Make life easier when you're sawing up the snow for study.
- Tempered stainless steel blade makes this saw nigh-indestructible
- Blade kerf is thin and offset for finer cuts that makes isolating blocks for snow tests easier
- Metric and imperial scales are printed on the blade for simple, quick-glance measurements
- Handle has tie points to make it easy to attach this saw to a shovel shaft or ski pole
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Capable and easy to use
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Used this saw for about a month, now, and it is miles ahead of the shovel handle relic I've been toting for a the past years. A little heavier, but longer, stronger, quicker, and easier to stow in the pack. Fairly vicious when deployed, it is fine if folded. The bag is inconvenient and overbuilt - I've never used it.
Pit work on Katahdin
Above and Beyond
Unlike some of the competition this saw folds up into a nice compact package, which makes it that much easier to manage. This saw is super sharp and has some features that just show how much attention to detail Brooks Range has. The crystal hard on the saw blade is a nice touch...and a bottle opener?!? Heck yes. The saw is absolutely bomber. I havent cut down any trees with it yet, but I'm sure it wouldn't flinch.
Bottom line-it does its job and goes above and beyond.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Bought this for a three day avy coarse followed by a ten day backcountry trip. Saw worked great for all my pits nice having the crystal grid on the saw. Fold up very well for storage and you can open a beer with it!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
got the saw in today and let me tell you it is sharp, tree�branches are nothing to this saw, the fold system rocks and really saves your pack because it takes the teeth out of play. the pouch is ok but now closing system on it. It does have a button type whole on top but no way to close it. Nothing a piece of�paracord cant fix. Really happy with it cant wait to try it out. Also comes with 2 scraps so you can attach to ski poles. Good stuff
I just received my Brooks-Range Scientist...
I just received my Brooks-Range Scientist 35 Folding Saw. Its awesome, but the sheath that was sent doesn't fit the saw when folded. From the pictures on your site it looks like it should have come with a longer sheath. Can I get the sheath replaced?
If you click,"Live Chat" at the top under Talk to Gear Gurus, they will be able to quickly resolve your issue.
The Brooks-Range Scientist 35 - Folding showed up today. It's compact, light, and awesome.
The Scientist weighs in at 10.375oz with the case, 8.875 without. Brooks-Range specs the saw at 8.9 oz, so it looks like we're right on there. My one and only worry was that the hinge interface was going to be a bit sloppy. Turns out, that worry was completely unfounded. Unfolded, the saw acts like any other rigid saw. There's no play, no wobble, no nothing. You can't tell there's a hinge! It's that solid. Even though Brooks-Range calls this a 35cm saw, you really get over 40cm of working blade. Bonus!
Brooks-Range silk-screens both metric and English measurements onto the saw , including a large, dark line at 30cm, to make your column tests easy. There are also three sets of grids - 1mm, 2mm, and 3mm on each side of the saw. The rubberized handle feels good in my hand and straps easily onto a ski pole or my shovel shaft to make longer cuts. Two 9" straps are included.
I'll be taking the saw out for its first field test tomorrow morning. For comparison, I've tried BCA's saw and BD's Flicklock saw. The BCA never made it into the field because I couldn't get it to fit in my pack or strap onto the outside. It was just that awkward. I borrowed a Flicklock for some column tests last weekend. I could not cut a straight line with it. Probably user error. We shall see if the Scientist works better. I have a feeling that it will because the blade is deeper than BD's.