This saw is designed to prune large branches. It has a tooth style which will cut all timbers with ease. It has a hollow ground blade, which reduces friction when cutting. This allows the cutting stroke to feel very easy and fast. The teeth are not set and they graduate in size from front to end of the blade. This style of tooth also cuts a larger hole in the timber than the width of the blade, therefore reducing the chance of the blade jamming in the cut.
The teeth are able to be sharpened and all you need is a diamond-shaped file, which you can order in our accessories section. The blades are made out of a high carbon steel called SK4 which is very strong steel but is also quite flexible. This is very important in a hand saw. The blades are also coated in chrome to give them some protection from rust and resin. The handles are made from a special rubber designed by Silky Japan. It is called GOM and it is extremely comfortable to hold. It absorbs a lot of the vibrations you get when cutting and allows you to have a very good grip, even when your hands are damp. All parts are replaceable, so if you lose anything you can order replacement parts, i.e. screws, blades, handles.
- Authentic Premium Japanese Steel
- Blade length: 650 mm
- Teeth: 4 teeth per 30 mm
- Dimensions: 720 x 75 x 2.5 mm
- Weight: 435 g
- Kerf: 2.4 mm
The blade must be kept clean to maintain its efficiency. Resin dissolves in olive oil, which is an effective and environmental friendly way to maintain the blade with.