This BCA A2 Shovel plus Saw meets all the necessities and then goes a lot further. The oval shaft naturally lines up the shovel shaft to the head. The shovel head is super tough, made of hardened T6 Aluminium, with the pressed-in shape that really makes this blade strong.
The Grip of the shovel is very comfortable in hand for long periods and you don’t notice there is a saw in the shaft at all during use. Additionally, when the saw is removed, the shovel works the same way.
The Shovel's handle is also telescopic, the longer handles setting offering maximum power and the shorter setting greater efficiency of movement in tighter spaces. The blade of the shovel is ridged to maximise traction in the snow.
The Saw offers a 28 cm long blade that is perfect for isolating columns, cutting down firewood or ice blocks, or cutting through the snow. The saw blade fits very neatly in the handle and is completely unobtrusive when stowed in shovel mode.
This BCA A-2 is in the higher end of cost for a shovels, but if you are planning on purchasing a snow saw, it’s highly recommended to get one which is incorporated into the shaft of a shovel rather than have to pack a razor sharp blade in your pack and risk it tearing up other goods in your pack.
BCA A2 EXT Shovel plus Saw
Weight: 880 g (full system, including saw)
Blade dimensions: 10 x 11 inches/25.4 x 27.9 cm
Collapsed handle and shaft length: 17 inches/43 cm