Silky Axes and Machetes Silky Saws New Zealand

Axes & Machetes

    In various tropical and subtropical countries, the machete is frequently used to cut through rain forest undergrowth and for agricultural purposes (e.g. cutting sugar cane). Besides this, in Latin America a common use is for such household tasks as cutting large foodstuffs into pieces - much as a cleaver is used, or to perform crude cutting tasks such as making simple wooden handles for other tools. It is also common to see people using machetes for other jobs such as splitting open coconuts, yard work, and clearing brush.

    A hatchet is a single-handed striking tool with a sharp blade used to cut and split wood and is simply a small axe. They have a variety of uses, such as tasks normally done by a pocket knife when one is not present. The hatchet can also be used to create a fire through sparks and friction.

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    Designed to use on the pull stroke, it's worth taking 2 minutes to view this video to ensure you get the best from your saw.

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    Changing the blade on a folding saw

    Whilst you cannot sharpen a silky blade (due tot he configuration of the rip and cross cut teeth) you can easily replace it.

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