There's a lot of fun and cheap stuff at the big supermarkets for us outdoor nerds to botanize among. These days there's often a bigger variety of products and quality in these big stores focusing on everything from car parts to kitchen utilities. You often find higher quality products side by side with the stores own brands. This folding saw is a good example on this. I bought the Jula 702047 Folding Saw back in 2008 and then it wasn't branded at all. The saw is still offered at Jula, but now a days it's branded Hard Head (Julas own brand). A low price tag doesn't necessarily mean bad quality by default. Therefor I think it's interesting to also bring a cheap product like this to my field tests. If you want to see more about my latest field test on saws; click HERE.
What I like most about this saw (besides the price tag) is the generous amount of rubber on the handle. Another plus to this saw is the blade lock that also locks the blade when folded. This is a nice safety feature that ensures that the saw doesn't unfold unexpectedly during transport. On the end of the handle there's also a lanyard hole.
I've now been using this saw for six years and unfortunately I must say that the blade's cutting capacity has gotten less and less effective trough the years. This is most likely the result of this saw's low price. As far as I know I don't think Jula offer spare parts for this product, too bad as the handle still are in pretty good shape. But on the other hand; today I can by a brand new Jula saw for only 85 SEK. So even though this saw didn't put up much of a fight in my latest field test on saws; I think I've gotten a hole lot of saw for my money as I only gave 59 SEK for this saw back in 2008.
Manufacturer: Jula, Swedish company with foreign situated production
Model: 702047 Folding Saw
Blade material: Stainless steel
Blade length: 179 mm
Blade thickness: 1,11 mm
Blade width: 35,5 mm
Unfolded length: 401 mm
Folded length: 226 mm
Handle material: Plastic and rubber
Handle thickness: 24 mm
Weight: 223 g
Price: 85 SEK (Sweden 2015)
Dealer: This saw came from Jula (2008)