Posted by CANbike on Thu, 20 Mar 2014

Initial Impressions Posted: Irwin 15" Hand Saw (2011201)

The Irwin Marathon Coarse Cut Carpenter Saw - 15 (model# 2011201) is a uniquely designed aggressive saw. Due to triple grounded heat-treated teeth, a 1mm thick blade, and large uniquely shaped gullets it is also well suited for cutting and clearing trees.

It was purchased based on high recommendations from the Boundary Water community and the Winter Trekking community. In addition, the overall 18" length fits nicely inside or outside a backpack. It's longer than a folding saw, but shorter than the average bow saw. Initial impressions have been posted.

Only major critique would be the lack of a plastic blade guard. Fortunately, a hockey skate guard works well. Instruction for the saw blade guard have been posted separately.