Japanese Kumagoro Universal Kataba Saw
Japanese Kumagoro Universal Kataba Saw
£21.60 - £22.79 (£18.00 - £18.99 Ex. VAT)

Japanese Kumagoro Universal Kataba Saw

  • Special tooth form, for rip and crosscutting
  • Great when used to make mitre cuts
  • Replacement blades available
  • Two sizes 190mm or 240mm blades
£21.60 - £22.79 (£18.00 - £18.99 Ex. VAT)

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In Detail

Whereas most Japanese saws have either specific ripping style teeth or crosscut teeth, these Universal Kataba saws have a special tooth form that allows them to cut in both. A great benefit when used to make mitre cuts. Standard Kumagoro raffia wrapped wooden handles, replacement blades available.



Overall Length 410 mm & 530 mm
Reviews (6)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.8 out of 5 based on 6 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



27 June 2017

Decent, but a little flawed

First, this is a good saw - it cuts well, fast and accurately - but does it do this best compared to similarly priced saws? The answer is no. Compared to a dedicated japanese rip saw, it feels sluggish and inclined to bind. The raker teeth end up doing a lot of cutting, and they clog quickly. It's slow on larger sections, and difficult to control.

Crosscutting is good, but the aggressive rake and raker teeth means that breakout is certain. Crosscutting wider wood chokes the saw up, but it's still possible to cut ~150mm wide wood with this (though you'd do better with a longer saw). Induction hardened teeth sort of mean that relative effectiveness is the best metric for this saw - speed and lifetime depend on the number of cuts each tooth makes. Overall, I wouldn't cut it again. The Hassunme saws, however, are excellent.


18 February 2016

Good saw

Well made and excellent value, this is my first Japanese saw and it performs really well, crosscut is excellent and leaves a very clean finish, rip cuts again were good but I think I'll try a dedicated rip saw to see the difference. Either way I doubt you'll be disappointed

James Lipscomb

29 June 2013

Love it.

I brought this universal saw as I thought it would be a good Japanese saw to start/ learn with and I love it!
It gets used in the workshop and comes with me on jobs too.

I must admit I have abused the saw a little now cutting the odd bit of plastic pipe, mdf, chipboard but it is still sharp and gives a clean cut in timber!

Nikolaj Jensen

18 November 2010


This is my first Japanese style saw, and now I wish I had gotten one long ago... Very efficient!

David Richards

3 August 2010

Liked This Saw A Lot

ordered this yesterday and it arrived today, was making shelves and got the chance to use this right away. was very pleased with it.

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