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Set of 4 Japanese Hand Saws

Rutlands    Part No. JP1176

• 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


A perfect choice for the fine furniture and cabinet maker, this set of four Japanese saws include a dozuki saw with rip cut tooth pattern, a super hard kataba for fine cutting abrasive material, a fine tooth kataba for cutting exotic and hardwoods and a ryoba for fine, deep cutting in all woods. 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 0.3mm
    JP1004 - Blade Width 59mm
    JP1004 - Overall Length 535mm
    JP1004 - Set 0.9mm
    JP1004 - Tooth Pitch 1.5mm
    JP1007 Kataba Super Fine
    JP1007 - Blade Length 255mm
    JP1007 - Blade Thickness 0.5mm
    JP1007 - Blade Width 63mm
    JP1007 - Overall Length 555mm
    JP1007 - Set 0.74mm
    JP1007 - Tooth Pitch 1.3mm
    JP1011 Ryoba Ultra Fine
    JP1011 - Blade Length 240mm
    JP1011 - Blade Thickness 0.45mm
    JP1011 - Blade Width 97mm
    JP1011 - Overall Length 605mm
    JP1011 - Set 0.73mm
    JP1011 - Tooth Pitch Cross Cut 1.3mm
    JP1011 - Tooth Pitch Rip Cut 3.84 - 2.46mm
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  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Simon Ablett
    Just starting out in woodworking and had heard good things about Japanese saws. Did a fair amount of research but then bought these speculatively. Absolutely love them. They are very sharp, very light and once you get used to the technique far easier to use than their Western counterparts. I actually enjoy cutting wood now as it is so easy. They leave a very fine kerf and an ultra smooth edge. If I have any concern, it is about the durability of the handles. But so far no issues whatsoever.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Roger Brown
    Recommended these by a friend and they are excellent. Just made four cuts across a piece of seasoned oak, 2400 mm x 600 mm. Not quite perfect due to lack of skill/practice on my part but much better and easier than with a standard saw.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Stan MacNamara
    Great Christmas Gift
    Got these for a friend for Christmas and he is thrilled with them. So am I as they were on an excellent offer in your Winter Sale, bonus!
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Matthew Gale
    fantastic saws, the dozuki produces the finest cut I have seen from a saw, ever! brilliant, brilliant brilliant!
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Matthew Gale
    fantastic saws, the dozuki produces the finest cut I have seen from a saw, ever! brilliant, brilliant brilliant!
  • Rating: review score 4
    Written By: T Naylor
    Great saws. Particularly like the katabas. Had a few issues getting used to the pull cutting and kept trying to push cut but I'm used to it now.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Martin Hill
    Long been a fan of Japanese tools and these saws are superb, definitely the best I've used. I'm now deciding on a new set of Japanese chisels.
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