Japanese Hassunme Crosscut Saw
Japanese Hassunme Crosscut Saw
£30.38 (£25.32 Ex. VAT)

Japanese Hassunme Crosscut Saw

Code: 110039

  • Tooth form leaves incredible finish on end grain
  • Replaceable 0.5mm thick and 250mm long blade
£30.38 (£25.32 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Japanese Hassunme Crosscut Saw
  • Ice Bear Replacement Blade for Japanese Hassunme Rip Saw
  • Japanese Saw Case
  • Nobex 505 Magnetic Saw Guide
Total: £85.09
Description

In Detail

The tooth form of this crosscut saw leaves the most incredible finish on end grain, almost like a planed surface. Featuring a replaceable blade 0.5mm thick and 250mm long, this saw will produce cuts to be proud of. N.B. The blades are interchangeable between Hassunme saws.

Specification

Specification

Blade Length 250 mm
Reviews (13)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.8 out of 5 based on 13 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews

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Hakon Soreide

6 August 2017

Good Beginner's Japanese Saw

As I was starting out setting up a woodworking shop for the first time, I kept hearing about Japanese saws. As my old carpenter's saw is quite rough and causes tear-out all over the place, I thought I'd give it a try when I needed a saw for finer cuts, and I must say I am quite impressed.

The sawed face is smooth and hardly needs any further finishing as long as the cut is exact, breakout is easy to prevent if critical, and due to the pull action, the saw stays easily on course so long as the initial cutting is where it should be and you don't try pushing the saw downwards.

Crosscutting is fast and efficient, and even longer rip cuts are fine, though it takes a lot longer as the teeth are not ideal for it.

Unlike many of the more expensive hand-made Japanese saws, this one is quite forgiving of poor technique and therefore perfectly suitable for a Japanese saw beginner like myself. I still sometimes find myself pushing down on the saw when sawing, or not wedging up a longer cut, causing the saw to check and bend precariously. A properly hardened blade might have broken into three pieces, but this one can take the beating while I perfect my technique, which generally is to just let the saw do all the work. Pushing it down also makes it veer off course more easily.

For longer cuts, adding a good knife cut, or pre-kerfing with a kerfing plane, for instance, does help keeping the saw straight as the blade will always want to follow the path of least resistance when you saw like this, more easily than it will for a saw that requires more force to use.

The handle is light and very comfortable to hold, and it causes a lot less strain on the hands than a western saw does. Using one hand, I just hold it lightly at the end, and when adding a second, I just grip lightly far in front. It's the opposite of how I'd hold a Japanese sword, but that makes sense as the saw is used towards your centre, the sword away from it.

After doing everything with this for a few months, I am also getting a bigger ryoba for the large-scale cutting, leaving this for the finer work. And I don't think I want to go back to western saws again with their huge kerfs and more strenuous cutting. My old carpenter's saw has lately only seen use as a very good straight edge and steel ruler for marking and cutting, for which its back is just perfect.
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Mark

25 April 2017

Dovetails and blood

I bought this saw and forgot all about it. After just making a moxon vice, I wanted to test it on some dovetails. Remembering I had the saw I marked and cut the pins using the blue tape trick.

Wow, this saw cuts fast. You need to take your time with it. It cuts clean too.

Mistakenly lending it to a friend. It was later returned covered in blood, with a dinged blade. I am going to order 2 blades and my lending days are over.

Additionally if you file the teeth off. You can make some excellent cabinet scrapers from the old blades.
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JT

5 July 2016

lovely

If you want a perfect joint and are careful with your tools then this is for you.
The price has gone up in keeping with its popularity over the last few years: used to be a bargain, now its just good for the money.
Never let anyone else use it unless you've seen the state of their kit and how they use it: some folks will bend or break your blade in seconds.
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Dave Reynell

8 June 2016

My only saw

Purchased this saw in September 2006 and have never used another hand-saw since. One can split a pencil line with these. For fine cabinet work and boat-building an indispensable tool.
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John Bourn

11 August 2014

Hassunme crosscut

I'm a (retired) cabinetmaker and am highly critical of hand tools, if its bad it doesn't get into my kit. I would not be without this saw. It is quite simply in a class of its own. Nothing but nothing compares to the ease of use, the quality of finish and the accuracy you will achieve. I would not say this is a saw for every task, but when you need finesse and a delicate cut this is the dogs!! Used now for over fourteen years (not the one blade of cause) I can vouch for their longevity. Throw away blades seem to be the way we are going. If you buy this saw I'm sure you will find it a revelation and as for the rip cut version, don't bother its rubbish.

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