Saw Buying Guide For Preppers/Survivalists
Prepper and survivalist blogs only tend to talk about survival knives. This blog is guilty of that as well. But, a quality saw is among the most important survival tools for prepping. This article by Back Door Survival is a great guide on selecting the right saw. It’s all encompassing too as it covers both hand and powered saws.
They give some great advice concerning that bigger is not always better.
Do not be tempted to get more saw than you need. You can do a lot with a small saw. The extra weight, expense, and fuel consumption of going larger than needed can add up when resources are strapped. Choosing The Right Saw: From Gas To Battery and Beyond | Backdoor Survival
This article also reviews the pros and cons of electric and battery powered saws.
Electric and battery powered saws are an option for those that have trouble with pull starts. They are definitely quiter to use and there is no emissions so some people like them for that reason alone. Choosing The Right Saw: From Gas To Battery and Beyond | Backdoor Survival
Also, the article mentions that you should not be cheap when it comes too buying a hand saw.
I have used a lot of handsaws over the years and there is a big difference between a good one and a bad one. A good one makes you think that cutting down a small tree by hand is not so bad whereas a bad one gives you the feeling that you would do just as well with a cheese grater. Choosing The Right Saw: From Gas To Battery and Beyond | Backdoor Survival
Overall, a great article and a good starting point for a purchase of any saw that you’re thinking about purchasing.