From the looks of the JawSaw you would think that if Aaron Ralston had one of these wicked beasts in Blue Jay Canyon, the movie 127 Hours would have to be retitled 127 seconds. This thing looks like it could blaze through a forest like a Pac Man in a candy store. But in reality the JawSaw is just a modified light duty Electric Pole Saw. While it looks like a wicked nasty beast, the JawSaw is designed to help keep life and limb together.
Here’s What’s Awesome about the WORX JawSaw:
Anybody who has ever used a chain saw for bucking logs knows that if you let the chain nick the dirt for two seconds you’re going to spend the next hour sharpening cutters with your chain saw file. The JawSaw’s guard prevents that from happening. The guard also virtually eliminates the possibility of kickback injury because the saw chain is fully protected.
There are some other really nice design features built into the saw, but those are the main benefits that I can see.
Here’s What’s Not So Awesome:
The JawSaw is powered by an anemic 5 amp motor, meaning that your hand drill likely has more power. The bar is only 6″ long and can only handle branches up to 4″ diameter. By comparison a Remington 10″ electric chain saw can cut logs up to 20″ – provided you know how to handle a chain saw and have a good deal of experience.
All-in-all the WORX JawSaw looks to be a pretty nifty and very safe-to-operate tool for homeowners who have a lot of small trees on their property. But if you don’t live in the Black Forest, why not go with something like the Fiskars Pruning Saw?
I’ve put in a lot of hours with a manual pole saw and find them to be fast, nimble and get between tight branches easier than any kind of chain saw.
But if you really feel like you need a chain saw to handle your yard clean up and don’t feel like spending a couple hours on safety training, then please consider the JawSaw. It won’t cost an arm and a leg.
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