Japanese Saw 200 mm
- Stock: 2053
- Model: JZAAG-200
- Weight: 0.09 kg
- Packaging: 35 cm x 4 cm x 2 cm
Specially designed for cutting bamboo
Hybrid toothing (straight and miter cutting)
Precision cuts with a perfect result
Up to 3 times less force required
200 mm saw blade
This strong Japanese saw also called "kataba saw" is a versatile tool that is ideal for sawing bamboo. The thin saw blade with 3 sided cut trapezoid teeth allows you to quickly and effortlessly cut through hard bamboo sticks, poles and slats.
Japanese saws look very different from Western hand saws. The blade of a Japanese saw is much thinner, more flexible and has a different toothing. The main difference, however, is that Japanese saws are pull-saws. This means that the Japanese saw does its job on the pulling movement and does not have to be pushed through the bamboo like a western saw.
The fine toothing is minimized so that the cut is only a fraction wider than the saw blade. The minimal setting of the saw teeth ensures a perfectly smooth cut. Incidentally, Japanese saws are also suitable for sawing or cutting ordinary wood in the longitudinal direction.
For professional woodworkers, the Japanese saw is an indispensable part of the toolbox because it provides a perfect cutting result. Thanks to the special hybrid teeth you can cut very accurately with this universal saw.
|Material||Carbon steel (non rust resistant)|
|Dimensions and weight|
|Blade width||35 mm|
|Saw blade length||200 mm|
|Total length||350 mm|
|Saw blade thickness||0,5 mm|
|Saw cut||0,8 mm|
|Teeth||15 TDI (teeth per inch)|
|Tooth pitch||1,7 mm|
- A pulling saw movement has the advantage that the saw blade is tensioned so that it will not collapse during cutting.
- Due to the thin saw blade and the particularly sharp trapezoidal saw teeth it is very easy to make super clean saw cuts without the need for sanding. The result is an extremely thin cut with a high precision.
- The pulling saw movement also has the great advantage that significantly less force is needed. With a pulling saw movement, up to 3 times less force is needed than with a pushing saw movement. So you can not only work much faster, it also requires less force and effort.
- The thin saw blade of a Japanese saw is much more efficient in removing wood or bamboo and thus produces less sawdust than a normal western hand saw.
- Finally, a Japanese saw gives much more control, which makes it possible to keep cutting straight.
- The saw cut of a Japanese pull saw starts at the back, close to the handle. Hold the saw where you want to cut and use your thumb (gently) to guide the blade until it is lowered into the bamboo. Pull the saw slowly towards you.
- Let the saw do its job and do not apply too much pressure. This can sometimes be difficult if you are used to a Western hand saw, where it is necessary to exert pressure.
- When making the first movements, do not make the mistake of cutting too quickly or pressing harder, first make a straight cut. In this way you ensure a perfect result and the saw will lasts much longer.
- Practice to get the best cutting angle. Our preference is for an almost horizontal movement because that way you have the most contact with the bamboo, as the saw cut progresses the saw can be held at an angle.
- Make the sawing movement smooth, still without applying pressure and with attention to the pulling movement. The result is a fine, clean cut with every sawing job.