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Set of 3 Gyokucho Japanese Saws with Japanese Saw Bag

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Set of 3 Gyokucho Japanese Saws with Japanese Saw Bag

Rutlands    Part No. JP1173SP
Supplied complete with the JP1299 Japanese saw bag our best selling set of 3 Gyokucho Japanese saws represents exceptional value for money....

• The world's finest Japanese saws made by Gyokucho Razorsaw
• Impulse hardened tooth tips for superior sharpness and to prevent tooth breakage
• Each tooth is symmetrically set to ensure straight, drift free sawing
• Ultra thin hardened steel blade requires significantly lower sawing force
• Each blade is surface plated, not lacquered to prevent rust and to minimise friction
• Light weight yet extremely strong handles for fatigue free sawing
• Each blade is secured to the handle by a no-play adjustment screw,
  for smooth chatter free sawing

The set of three saws comprises a dozuki universal saw for exceptionally fine, clean rip, cross and angled cutting, a kataba ultra hard saw for cutting very abrasive materials such as MDF and exotic hardwoods and a ryoba ultra fine saw for making fine finishing and trimming cuts. An ideal set for the fine cabinet maker.

Due to their shape and length, Japanese saws can be difficult to store and transport safely; there is often a risk for the saw getting bent or damaged in some way. The saw bag is specially designed to carry up to four full sized Japanese saws and keep them protected during transit. Made from hardwearing woven nylon, this bag is water resistant and features leatherette at the blade end of the bag for additional durability. Inside, the bag has three dividers allowing four saws to be accommodated without the blades touching. Outside, the bag has two zipped pockets ideal for storing onsite essentials. The shoulder strap is fully adjustable and a loop at the end of the strap lets you hang the bag on a hook when not in use. This highly practical bag means you can take your Japanese saws wherever you need them without risk of damage. Bag measures 780mm x 135mm x 70mm. Made in Japan.


The overall design of the Japanese saws or "Noko Giri" differs greatly from the more familiar western style saws. The Japanese put great empahsis on balance in all areas of their life and their woodworking tools are no exception. Look at the shape and form of a Japanese saw and the handle is in perfect visual balance with the blade. Hold the same saw in your hand and you realise that the balance of the tool is not purely cosmetic. This makes the tool easier and more efficient to use and has a profound effect on your work.

Japanese handsaws have one stand out difference from their western counterparts; they cut on the pull stroke rather than the push stroke. Due to this single fundamental difference, Japanese saws have blades that are thinner, lighter and cut much smoother and faster. As the action of pulling the saw keeps the blade in tension through the cut, the blade does not need to be as thick or as heavy as a push saw which requires the extra bulk to withstand the compressive force of the cut keeping the blade, and the resultant cut, straight.
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  • Brand Rutlands
    JP1002 Dozuki Universal
    JP1002 - Blade Length 240mm
    JP1002 - Blade Thickness 0.3mm
    JP1002 - Cut Depth 50mm
    JP1002 - Overall Length 535mm
    JP1002 - Set 0.51mm
    JP1002 - Tooth Pitch 1.3mm
    JP1004 Kataba Ultra Hard
    JP1004 - Blade Length 240mm
    JP1004 - Blade Thickness 0.6mm
    JP1004 - Blade Width 59mm
    JP1004 - Overall Length 545mm
    JP1004 - Set 0.9mm
    JP1004 - Tooth Pitch 1.5mm
    JP1011 Ryoba Ultra Fine
    JP1011 - Blade Length 240mm
    JP1011 - Blade Thickness 0.45mm
    JP1011 - Blade Width 97mm
    JP1011 - Cross Cut Tooth Pitch 1.3mm
    JP1011 - Overall Length 605mm
    JP1011 - Rip Cut Tooth Pitch 3.84 - 2.46mm
    JP1011 - Set 0.73mm
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  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Unknown
    Nice, big bag that comfortably takes full size Japanese saws. The side compartments hold all my pencils, marking knifes and other bits and pieces and the carry strap means I can sling it over my shoulder. The bag is even waterproof.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: William Easter
    I have never got on well with traditional handsaws,so these were bought as a last resort for large scale work that could not be done with power tools. What a revelation,they are now my first choice for both speed and accuracy on most projects.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Dean Jones
    Brilliant set of saws never used japanese saws before but now I have I always will they give a clean crisp cut every time absolutely bargain set of saws
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Peter Walker
    I've never used any other japanese or pull saws before but I have to say, these are stunningly impressive. Slightly offputting when you first receive them as they are somewhat larger than you would imagine from looking at the pictures and you might mistake them for a set of murder weapons! The other disconcerting things is that the blades are rather thin and you may find that they don't appear to be perfectly straight. These concerns disappear as soon as you use them though: they cut with ease through wood and leave a beautifully clean cut, even in my amateur hands. Regarding the blades not being straight, this is a function of them being thin and being designed to cut on the pull stroke; under the light tension of a gentle pull stroke they cut in a straight line. Would recommend highly.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: N Moss
    This Is A Good All-round Set Of Saws. The Ultra Hard Kataba Makes Light Work Of Mdf. Would Deffinately Recommend.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Peter Hadley
    had never used a pull saw before I used these. once you get the hang of them, they're absolutely smashing. the cut is better than anything I've ever used. thank you rutlands.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Tom Grainger
    i've used japanese tools for s few years now and must say these are the best saws i've owned. i'm now trying to resist the temptation of some of the other tools.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: R Kennedy
    Never used a pull saw before so these took a little bit of getting used to but even in my inexperienced hands the result was still impressive. The saws are so sharp and seem to glide through whatever I'm cutting whether its delicate moulding or thick boards.
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