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JAPANESE HAND SAWS & WET STONES

Z-SAW RYOBA SAW DOUBLE BLADE 1 TOUCH 240MM

An indispensable tool in the Japanese carpenter’s armoury, the Ryoba combines cross and rip cutting in a single saw. Instead of 2 saws, this dual-purpose saw performs both functions exceptionally well, for far less outlay. The Ryoba is the ultimate tenon saw, one side for ripping the cheeks, the other for crosscutting the shoulders. It produces a straight cut, and leaves a silky smooth finish. The handle features a traditional bamboo wrapped grip. The double-sided replaceable blade is 250mm long. The rip teeth are smaller, closer to the handle to aid in starting a cut. The rip teeth get progressively larger towards the end of the blade. As the cut commences the larger teeth bring the full effectiveness to bear on the timber. Rip cutting with a Ryoba is a remarkably quick and effortless task in comparison to traditional western ripsaws. Blade length: 250mm, crosscut pitch: 1.4mm, blade thickness: 0.50mm, kerf: 0.70mm, overall length 600mm.

Z-SAW DOZUKI SAW 240MM

This Dozuki is the ideal stiff backed, dedicated, crosscut saw. With a blade thickness of only 0.3mm and tooth pitch of 1mm, it cuts smoothly and with great ease. The wider than normal blade gives it a 60mm depth of cut. As part of the manufacturing process, the blade undergoes a particular type of nickel plating. This protects it from corrosion and resin build-up helping maintain the almost effortless action. An extra benefit is the highly reflective quality of the plating. By observing, the reflection of the timber on the side of the blade and keeping the reflection aligned and level with the actual timber, the cut will automatically be vertical. If cutting at 45° to an edge, align the saw so that the edge appears to form a right angle with its own reflection. It is surprising just how accurate this method can be.

Z-SAW DOZUKI SAW 150MM

This special small Japanese saw is only 340mm(13.1/2") long overall with a blade 150mm(6") long and 25mm deep. Its fine teeth (19tpi) and thin kerf (0.7mm) make it perfect for dovetail work. Cuts on the pull stroke, giving easier control when working to fine tolerances.

Z-SAW DOZUKI SAW ENGLISH HADWOOD 240MM

Standard length for general use and larger stock. Specially developed for hardwoods. Although the trapezoidal teeth pattern makes this saw ideal for cuts across the grain, the more robust tooth design also allows for short cuts along the grain. For this reason, it can also be used for dovetail (rip cuts) joints.

Z-SAW DOZUKI SAW HARDWOOD 150MM

For mobile use or maximum control in detail work. Specially developed for hardwoods. Although the trapezoidal teeth pattern makes this saw ideal for cuts across the grain, the more robust tooth design also allows for short cuts along the grain. For this reason, it can also be used for dovetail (rip cuts) joints.