Dozuki Pull Saws are the most popular Japanese saw for a reason
Dozuki Japanese Saws are the most popular in the range as they can be used as a tennon, backsaw or dovetail saw. The addition of the spine means the blades are manufactured wafer thin with a kerf of just 0.3mm. The tooth configuration is designed primarily for cross and end-grain cutting leaving a fine and smooth surface finish.
What is a Dozuki Saw?
A Dozuki saw is a saw that has a spine to keep the cutting action accurate. Dozuki saws are the most popular type of Japanese saw on the market. D = depth of cut.
Why Japanese Saws?
The most striking advantage of the pull stroke saw is the ability to cut accurately with less effort. There is less binding, buckling and breaking of the blade because the blade is under tension on the pull cutting stroke rather than under compression as in Western style saws. The ability of a saw to accurate cut along a line i.e. cutting control, is directly related to the saw's ease of cutting. Invariably, the saws that cut the most efficiently are the easiest to control.
Because Japanese saws cuts on the pull stroke, it permits the use of thinner, harder steel, and the blade can be much sharper. This will allow the blade's to have thinner kerfs, which reduces the effort of cutting because you are sawing a smaller amount of material compared to a Western-style saw, which means more smooth and accurate cuts.
Why Buy the Razorsaw Brand?
In 1969 the company marketing the RAZORSAW brand invented the system with the thinnest blade ever for the most efficient cutting. The introduction of this new disposable saw amazed the Japanese woodworking industry and its success has proved that this method of manufacturing Japanese saws has taken the world by storm.
RAZORSAW are continuously looking ahead. Development in the future will bring further benefits as they continue a history of combining human wisdom with technological innovation.
Each blade is impulse hardened. Impulse hardening is a new technique of heating for 1/1000 second by impulse energy at an extra high frequency resulting in hard and tenacious steel that gives remarkable durability. It is recommended you pull the saw towards you with a slight power keeping the edge at a 15-degree angle. Then push softly and repeat. Once you have used a RAZORSAW you will wonder how anything else in the workshop did the job.
There are three different models of Dozuki you can purchase, we'll give you the low-down here:
The RS-202 has a leading tooth set on the front of the blade to perform plunge cuts into timber. The RS-301 is identical to the RS-300 with only the handle changing from the traditional cane to the modern EVA-GRIP handle that moulds to user grips more comfortably over longer periods. Definitely worth getting if you're going to be using them regularly or on big projects, the grip is a life-saver.
The RS-370 and RS-371 has an over-length spine for maximum rigidity and control.
DOC = Depth Of Cut