Hooyman Saw Review – Hooyman 10ft Saw
I’ve had the Hooyman 10ft Saw for about 10 months, and thought I’d share with you Freaks what I think about it. I like the Hooyman saw, and it works well for its purpose – but it is not perfect.
- The first, and biggest advantage in my opinion is that it is extendable out to almost 10 feet. It’s very quite, and packs well. The 10ft model retracts down to 28”.
- The Hooyman Megabite blade is sharp, and works well – but does not keep an edge forever, like most blades. After a day or two of heavy use, it would behove you to take 10 minutes resharpen the blade. The blade is made out of premium high carbon steel and is a good blade for the price of the saw. It features a four edge tooth design
- The Hooyman 10ft Saw comes with a very nice carrying sling, that makes carrying easy and simple over your shoulder.
- The saw portion of the Hooyman Saw detaches to use as a handsaw, and works ok, while not overly comfortable to use, it does work.
- The saw is not exposed all the time, and does fold in to protect the blade during transport.
- The telescoping saw is very strong, and does not bend or “give” when sawing big sized limbs or branches. The aircraft grade aluminum features an I-beam design this is tough and works well.
- The positive locking mechanisms on the Hooyman Saw work very well, and does not slip or slide when sawing.
- The Hooyman Saw is lightweight and weighs in at 2.95 pounds.
- The Hooyman 10ft Saw, is not 10ft. I’m not sure how in the world you can call a saw 10ft, when it’s not 10 feet long?
- The Hooyman Saw is OK when it comes to using it strictly as a handsaw – but it could me more comfortable and ergonomic to use. Although it does suffice.
- The Hooyman Saw does not feature a pruning or lopping device that would be beneficial in cutting the smaller diameter branches that “give” when force is applied from above. This would be a great feature to have, and would allow for quicker, and quieter cutting of limbs and branches.
Overall, while NOT perfect – it does suffice and I do believe is Outdoor Freak worthy. It will be interesting what features Hooyman adds in the future, or what other folks in the industry will come up with to address the shortcomings. This saw is an acceptable saw that would work for a bowhunting saw or deer hunter that needs a light saw for mobility.