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Gigli Saw

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Smiddy, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Smiddy

    Smiddy Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Ive heard people say the "Survival saws" you see on the market are crap and break easy. I read references to Gigli Saws being used the same way including being used as garrottes and survival saws in WWII.

    Essentially its the same thing as the survival saws and I'm sure that's where they got the idea from, but I wonder if the Gigli Saws sold by medical companies might be of a higher grade that wont fail under hard use. They certainly cost more. They sell them without handles, just looped on the end. You can put your own handles on them or buy gigli handles which are really expensive.
  2. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it's that they're really of low quality but more that friction=heat, heated wire=stretching, stretched wire=lowered resilience. I have a double cut survival saw that uses a chainsaw style blade. I honestly can't see breaking that easily.