When it comes to serious precision work on fine joints or box making, these professional quality Japanese saws are exceptional. Light in weight with an overall length of 325mm. With the exception of the Azebiki the blades are 120mm long. The Kataba has teeth ground to suit both cross and rip cutting. The Kugihiki's blade is flexible for flush cutting, whilst the Mawashibiki has a very narrow blade for tight curves. The teeth of the Dozuki are rip-cut, with a kerf of only 0.2mm and a steel spine, this is the saw to use for precision dovetail cutting. Lastly are the double-sided saws, the Ryoba and the Azebiki, with rip teeth on one edge and crosscut on the other. The curved edge of the Azebiki allows you to start a cut in the middle of a workpiece.
28 March 2016
Don't waste your moneyI'm a cabinet maker by trade and a big fan of Japanese saws. These however, are of appalling quality and just don't perform as a saw of this price should.