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Set of 4 Compact Japanese Hand Saws

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Set of 4 Compact Japanese Hand Saws

Rutlands    Part No. JP1175

• 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 four compact saws covers all bases when it comes to sawing tasks. Both the dozuki usuba and the kataba compact feature a curved toe for starting and making cuts mid panel. The dozuki has universal pattern teeth for cutting tenons and dovetails and the double edged ryoba is perfect of making long, deep cross and rip cuts. 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
    JP1012 Dozuki Panel Compact
    JP1012 - Blade Length 180mm
    JP1012 - Blade Thickness 0.3mm
    JP1012 - Cut Depth 45mm
    JP1012 - Overall Length 395mm
    JP1012 - Set 0.51mm
    JP1012 - Tooth Pitch 1.5mm
    JP1014 Dozuki Dovetail Compact
    JP1014 - Blade Length 180mm
    JP1014 - Blade Thickness 0.3mm
    JP1014 - Cut Depth 45mm
    JP1014 - Overall Length 395mm
    JP1014 - Set 0.52mm
    JP1014 - Tooth Pitch 1.5mm
    JP1015 Ryoba Compact
    JP1015 - Blade Length 180mm
    JP1015 - Blade Thickness 0.5mm
    JP1015 - Blade Width 72mm
    JP1015 - Overall Length 390mm
    JP1015 - Set 0.81mm
    JP1015 - Tooth Pitch Cross Cut 1.5mm
    JP1015 - Tooth Pitch Rip Cut 3.78 - 2.00mm
    JP1016 Kataba Compact
    JP1016 - Blade Length 180mm
    JP1016 - Blade Thickness 0.5mm
    JP1016 - Blade Width 50mm
    JP1016 - Overall Length 395mm
    JP1016 - Set 0.81mm
    JP1016 - Tooth Pitch 1.5mm
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