east-to-sharpen blade
  • Cuts through a 50cm tree or branch like a hot knife through butter
  • Safety features to protect you, your hands and the blade.

This saw is designed to prune large branches. It has a tooth style which will cut all timbers with ease. It has a taper ground blade, which reduces friction when cutting, because the blade tapers in thickness making the teeth the thickest part of the blade. This allows the cutting stroke to feel very easy and fast.

The teeth are not set and they graduate in size from front to end of the blade. This style of tooth also makes a larger cut than the thickness of the blade, reducing the chance of the blade jamming in the cut. The teeth are sharpen able, all you need is a diamond shaped file, which you can order in our accessories section.

The blades are made from a special, very strong steel developed by Silky Saws that is also quite flexible, which is very important in a hand saw. The blades have a special coating which gives them some protection from rust and resin. The handles are made out of a special award winning rubber designed by Silky Japan. It is called GOM and it is extremely comfortable to hold. It absorbs a lot of the vibrations you get when cutting and allows you to have a very good grip, even when your hands are damp. All parts are replaceable, so if you loose anything you can order replacement parts, i.e. screws, blades, handles.

Silky Saws are also very easy to clean, just wipe down with hot soapy water and then spray with lanolin to protect your lifelong investment.

The Katana Boy Grew Up. Meet the big brother to Katana 500.
Details
How to use

Silky saws are designed to cut on the pull stroke. At the first stroke you place the pull saw so that the teeth that are closest to the handle grab the wood first. After the first pull stroke you slide the saw back to the starting position by a soft push stroke (without force). During the pull stroke the thin blade will not bow because there is no lateral tension. The blade just follows the cut. If the saw ever becomes caught, never push hard or wrench, this may lead to lateral tensions which can damage or brake the blade. Always lift the weight off the blade to release the saw.

The Silky saw guarantees a fine kerf and requires little force. Do not burden. Like your grandfather always said: let the saw do the work. You will feel less tired and it lengthens the life of the saw. When you see the sign of impulse hardening the saw is impulse hardened and cannot be filed with the Silky file. You can recognize it by the black teeth tips, caused by impulse hardening. You can slightly control the wood loss by the place where you hold the handle:
  • Close to the blade: there is relatively little pressure on the blade. The saw will take the least wood, making you able to saw in a highly controlled manner and with precision.
  • Further from the blade: there is more pressure on the blade. The cutting action is maximum, but less precise.
Silky is not responsible for any damage caused by improper use.

Maintenance
  • Treat your saw with love. The blade must be kept clean, otherwise the cutting action will be lost. Resin dissolves in olive oil, which is an effective and environmental friendly way to maintain the blade with. Be aware that if you use more aggressive liquids it can damage the rubber material of the handle. When not using the saw, make sure it is dry at all times. Store the saw in its scabbard in a dry place.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
Specifications
  • SKU: Katana Boy 500mm (403-50)
  • Blade length: 500mm or 19.7"
  • Teeth per 30mm/in: 5/4.2
  • Weight: 950g

  • SKU: Katana Boy 650mm (710-65)
  • Blade length: 650mm or 25.6"
  • Teeth per 30mm/in: 4/3.4
  • Weight: 1250g
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