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Set of 3 Japanese Hand Saws

Rutlands    Part No. JP1173

• 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


This 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.

The overall design of the Japanese saws or "Noko Giri" differs greatly from the more familiar western style saws. The Japanese put great emphasis 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
    Country of Origin Japan
    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: Trevor Davies
    My first japanese set and WOW scary sharp and a clean easy cut . So much more control in the action with minimal effort . Got this set of 3 for under £70 , bargain . Great job again Rutlands another purchase without hickup and swift delivery .
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Richard Mckinlay
    I ordered a set of these saws on the 18th of December and they arrived in Cork in the south of Ireland on the 21st. Great service again. Having used Japanese saws before I had no hesitation ordering this set, which were on offer with a free carrying case. The saws are good quality and can handle all the different timber products that I can throw at them. Highly recommended to the serious woodworker or the occasional user. Good product and great service.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Steve Heptinstall
    These arrived well packed and in very short timescale. Very easy to use. I am actually looking forward to my next doevetail project due to the clean precise cuts. Materials and workmanship of the tools ate very good. First impresdions lead me to think I may invest in some Premium grade Japanese pull saws now I have tried them. Impressed.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Steven Gilmore
    As a cabinet maker these saws have become priceless to me. Whether you are cutting hardwoods or veneered boards, these will leave you wondering "how did i ever got on without them".
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Derek
    Simply stunning!! Having used the "cheaper" Z saw and Irwin versions of Japanese saws for some time, I was convinced it was time to step up to a better quality tool. I now have a "rough set" of Z saws for the site work, and these beauties that will probably never leave the workshop, and be shiny forever :-). Hard to believe I could get 3 saws, from what is arguably the worlds most popular maker (and rightly so IMHO) for £13 more than 1 saw on another website, and cheaper delivery, and proper next day delivery!! not 3 days as elsewhere on the web. Well done to Rutlands for making these available at exceptional value, and I suggest if you buy these, you will not be even slightly dissapointed. Outstanding pieces of kit
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Peter Rush
    I needed to cut 2 inch thick oak accurately and because of the needs of the job it could not be done on my table saw. I bought the Japanese saw guide to assist me and this set of saws because at least one, the Kataba, could be used with the saw guide. I was very impressed with the results. The saw guide was a big help and the Kataba saw was a joy to work with. The cut was fine, smooth and accurate. I have used the other saws as well and they are great to use, particularly if you are doing precision work on larger pieces of wood. I am doing more small tenons by hand of late and I think I might buy the compact set for that extra degree of precision. I have only just starting using Rutlands but I did find their service impressive - next day really does mean next day.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Michael Palmer
    Nice piece of kit first time I have done a crosscut in a wide board and got it straight !! And with no tear out
  • 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: Allan
    I do not know the name of which one is which. my favourite is the two edged one. It sings when I get it out and can be used on very small jobs with ease. It is unbelievably sharp, and cuts fingers right off easily
  • 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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