This set includes the Rip Cut Dozuki - Hand Made by Hishiki and the Cross Cut Dozuki - Hand Made by Hishiki. These are finest Japanese saws that we carry. Hand made the old way in Japan by the Hishiki work shop including hand hardening of the entire alloy steel blades (Rc 61), hand correction of blade warping and taper ground blade thickness as well as carefully hand filed and hand set teeth. The thin blades of these Dozuki Saws will allow you to cut tight fitting joints with high precision. The very fine teeth with a rip-cut pattern (cross-cut pattern for the smaller saw) will leave an extremely smooth surface finish when cutting hardwoods. This is an excellent Dozuki Saw for cutting any type of fine joinery and is suitable for both soft and hard woods. These Dozuki Saws have the following key specifications:
Rattan wrapped wooden handles. Slightly curved steel backs for extra rigidity. Made in Japan.
- 9-3/4" Length of Blade for the rip-cut saw and 7-1/8" for the cross-cut saw
- 23-5/8" Overall Length for the rip-cut saw and 19-3/4" for the cross-cut saw
- 25 Teeth Per Inch for the rip-cut saw and 28 Teeth Per Inch for the cross-cut saw
- 0.011" Blade Thickness by the teeth tapering to 0.010" by the steel back for the rip-cut saw and 0.010" Blade Thickness by the teeth tapering to 0.009" by the steel back for the cross-cut saw
- 0.014" Kerf for the rip-cut saw and 0.012" for the cross-cut saw
- 2-1/8" Depth of Cut by the tip tapering to 1-5/8" by the handle for the rip-saw and 1-3/4" Depth of Cut by the tip tapering to 1-3/8" by the handle.
HAND MADE JAPANESE SAWS
These handmade saws are as good as they come but require a certain amount of care in use to allow for a long life. The entire blade has been hardened and tempered as opposed to just hardening the tips of the teeth. Importantly, this allows the teeth to stay sharp a long time but it also makes the blade prone to breakage if subjected to excessive side forces when cutting. Therefore, in use, make sure you have clean cut; let the saw do the work and do not force it; do not pry and leverage the blade; do not bend the blade and try to change direction in the middle of the cut.
If you wish to have a Japanese saw that is more capable of taking some rougher treatments, you are better off selecting a saw that is not handmade and that have impulse hardened tooth tips.
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