Gerber Gator Jr. Machete
great overall product
this machete is sturdy, reliable and lives up to the gerber name. I've cut branches2" thick, I had to sharpen it alittle of course. I threw it 20 feet away and stuck it 3" in to a Maple tree. I can't wait to see What it will do to my neighbors cat!!!!
March 23, 2012
Nice carry around machete
This machete has a few things going for it. The rubber handle for extra grip is a nice feature. It is very light weight and that is nice as far as long trips in the bush go. The steel is not as good as the steel on some of my other machetes. Gerber should charge a bit more for this machete and make it here in the U.S. with better quality steel and I would give it 5 stars. Also the saw is a great feature. NIce to have the extra tool. I AM NOT GOING TO DING THIS PRODUCT BECAUSE IT DOES NOT COME WITH A RAZOR SHARP EDGE FROM THE FACTORY. I SHARPENED IT AND IT WORKS JUST FINE.
September 16, 2011
Saw is awesome and cutting is great
When I bought this I used it the same day to test it out. Right out of the pacakage it was chopping great could have been a lil sharper but, safety first. The saw as with any saw must be used lightly but aggresively. You cant just press hard and expect the thing to cut through. Any saw will bind doing that. Nice easy fast short cuts will do it. Perfect for chopping small limbs but can chop through those big ones. All in all awesome product!
October 18, 2010
Weak Saw at Best!
Like mentioned by others the blade is dull out of hte pack but that can be fixed.. Should have to be but can. What gets me is the saw?? Gerber makes a decent limb saw however this one is junk. The saw teeth are not sharp and the arrangement of the teeth do nothing to help. Save your money ... Wait! I have one with less than 1 hour use on it at a cheap price. Only marks are from everyone who tried it throwing it down after several swings....
January 26, 2011