Silky Saws has announced the launch of the brand new Sugoi 33cm Arborist Saw.
- Is the Silky Zubat Professional Arborist Saw your go to handsaw?
- Zubat does the job efficiently and quickly?
- Is there just one little niggle, your hand is just a little bit too wide for the handle?
Silky Saws from Japan have heard you
Silky has re-invented the Sugoi “Tree Tiger” just for you and the handle has 15mm more hand width room than the Zubat. But in true Silky style, they didn’t stop there, they made everything just a little bit better.
The first thing Silky did was talk with arborists and Silky distributors around the world and compiled a wishlist of inclusions. Then they went to work designing and manufacturing.
Silky Saw Sugoi 33cm Blade with Extra Large Progressive Teeth
Step 1: Design
The first step was to design a shorter blade than the 36cm and 42cm length. When you are climbing, being able to access your handsaw and remove it from the scabbard gets difficult when the blade is too long. But you want it to be long enough to get the job done quickly. A 33cm blade seems to be the “Goldilocks” handsaw length for arborist use.
Step 2: Increased Tooth Size
Big teeth bite hard when starting a cut. This makes that first cut difficult to get underway unless the wood is very soft. A lot of times you have to lift the saw and start again.
Silky removed that problem by creating progressive teeth on the NEW Sugoi 33cm blade. Near the handle, where you start the cut, the teeth are smaller so that it is easier to start your cut. Then, as you draw the saw toward yourself the saw teeth get larger and cut even faster. Hence the name progressive teeth. (Just like the Progressive Barn Dance – it depends on who you started with).
Step 3: Scabbard Re-Design
Silky envisaged that there would be quite a number of tree climbing arborists who would like this NEW Sugoi. Therefore, it had to have a scabbard that would lock the saw in place and would keep it there while they were climbing. Safety for the climber and the groundies is paramount.
Step 4: Silky Bonus
Through their research, Silky found that an increasing number of climbers are moving to leg straps or similar to attach the saw to their leg instead of hanging off their belt via the scabbards belt loop. With the NEW Sugoi 33cm Arborist Saw, Silky has included two elasticised Velcro Straps in the packaging. These straps are threaded through the scabbard and around the leg. Their discussions with arborists have shown they favour it below the knee. It is much easier to remove from the scabbard and replace it when the scabbard is further away. If it is secured on your upper leg or waist high it is difficult to bend your arm enough to remove or replace the saw.
Silky Sugoi Professional Hand Saw 330MM
Silky Sugoi Professional Hand Saw 330mm with leg straps has progressive extra large teeth. This saw has an ultra lightweight handle and scabbard, leg strap and 3d roller lock system. The most efficient Sugoi yet.
- Code: 390-33
- Blade length: 330mm
- Tooth style: Large Progressive
- Non Set Mirai-Me Teeth. 6.5 to 5.5 teeth per 30mm.
- Sharpenable: Yes
- Protection: Electroless Nickel Plating to protect from rust.
Your new Silky Saw is locked into a bright yellow scabbard making it much more distinctive to see either in the kit or if you have removed it between jobs. The distinctive front vine cutter, not only removes vines, it also helps train your muscle memory allowing you to pull the full length of the saw across the branch without pulling the saw out of the cut.
The best way to have a look and see what this new Silky design is all about is to ask at your nearest Silky Saws distributor or have a look on the website www.arborlab.com.au Once on the website, just type Sugoi into the search box to find out more information.