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post #1 of 7 Old 10-02-2012, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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"So I saw these saws..."

... So I saw these saws... Y'know them japanese ones? Anyway, I thought I'd just try one out to see what the rage was about. I bought a cheap one, cost me about $10.



It's seriously good and nice to use, the cuts have been fantastic. o.o I'm both surprised and impressed.

Anybody else tried these?
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I've bought a couple of them at a big box store. I paid a bit more than you did; but find that they are quite useful. The problem I have had is breaking teeth. The induction hardening makes them a bit brittle. I've used them to resaw and for cutting dovetails before I got my dovetail saw. My favorite use is flush cutting of dowels.

Pretty decent tool for the money.
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I have the same saw. Just be careful on the force of the pull stroke, each to break the flimsy locking mechanism.

I rarely use this. It seems my muscle memory prefers push to cut rather than pull to cut. Personal preference.
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I have a few with different sets to the teeth. Two Duzukis, one Ryoba and two of the Kataba. The Ryoba was purchased in the US, the rest were purchased and sent to me by my son when he was stationed in Japan.
They are excellent tools. Very sharp and easy to use.

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Perhaps a good tool to invest in buying a better one when this one breaks?

It's proved it's worth so far...
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i like them. i tend to prefer the dozuki type with the rigid spine on top of the blade. all the others tend to have a lot of flex which can make your cuts anything but straight.
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i tend to prefer the dozuki type with the rigid spine on top of the blade. all the others tend to have a lot of flex which can make your cuts anything but straight.
Lying the saw flatter (more parallel to the surface of the material) tends to help out with accuracy, while more vertical tends to make a more aggressive cut.

I have had the best results by alternating between aggressive and accurate strokes.

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