The Voilé Telepro Mini Wood Saw Avalanche Shovel is the closest thing they make to a snowplow and a wood saw in a smaller package. It's the same as the larger Voilé Telepro Wood Saw Avalanche Shovel but with a smaller scoop and handle length. It’s made for moving mountains of snow, and is the industry standard for ski patrollers, mountain guides, and rescue workers worldwide.
Voile Telepro Mini Wood Saw Shovel
Simply put, it’s a shovel AND a wood saw. From pruning branches to digging snow pits to cutting firewood, this professional-grade, rescue shovel/saw redefines the term “handy.” Its seven-inch, six-teeth/inch blade stows safely inside the shovel’s telescoping T-handle when not in use, but can be pressed into service by means of a double-pop button.
The accolades of the Telepro don’t stop there. First, its large scoop is cold forged to its quintessential Voilé shape from 6061 aluminum. Then the scoop is heat-treated to an impressive T6 temper.
T6-tempered 6061 aluminum has an ultimate tensile strength of 42,000 psi and yield strength of 35,000 psi. So what does all that mean? Let’s just say the end result is a scoop that rivals the strength and rigidity of a heavy, steel scoop you might find on a transfer shovel from a hardware store.
The shovel scoop of the Telepro Wood Saw Avalanche Shovel features a pair of slotted holes. In the deft hands of a snow expert, these “deadman” holes may be used to fashion an emergency rescue sled or snow anchor. (Please don’t rap off the latter into a deep crevasse.)
The Telepro is truly a professional-level avalanche shovel, with a saw, at a price that anybody can dig.
Part Number 416-M Weight(lbs/kg) 1 lb.10oz./0.74kg Length 23.75in/60.3cm Extended 29.75in/75.6cm Handle only 15.25in/38.7cm Scoop only (LxW) 13.5x10in/34x25cm Scoop Material 6061-T6 Tempered Utility Saw Length 7"/17.8cm Benefits/Uses Utility saw inside, cut wood or snow, avalanche science, shelter building