Pocketboy - Medium Tooth

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  • Regular price $70.00
  • 6 available

Available in 2 sizes (use the drop down option). Replacement Blades also available.

A folding pocket saw has been a key piece of my basic gardening kit for many years. They are compact and so convenient, fitting neatly and unobtrusively into pockets, pouches, or holsters.

My go-to has been the Pocketboy 170mm (7") blade with medium teeth - having it in my toolbelt means that I can deal with small pruning jobs that are too big for secateurs as I go. I don't have to run back to the truck or the shed to get a pair of loppers, and I don't have to risk damaging my secateurs by making cuts that are too big for them.

Unlike North American saws that cut on the push stroke, Japanese saws cut on the pull stroke. A different sawing motion is required and you should know that the blades can be snapped through incorrect use. Click here for Sawing Tips & Saw Care.

There are several Pocketboy options, the 130mm (5") blade being one of them. It is even easier to tuck it into a pocket or pouch. The shorter blade fits more easily in between crowded, congested branches - a really useful feature for renovative shrub pruning.

Both sizes have a comfortable, easy-to-grip rubbery handle and a 2-position blade-locking system. Blades are impulse-hardened which means they will stay sharp 3x longer than untreated blades.

Best of all, the blades can be replaced. I've had my original handle for about 15 years.

    Holster tip:  The 170mm models fit neatly into the back sleeve of the Niwaki double holster during winter pruning season. Secateurs in the front and you're all set!

    Product Details

    • replacement blades available
    • blade locks securely in two positions
    • cuts on the pull stroke
    • non-slip rubberized handle
    • 170 has a 6.75" (170mm) blade, weight 0.45 pounds (200 grams)
    • 130 has a 5" (130mm) blade, weight  0.37 pounds (170 grams)
    • 8.5 teeth/inch, 10 teeth/30mm
    • chrome-plated, taper-ground blade is rust-resistant & wipes clean easily
    • impulse-hardened teeth for better cutting performance & stay sharper 3x longer
    • made in Japan

    Each Pocketboy has a colour-coded handle associated with the teeth configuration: