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Multipurpose Saws, Bamboo Saws, Plastic Saws, DIY Saws

Multipurpose Saws, Bamboo Saws, Plastic Saws, DIY Saws

On this page you will find utility saws and inexpensive hobby saws that we don't think should be compared with their professional "brothers." Mostly they are lighter and smaller versions of the higher-end saws from well-known Japanese manufacturers we have offered over the years. But their quality in terms of sharpness and blade life is not markedly different from the other saws we sell. These saws would prove very useful in small tool kits and house-hold tool drawers for both professional installation or occasional home handyman work.

LIFESAW Mini Kataba
This saw is designed for cross and diagonal cuts in dry wood, such as one might use for light construction or cabinet work (not in the garden). Because it has no reinforcement on its back, deep cuts are possible. Like all Japanese-style saws, this one cuts on the pull stroke. This permits a relatively thin saw blade, and so an equally thin kerf. All of this means faster cutting with less work, and less sawdust. The saw is fitted with a curved plastic grip and is delivered in a plastic and cardboard box. It is also an excellent saw for children, under supervision of course!
Blade length: 175 mm
Blade width: 47 mm
Blade thickness: 0.5 mm
Kerf: 0.66 mm
Pitch: 1.4 mm (18 TPI)
Total length with handle: 300 mm
Code 313760CartPrice € 14.50

Replacement Blade
Code 313761CartPrice € 10.50
LIFESAW Mini Pruning Saw
This saw is designed for green wood work, in the garden, or for firewood while camping, for instance. Otherwise it is much the same as the mini-kataba listed above. Delivered in a plastic and cardboard box. It is a good learner saw for children, under adult supervision!
Blade length: 175 mm
Blade width max: 39 mm
Blade thickness: 0.5 mm
Kerf: 0.66 mm
Pitch: 2.15 mm (12 TPI)
Total length with handle: 300 mm
Code 313762CartPrice € 14.50

Replacement Blade
Code 313763CartPrice € 10.50
LIFESAW Mini Bamboo- and Plastic Saw
This saw will make fast work of bamboo and many types of plastic. It is otherwise similar to the Lifesaws listed above and also comes in a plastic and cardboard box.
Blade length: 175 mm
Blade width max: 39 mm
Blade thickness: 0.5 mm
Kerf: 0.8 mm
Pitch: 1,5 mm (14 TPI)
Total length with handle: 300 mm
Code 313764CartPrice € 14.50

Replacement Blade
Code 313765CartPrice € 10.50
Small Folding Saw for pruning
This wonderful saw is suitable for many pruning tasks as well as for outdoor and camping uses. The very comfortable soft plastic handle makes it a pleasure to work with it. The handle size makes this saw suitable for kids too. This is the best small sized folding saw available for this price. This saw has large teeth and is designed to be used where one wants to cut quickly, but it is not important that the cut be clean, as when one is camping, working in the garden or in the forest. The blade can be fixed in two positions for difficult to reach areas: Picture
Blade length: 120 mm
Blade width max: 28 mm
Blade thickness: 0.8 mm
Kerf: 1.2 mm
Pitch: 2.5 mm
Total length with handle: 271 mm
Size folded: 155 x 50 x 18 mm
Code 312950CartPrice € 17.50

Repl. Blade
Code 312951CartPrice € 8.90
Small Folding Saw for dry Wood and Plastic
This saw is suitable for occational woodworking and for sawing many kinds of plastic. The very comfortable soft plastic handle makes it a pleasure to work with it. The handle size makes this saw suitable for kids too. The blade can be fixed in two positions: Picture
Blade length: 120 mm
Blade width max: 28 mm
Blade thickness: 0.7 mm
Kerf: 0.9 mm
Pitch: 1.2 mm
Total length with handle: 271 mm
Size folded: 155 x 50 x 18 mm
Code 312952CartPrice € 18.50

Repl. Blade
Code 312953CartPrice € 9.90
Fabric Case for small Folding Saws
to carry on belt, with loop and hoop fastener.
Very useful for all small saws and other tools like knives, pruning shears, pliers ...
Measurements closed: 185 x 80 mm
Max tool volume: 170 x 60 x 25 mm
Code 312760CartPrice € 4.50
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