Saw is still closed at the moment. There is currently no definitive date on when it will re-open due to the ongoing investigation into the incident on The Smiler
I don't really understand why it is closed though, Speed at Oakwood is pretty much identical yet that is open and has been for some time. Does it really take that long just to run some checks?
By the way, do you know if Rattlesnake and Dragon's Fury are open again at Chessington?
Merlin, and more specifically Thorpe have stressed that there is nothing wrong with Saw- The Ride, nor do they fear there ever would be. However it is the same manufacturer, and it's systems are both run very similarly. They both have multiple block brakes, and until they can find a fault in The Smiler's systems, if there is one, then they know what may have to be altered on Saw as well.
They will also be able to use Saw to identify any problems there may be.
I would imagine that any changes to The Smiler's systems will also be the case for Saw, but I would expect Saw to reopen for the six weeks, providing they manage to make the changes in this time. Time will tell