Silky Sugoi Pistol Grip Saw, 15.5in, Natural/Black/Yellow SKS39036
From the Manufacturer
Best-selling, state-of-the-art, professional hand saw with razor-sharp and ultra-fast cutting mono-constructed 14-1/5-inch curved blade. Curved blade provides greater cutting speed with less effort. Large and comfortable sure-grip handle gives strength and flexibility to the full length of the saw. The super aggressive tooth pattern is ideal for pruning large limbs. Utilizes proprietary Silky MIRAI-ME (Smooth Cutting) Technology – The Teeth of the Future! The precision-ground, razor-sharp teeth with four cutting angles provide extremely fast, clean and smooth cutting action. Features hard chrome-plated, taper-ground curved blade with non-set tooth design. Taper-ground profile reduces drag and directs more usable energy to the cutting edge. The hard chrome-plated blade has 5.5 teeth per inch, resists rust and effects of tree resin, and wipes clean easily. Superbly designed molded-rubber hand grip encases the blade extension to absorb vibration while cutting. Great combination of high performance blade with a comfortable sure-grip handle that really sticks in your hands. Exceptional design, strength, balance and superior finish quality. Comes with the custom high-visibility yellow plastic scabbard that can be attached to the belt or lower leg. Ideal for pruning large limbs on the ground or at height. Made in Japan. SUGOI is available in two blade lengths: 14-1/5-inch (360 mm) and 16-1/2-inch (420 mm).
100% more productive in the tree than my chainsaw ~ reviewed by Bryan Campbell
I never understood the value of a good handsaw in the tree until I discovered Silky Products. Since I have had my SUGOI I only bring the chainsaw up into the tree for the really big limbs.
For production work this saw will impress. The extra large teeth have an incredible cutting speed. The blade is designed to cut a channel wide enough so that it prevents binding further into the cut. This is great for sappy woods.
Durability is excellent. In the past year Silky has even improved the scabbard in response to customer comments indicating that gets cut when the saw comes in an out. My blade has also maintained a sharp edge long past what I would have expected.
If I had to pick something to harp on it would be that the straps that come with the scabbard are a not as durable as the rest of the saw.
For those who see the length of the saw as a limiting factor there are several other models offered like the ZUBAT which is 8 inches shorter.
As a final thought, statistics show that the chainsaw is the single most dangerous tool used in the Tree industry. When chainsaws are used IN the tree this risk goes way up. For those who lack experience and training in this area or who may only have one saw that is too heavy and not really suited for use up high, Silky Handsaws like the SUGOI go miles towards mitigating the high risk of chainsaw use.
My SUGOI lives behind the seat of my truck and is my go-to tool of choice when I climb. I’m a better more productive Arborist since I discovered Silky products.
Great Saw ~ reviewed by Thomas J. Price
I do trail work in Shenandoah National Park, teach pruning techniques, and use this on my property. This is absolutely the best hand saw I have ever used. It makes short work of small trees and branches. In fact I have used it on trees up to 7 inches in diameter with no problem. There are many times I prefer it over my chain saw. I burn over a cord of firewood every year in my wood stove, and I cut 75% of the wood I use with this saw.
Professional Quality Saw ~ reviewed by R. Meier
Razor sharp and will effortlessly cut through large limbs.
Ergonomic comfort grip handle saves on hand fatigue.
Professional Arborist/Forestry quality.
Perfect length for small and large limb trimming.
Handy vine trimmer at front edge of blade.
The scabbard is well made with the exception of the belt loop. Since it’s made of an imitation leather product it likely won’t hold up very long if the saw is used everyday by a professional arborist. I found that attaching this to a climbing saddle to be an effort when it should have been effortless. The saw is designed and marketed for the professional arborist and the belt loop certainly doesn’t live up that that level of design and use.
The scabbard does have a removable guard that can be changed when it becomes worn out from rubbing the saw blade edge against it. This is a nice feature, although I have yet to see one retailer who sells the replacement.
All things considered this is an excellent product. Had the scabbard had a better attachment loop (like the Silky Sugoi 420) it would have rated 5 stars.
amazing saw! ~ reviewed by sjm
A cottonwood and elm tree were both blown over across a main trail leading through the woods at a local Park. I tried several times to get the park service to have the tree guys clear the trail, but it turns out they will only cut trees that have fallen on the paved trails. So, I did some research online and found out which saws are made for this kind of cutting. I purchased the Silky Sugoi 420 and went to work. It only took about 10 minutes of sawing on each section of the trees, all about 10 inches in diameter. The saw is quite amazing. I thought it would be hard work, but it wasn’t. The saw is also very light and easy to carry on a bicycle in its scabbard, so I will carry it with me frequently to keep branches and trees off the hiking/biking/skiing trails.
Fantastic saw for clearing woods ~ reviewed by J. Lasky
I clear back-country ski trails in Vermont. This saw is remarkable. It quickly goes through eight inch trees. In a pinch, when a friends chain saw got bound, we have cut a 13″ tree to clear it. This is a great alternative to a bow saw. It cuts faster, is easier to get into position for the cut and is much easier to carry. I have had mine five years. I just bought one for my wife. Comparing the two, I do see that her’s cuts slightly faster. However, without a direct comparison I would not have thought mine had dulled at all. I intend to use it several more years before replacing the blade. I trail clear about twelve days a year.
Best saw I’ve ever had ~ reviewed by GusB
This is one terrific tool. I’ve used it to clear the brush from around the pond of our country home. Now I’m cutting down good sized saplings up to 40 feet tall to clear a path through our woodlands. This saw makes the work easy and fun. Simply amazing.
WOW1 sharp and cuts in both directions ~ reviewed by H. M. Leary
Amazon did not sell this at the time I bought mine ( and the Hayauchi pole saw ). This saw really cuts well even on oak limbs and is certainly easier carry when climbing up tall trees than a chainsaw. I have used it to cut a couple 8in limbs too.
Silky Hand Saw ~ reviewed by Papa Walt
Silky Curved Landscaping Hand Saw SUGOI 360 Extra Large Teeth #390-36 This saw cuts like butter and has reduced my time and effort in keeping up with my heavily landscaped acre which includes Oak, Palms, Cassia, Poinciana, etc.. Very durable blade and the teeth command respect so keep in in it’s sheath when not in use. Well worth the money, very good quality. I also invested in a Silky pole saw and have moth balled my chain saw for the most part. Safer and greener, you may also check out the silky folding saw for convenience if your needs are not so great.
Fantastic handsaw ~ reviewed by Wasatch Bill
This is the best handsaw I have ever used. I have used alot of handsaws, including most of the ones available at Home Depot and Lowes. The Corona 13″ is the best handsaw I’ve found at Home Depot. A Corona 14″ cuts significantly faster than the 13″. The Silky Sugoi handsaw cuts about 30% faster than a Corona 14″ pruning saw. I got a 30″ bow saw also, but it is not as good as the Silky Sugoi.
The sheath is critical, you need a sheath to protect the blade, and protect things you don’t want the saw to cut. Like any razor-sharp knife, you need to be very careful when handling this saw. You may want to tie the saw into the sheath when transporting it.
The best handsaw for trees. ~ reviewed by Forest7
This saw is excellent for cutting tree branches. The teeth are sharp and effective. It is the hand version of the Hayate pole saw. I have gotten another handsaw first, from Silky, the Big Boy, and the Sugoi is far superior.