Will Howardwrote a review of Black Diamond FlickLock Snow Saw on February 4, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
This saw is a crucial piece of equipment when digging pits to evaluate snow stability. It allows you to smooth the walls of a pit so fine that every snow layer will be easily identified by a quick glance. You can isolate columns for a Compression test incredibly quick, and chopping out a section of your pit for an ECT is too simple not to do. The Flick-Lock is great for attaching it to BD poles, and with two sizes on the lock it can fit a variety of other poles. This just made all of my pits exponentially prettier, and is an essential tool for responsible decision making in the backcountry.