Why Bahco Laplander Sucks

Husqvarna vs Bahco vs SilkySilky vs Bahco vs Husqvarna Saw.
When does the Bahco Laplander folding saw suck? When you compare it to other saws 😉 No, but seriously. It does suck big time when it comes to cutting green, especially coniferous/resinous, wood. Just go and try it yourself. It may have been the best folding saw for buschraft and camping years ago, when there really was nothing better. Or at least when not many people knew better saws existed.

Silky Large Folding Saw Speed Cut Test

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Some time ago I saw a speed comparison on YouTube. I can’t find the video anymore but I remember being impressed by the large 7.5″ silky super accel 21 folding saw’s performance. So it naturally ended up on my Amazon wishlist. A few weeks later a got one for my birthday.


Despite the fact that the saw only cuts on back stroke, it outcuts every saw I own and have ever used apart from a chain saw. Obviously. I have a bahco laplander folding saw as well, which I though was good until I got the silky. Now I simply can’t use it. It gets stuck in resinous wood where the silky has no problem going through, and doesn’t cut nearly as fast as the Japanese saw. Just take a look at how quickly it went through a 6″ log of a seasoned ash wood.