Slicing through small branches with a chain saw is like using a blowtorch to light birthday candles. For less aggressive jobs, look to the Silky BigBoy. The coarse-fanged folding saw's 14.2-inch blade is lined with precision-ground teeth, which use four distinct cutting angles to tear through branches up to eight inches thick. When folded, it's less than 16 inches long, so it can be easily stored in a toolbox. [$57; silkysaws.com]
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