Camping Pocket Chainsaw by Livwild
Camping Pocket Chainsaw by Livwild
Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson
Published on: December 07, 2017
Chainsaws don’t always have to be in the form of a heavy-duty tool. If you’re a camper, hunter, hiker, or just a person that likes spending their time away from home, a pocket chainsaw might be a good tool to have in your future endeavors. Now, even though buying one seems pretty simple, it’s usually not the case, especially if you haven’t had any previous experience with this type of chainsaws.
In order to make a worthy investment, you have to pay attention to a couple of things. Finding trustworthy and relevant data can sometimes be a complicated thing, especially if you don’t know where to begin. In case you run into that situation, don’t hesitate to take a look at our reviews. We write comprehensive and unbiased reviews so that you don’t have to look for specifications and features in different places. Instead, you can find everything right here.
- Chain length – 26 inches
- Blade Material: Industrial-grade heat treated Carbon Steel
- Cutting blades on every chain link
- Pouch included
Camping Pocket Chainsaw by Livwild – The Basics
This particular model offers everything you’ll ever need for fast and smooth cutting away from home. In other words, if you’re an individual that likes spending their time in the woods, camping, or even hunting, this pocket chainsaw may come in handy in a lot of situations. Its 26-inch chain features teeth on every link meaning it cuts up to three times faster than its equivalents. On top of that, this model is quite easy to use. Its bi-directional principle is easy to master within an hour or two.
The build quality is excellent. The chain is made of industrial-grade heat-treated steel which guarantees long life and consistent performance. The teeth are self-cleaning meaning you don’t have to worry much about maintenance and lubrication. If you’re looking for a decent pocket chainsaw, this might be the one.
As we said, the design is pretty neat although there aren’t any particularly impressive features. The hand grips are well-made, and they don’t cause skin irritation due to friction. On the other hand, we strongly recommend that you use a pair of protective gloves when working with this model in order to minimize the chances of irritation and other friction-related nuisances and injuries.
The thing that makes this model desirable is its versatility. In other words, you don’t have to use it only during emergencies, and on top of that, it’s quite portable thanks to the included pouch. With this model, there is no need for you to bring a massive bulky chainsaw in order to make a simple cut. Instead, all you have to do is pack it in its pouch, and that’s it.
When it comes to favorable applications, you can cut through more or less any wood as long as its size is within the limitations of the chain. In other words, there are no significant limitations when it comes to the size or amount of power except your personal physical shape. As a manual chainsaw, its performance solely depends on your physical readiness.
As far as the safety goes, the same set of rules applies to most of these models. It’s important that you don’t lose focus and take all the precautionary measures before tackling a project. We also recommend reading the user manual before your first endeavor, even though it seems pointless. You can rest assured that you’ll get a much better insight into the overall capabilities of a particular model by reading the user manual.
LivWild includes a book and a survival blanket with this particular model. It’s a neat addition to an already versatile unit, and even though it seems irrelevant, you’ll be surprised how useful and insightful the survival guide is.
Things we liked about it
The build quality of this model is what drew our attention initially. While many other models on the market have pretty similar build quality, this one stands out for a few reasons. First of all, there is nothing that feels cheap about it. Cheap feel and looks are quite a common problem nowadays because there are just too many companies producing chainsaws at the moment. However, it’s not hard to determine whether or not a particular product is worth getting. You can rest assured that this one is certainly a worthy investment, especially for hobbyists.
The other thing we liked is the price. Instead of having a hefty one, this model comes at a very affordable price. Therefore, even if you’re on a tight budget, you can still have a high-quality pocket chainsaw.
Things we didn’t like
There isn’t much we did not like about this product. One might complain about fatigue and exhaustion, but those scenarios are expected because it’s a pocket model and it doesn’t use any power sources besides the user’s strength. If you’re struggling with fatigue, the best thing you can do is include another person to help you with the cutting. That way, you’ll at least alleviate some of the pressure.
General user impressions
Hobbyists and survival enthusiasts love this unit. It’s an affordable and yet high-quality piece of equipment. If you ever find a model with those two elements included, it’s probably a good idea to consider purchasing it. Professionals don’t bother much with pocket chainsaws because they aren’t foreseen for professional purposes.
Many people find this particular model suitable for a vast array of applications. If you’re looking for a well-made pocket saw with a standard set of features, don’t hesitate to take a look at this one. It should fulfill most of your needs, as long as they are reasonable and within limits. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a heavy-duty piece of equipment, then pocket chainsaws probably aren’t the best category to start with.
This product is affordable, easy to use, and easy to maintain in good condition. It’s up to you to decide whether or not it is the thing you are looking for.