Must have Tools for the Beginner forum: Japanese hand saws

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Aug 27, 2015 11:57 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Japanese hand saws as you may know cut on the pull stroke as apposed to the push stroke, in the photo I have posted, this one saw has cut almost all the timbers and joints. On first coming to Japan some ten years ago I though these were somewhat odd to say the least.
Thumb of 2015-08-28/pajonica/0897ff

However cutting on the pull stroke offers some considerable advantages In terms of strength required, fineness of the cut, accuracy and longevity of the saw. As they cut on the pull the blades are considerably thinner than regular saws because they are not subjected to the compression of a push stroke, thus no bending, at the same time improving accuracy.

Hear is a photo of the frame of my home extension.

Thumb of 2015-08-28/pajonica/169303

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