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Offline brianw

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Re: Bacho 24 inch bowsaw blades source!
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2013, 05:40:00 PM »
Has anyone tried the Irwin bow saw blades?

They make excellent knife and saw blades for my other tools.

I didn't even know Irwin made bow saw blades.  I can speak to the quality of their handsaws as I use one for my winter wood processing needs (Marathon coarse cut carpenters saw in 24").

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Re: Bacho 24 inch bowsaw blades source!
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2013, 09:29:58 PM »
I got a bunch here:
http://www.traditionalwoodworker.com
search for "bow saw"

they have blades for dry and green wood.

they've been pretty good-german made
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Re: Bacho 24 inch bowsaw blades source!
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2014, 06:12:26 AM »
It is best if you stop seeing Bahco as a Swedish company anymore, they are just abother company that buys things and get's their name slapped on it. Much like Fiskars saws can be found with "Made in China" on them.

That being said, bowsaws are pretty universal in design so I look for blades that say "Made in Sweden first". Some countries just don't have a outdoor sports culture to them. I still like gear made in Canada/USA/Sweden/Finland/Germany, etc.

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Re: Bacho 24 inch bowsaw blades source!
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2014, 07:53:01 AM »
I'll second (or third) the BAHCO blades.  I got mine from Ben's Backwoods too (http://bensbackwoods.com/), and will also second that he was great to deal with, and great to meet in person.  I've never been too fussy about saw blades, and typically gotten them at Canadian Tire, but they seem to have less set this year, and bind more often in green wood.  After our latest trip, I switched to some of the BAHCO's and tested them out yesterday.  Though of course a new blade is always an improvement over an old one, they seemed significantly better, and I'll be sticking with these guys from now on. 
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Re: Bacho 24 inch bowsaw blades source!
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2014, 10:00:00 AM »
I have some on the way from Bens, but I did consider purchasing these from eBay. If you zoom in on the pictures they say Made in Sweden.
http://m.ebay.ca/itm/271276591083?nav=SEARCH&sbk=1

Here is another.
http://m.ebay.ca/itm/331054116914?nav=SEARCH&sbk=1
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Re: Bacho 24 inch bowsaw blades source!
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2014, 02:25:08 PM »
Its worth it to seek out the best bucksaw blade you can, and I have been happy with the Bacho blade I got from Bens Backwoods.  It has a good tooth offset pattern and is not binding.  I think those "made in Sweden" stamps visible on the ebay site are from old photos, or old stock, because I am not aware that Bacho makes any bucksaw blades in Sweden anymore.  They are made in Portugal.  Not all blades from Portugal are equal.  I am sticking with Bacho brand.

If you do have a saw blade where the offset (kerf) is too narrow, you can tune the teeth easily with a saw set tool.  That is another topic, so I will start a new one on the saw set tool.  Even the best blades need to be tuned occasionally, and one of these days I will learn how to sharpen a bucksaw blade too.  :)
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Re: Bacho 24 inch bowsaw blades source!
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2014, 01:09:31 PM »
Hey guys....merry christmas.
I was down at Canadian outdoor equipment in Mississauga last weekend and picked up a Bahco 23-21 blade for my 21" saw. Lots of other good stuff aswell.

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Re: Bacho 24 inch bowsaw blades source!
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2015, 12:09:38 PM »
Found a great video on how to sharpen
(need to get myself one of those saw set tools)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cscIKCy5eCc

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Re: Bacho 24 inch bowsaw blades source!
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2015, 07:39:39 PM »
I have found Swedish and Norwegian made blades in thrift stores and habitat for humanity resale stores ( new old stock ) here in Michigan, I buy the up when I see them, 24" blades are harder to find, 30" or longer are common so I use a propane torch to remove the temper from the area were the new hole will be drilled and drill it to length. trim to size with snips. for $2.00 its worth a try.   
  a diamond hone works good to touch even a hardened blade. 

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Re: Bacho 24 inch bowsaw blades source!
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2015, 06:08:15 PM »
Thought I had better pick up a spare blade for my 24" Dustrude buck saw so I looked into ordering from Canadian Outdoor Equipment. The blades are less than $10 but the shipping on two blades is $30.

I need a plan B!
www.canoepaddler.net for custom made gear and fireboxes

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Re: Bacho 24 inch bowsaw blades source!
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2015, 06:22:28 PM »
That's crazy. They are shipped from the UK but are cheaper!
www.canoepaddler.net for custom made gear and fireboxes

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Re: Bacho 24 inch bowsaw blades source!
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2015, 01:16:31 AM »
I use the bacho blades and I purchase them at amazon.ca.  They are much better than the Canadian Tire blades.

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Re: Bacho 24 inch bowsaw blades source!
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2015, 08:08:22 AM »
another good local source for those in
Southern Ontario is: Canadian Outdoor Equipment (Mississauga.)

Genuine Swedish Steel :)

https://www.canadianoutdoorequipment.com/bahco-bucksaw-bow-saw-replacement-blade.html

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Re: Bacho 24 inch bowsaw blades source!
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2015, 11:38:40 AM »
These guys ^^^^ are great to deal with too!!