Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Equipment Review - The Wyoming Saw


Master Hand Grenade did it.  On the very last day, in the very last hour of hunting season 2012, he bagged his deer!  Saturday, Sir Knight and Master Hand Grenade set out one final time to test their hunting skills.  As the afternoon drew to a close and twilight threatened, a doe came into view, turned broadside, and became sustenance for our family.

Sir Knight and Master Hand Grenade gutted the doe in the field (the coyotes have to eat too, ya know) and brought her home to hang and skin her.   Over the years, we have found that a few good tools go a long way when processing game.  First, of course, is a sighted-in rifle (that goes without saying), a handgun (just in case you have to finish the job), a sharp knife and the ever handy Wyoming saw.

"Fresh" from quartering Master Hand Grenade's deer
Thin but sturdy stainless steel spine

The bone blade
The little Wyoming saw has been one handy tool.  It is very well designed.  The construction is aluminum (the handle) and stainless steel (the spine of the saw) and carbon steel (the blades) - very high quality.  This particular little saw can be used for quartering game, making forts in the back yard, cutting down Christmas trees or any other project you find it suitable for.  It comes with two blades - one for wood and one for meat and bone.  It is very easy to disassemble and clean and stores in one handy little pouch, making it perfect for your pack or bug-out-bag.  The spine of the saw is thin so that it can follow the blade through the cut you are making, enabling you to even quarter an animal as large as an elk without the use of a large meat saw.  We have found absolutely nothing that this saw will not handle in the field.

Disassembled and ready to clean
Clean and ready to store in case
All buttoned up
Wyoming now makes a larger saw - The Wyoming Saw II, but I have found no need for a larger saw as the original has worked flawlessly for us.  If you are in the market for a versatile, compact saw, take a look at the Wyoming.  You can't go wrong.


7 comments:

  1. Enola,

    (captaincrunch)

    Good shooting Master Hand Grenade!

    I really like reviews on tools, guns, guy stuff and guy toys. Makes the Redneck in me all warm and fuzzy.

    Speaking of Rednecks, the neighbor accross the street from me is also one of my closest friends (this is the one working in the Eagle Ford Oil Field) He has a wife, two year old daughter and another baby due in February. We got to talking and becouse of family logistics and becouse my nieghbor works for a week straight in the oil field and has little time off, "adopted uncle captaincrunch" may have to run a few errands for mom before and after the baby arrives. Then we talked some more, if Mom is unable to drive to a medical appointment or if the new baby decides to arrive early, captain crunch may have to drive Moms truck (was dads truck) with mom and the two year old strapped into the child ejection seat (thats what I call a child seat) to the hospitol if the baby arrives early and dads is hours away in the oil field (Uh' Oh) What did captaincrunch get into now. So Dad and had to show captaincrunch how to drive mom's giant Dodge Diesel truck ($57.000 new in 2010) Like I said, it was dads truck, now dad drives a small truck for his oil field work. That truck is like driving a battleship! It is really, really fast too! (The engines been modified) We drove to the store to get chewing tobacco for dad and Shiner Bach beer for captaincrunch (We had quality Redneck time togather) Through just luck, or maybe a little help from someone upstairs. The nieghbor next door to me (the one with the twins that were born in August) and the one accross the street became some of the closet friends I have. I will do whatever it takes to help my freinds out, so things could get interesting in February. I will have five adopted nephews and neices and Christmas and birthdays will only get more expensive. Years from now, shooting will get more expensive as I am teaching all thease kids how to shoot AR-15's. We are having some kind of bizarre baby boom going on down here in Texas. In February, there will be six kids all within 75 yards of my house and all under one year of age. There might be something in the water down here so thats why Im drinking Shiner Bach beer:)

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    1. It's not the water, it's solar output-the Maunder Minimum means Baby Maximum.Sunspots, solar flares-that's what does it. It's a popular thing to make diesel ratrods now-which sort of strikes me as odd, since I associate diesels with torque and not speed. Sounds like your neighbors are lucky to have you as an auxiliary uncle..

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    2. Hey Anon,

      (captaincrunch)

      Solar output??? Baby Maximum??? I dont get. A cluster of young families with new houses, one wife has a kid. Another wife gets that twikle in her eye and nine or ten months later. Bang! another kid arrives. Babies clusters are like small localized infections, actually good infections for a change.

      On a Diesel Ratrod thing, I think its real cool to see a "Common American Redneck" tweak out the performance on a seven thousand pound pickup truck and increase the fuel mileage from 14 miles a gallon to 21 miles a gallon. I think also its part of "Americanism' not settling on the status quo, but making something better. We did that from the Henry Ford with the automobile, Alexander Gram Bell and the Telephone, and Thomas Edison with the light bulb.
      The only real big Earth shattering thing I can think of that the Europeans developed bisides inventing world wars was the "Gutenberg Bible"

      Thats why were the still New World, we are still inventing new things. We still have oppurtunity.

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    3. Exactly-there will always be room for the garage inventor. You don't need a zillion dollar lab (though it's nice). One of the coolest "little guys" project I've heard of was the rocket that the Civilian Space Exploration Team built-just a buncha guys that used off the shelf large scale model rocket components to put a object into space(but not orbit-the technical definition of the lower edge of space is 100km./62 miles). It's possible for college groups to boost small payloads into space(again, not into orbit) with off the shelf model rocket parts-kinda pricy for one guy to do though-but there's the edge-of-space balloons anyone can do..
      It was a running joke two jobs ago about sunspots/the Maunder Minimum/Mountain Dew/well water causing babies-there does seem to be clusters of babies in a small area sometimes, though.

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  2. Their website says there are three versions-I wonder if it will take a standard hacksaw blade? For me, that would make it really useful.

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  3. I have been shopping for a new saw...thanks for the review.

    Goldie

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