Japanese Saws - Kataba

  • Japanese Saws - Kataba

    Popular for general cabinet work, Kabata saws have a flexible spineless blade so you can crosscut and perform fine ripping applications to any depth. The blade slightly tapers close to the spine to reduce friction when performing deep cuts from the 0.6mm kerf that all these blades have. All blade lengths are 240mm.

    Product-Specific Information

    The RS-412 is identical to the RS-410 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.

    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.

    240 x 0.6mm 13TPI
    $44.90 (inc GST)
    240 x 0.6mm 16TPI
    $44.90 (inc GST)
    240 x 0.6mm 16TPI EVA-GRIP
    $49.90 (inc GST)
    Replacement Blade for RS-400
    $29.90 (inc GST)
    Replacement Blade for RS-410/412
    $29.90 (inc GST)
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