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.