We have curated a set of Japanese Saws that will suit woodworkers that do a wide range of general purpose cabinetmaking. It has a mixture of saws you will need for everyday woodworking and includes the following saws -
- RS-605 Ryoba Saw - with a 210 x 0.45mm blade, 8/16TPI
- RS-400 Kataba Saw - with a 240 x 0.6mm blade, 13TPI
- RS-202 Dozuki Saw - with a 270 x 0.3mm blade, 13TPI
This kit is easy to order, cheaper to purchase and will take care of a great deal of work quickly - accurately and efficiently. For more information, simply watch our introductory tutorial above.
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 a Japanese saw is designed to cut 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, reducing the effort of cutting due to a smaller amount of material being removed through the process. This is especially true when compared to Western-style saws. In essence, Japanese saws provide a more efficient and accurate cut. It is recommended you pull the saw towards you gently - 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.
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 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 - a new technique of heating for 1/1000 second by impulse energy at an extra high frequency. This innovative technique results in hard and tenacious steel that gives remarkable durability.