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Sets of Japanese Saws

Sets of Japanese Saws

Saw sets simplify the introduction to the use of Japanese saws, and give the more experienced user a "step up" to higher skill levels. If you haven't used Japanese saws before, start with the least expensive set; you'll still get professional-looking results. Once you've become comfortable using these saws, you will see your work improve to the point at which you will want to try higher-grade tools.

I am convinced that there is such a thing as an esthetic in work processes. Using professional-grade saws, products of centuries of the tool-making art, will give you the opportunity to experience this.

If you are prepared to respect and properly care for saws of a quality and precision that may exceed the present level of your skills, there is no reason not to use them. You will understand, however, that we cannot consider kinked saw blades and broken teeth as defects in the material. Saw blades kink or break because when they are not properly guided, which will literally tear the blade. Teeth break when too much pressure is applied, particularly in hardwood; by hitting a hidden nail, or by jerking the saw. The finer the saw, the more "feel" is needed in its use.

Set of 2 Japanese saws with white canvas pouch This saw set consists of a Ryoba Lifesaw with a 250 mm blade (no. 313780) and a Dozuki "KITSUTSUKI" with a 240 mm blade for cuts with and across the grain (no. 309327) plus an undyed canvas pouch for three saws (no. 309858). This is also the ideal set for vocational training, because as a rule the two saws will be adequate for any required cut. The Dozuki and the crosscut side of the Ryoba can also be used for blockboard and chipboard. The hook-shaped saw blade end is uniquely suited for blind plunging cuts, eg, for cutouts in boards. The saw teeth are laser-hardened for a long tool life.
Replacement blades can be ordered on the Dozuki and Ryoba page.
Code 205535CartPrice € 59.90
12 pcs each € 57.90
Set of 2 Japanese saws, consisting of a Dozuki "superfine" for crosscutting and ripping, a Ryoba and a canvas pouch

This saw set consists of a Ryoba Lifesaw with a 250 mm blade (no. 313780) and a Dozuki "superfine" with a 240 mm blade for fine cuts across and with the grain (no. 309325) plus an undyed canvas pouch for three saws (no. 309858). This is also the ideal set for vocational training, because as a rule the two saws will be adequate for any required cut. The Dozuki and the crosscut side of the Ryoba can also be used for blockboard and chipboard.

The extraordinary clean cut of the superfine saw in the set will delight you. The tooth pitch of 1 mm and the small saw set - just 0.4 mm for a blade thickness of 0.3 mm - are two important performance-enhancing factors. If you are aiming for particularly neat and precise dovetail joints, then this is the saw for you. If you’re a beginner we recommend that you purchase a spare blade along with the saw. The fine saw teeth are naturally more susceptible to damage. Damaged teeth don’t indicate a material fault but simply that you veered off course with the saw.

The Ryoba Lifesaw is a robust and rapid universal saw - ideal for deep cuts across and with the grain - for use in workshops and on building sites. The saw blade is fixed with a screw and can be easily dismantled with a coin as a screwdriver substitute. Dismantled the saw fits into a small tool bag and the Tooltainer! For very clean and fast cuts in softwood such as pine and spruce and European hardwood such as beech and oak. The teeth of both saws are laser-hardened for a long tool life.
Replacement blades can be ordered on the Dozuki and Ryoba page.

Code 206100CartPrice € 62.90
12 pcs each € 60.90
Set Standard, consisting of 3 Japanese saws with white canvas pouch This saw set consists of a Dozuki "superfine" with a 240 mm blade (309325), a Ryoba (309310), a Kataba (309300) and a canvas pouch (309858). This is the ideal set to begin with, because all the customary cuts can be made with these saws.
Replacement blades can be ordered on the Dozuki, Ryoba and Kataba page.
Code 206111CartPrice € 79.00
12 pcs each € 77.00
Set Universal, consisting of 3 Japanese saws with white canvas pouch This saw set consists of a Dozuki "superfine" with a 240 mm blade (309325), a Ryoba (313780), a Kataba Universal (313790) and a canvas pouch (309858). All 3 come from the wellknown maker Z-Saw. Highest flexibility as all 3 saws are made for ripcut and crosscut.
Replacement blades can be ordered on the Dozuki, Ryoba and Kataba page.
Code 206122CartPrice € 85.00
12 pcs each € 83.00
Set Carpentry, consisting of 3 Japanese saws with white canvas pouch This saw set consists of a Ryoba with a 300 mm blade (309314), a Kariwaku with a 330 mm blade (309306), a folding saw with a 240 mm blade (316312) and a canvas pouch (309858). Will be translated soon! Alle Sägen sind abgestimmt für den Gebrauch in der Zimmerei, wo man es mit etwas feuchterem Holz zu tun hat als in der Tischlerei. Die großen Zähne erlauben einen schnellen Schnitt und setzen nicht so schnell zu. Die Ryoba mit einer Sägeblattlänge von 300 mm ist zweiseitig bezahnt, eine Seite für Längsschnitte, eine Seite für Querschnitte. Die Kariwaku mit dem 330 mm langen Sägeblatt ist besonders für Querschnitte geeignet und extrem schnell und robust. Die Klappsäge ist ein ständiger Begleiter für kleinere Nacharbeiten auch dort wo man mal klettern muß und eine große Säge ein Hindernis wäre.
Replacement blades can be ordered on the Ryoba, Kataba and Folding saw page.
Code 206133CartPrice € 79.00
12 pcs each € 77.00
Set, consisting of two small Japanese Saws with undyed canvas sheath This set consists of a Dozuki "Duo" short for ripcut and crosscut (nr. 312036), a short Ryoba for deep crosscuts and ripcuts (nr. 312098) and a undyed canvas sheath (nr. 309858) which has place for 3 saws. Blade length of Dozuki is 190 mm, of Ryoba 180 mm. This is the ideal set for the building site, also suitable for plywood and MDF.
Replacement blades can be ordered on the Small Japanese Saws page.
Code 205527CartPrice € 45.00
Set, consisting of three small Japanese Saws with undyed canvas sheath This set consists of a Dozuki "Duo" short for ripcut and crosscut (nr. 312036), a short Ryoba for deep crosscuts and ripcuts (nr. 312098), a short Kataba mainly for crosscut (312040), and a undyed canvas sheath (nr. 309858). Blade length of Dozuki and Kataba is 190 mm, of Ryoba 180 mm. This is the ideal set for the building site, also suitable for plywood and MDF.
Replacement blades can be ordered on the Small Japanese Saws page.
Code 205528CartPrice € 59.00
Set, consisting of 3 Japanese KIJIMA Saws Set consists exclusively of the series of tempered saws made by Kijima. Included are: 1 double-edged Ryoba, 7 inch (210 mm) blade length (No. 309457), a Dozuki backsaw, blade length 8 inch (240 mm) (No. 309450), a single-edge Kataba (No. 309465), and a undyed canvas sheath for 3 saws (No. 309858). These are our best saws with interchangeable blades. Not for beginners! Why?
Replacement blades can be ordered on the Kijima Saws page.
Code 312031CartPrice € 139.00
Set, consisting of 3 Traditional Professional Saws Set consists of a double-edged Ryoba, blade length 7 inch (210 mm) (No. 312057), a Dozuki for cross-cuts, blade length 6 inch (180 mm) (Nr. 312060), a Dozuki for rip cuts (No. 312061) and a undyed canvas sheath for 3 saws (No. 309858). When it comes to refinement and quality of cut, these saws leave nothing to be desired! Not for beginners! Why?
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Code 312032Cart Price € 189.00
Set, consisting of 2 Traditional Mini Saws Set consists of a double-edged Ryoba, blade length 120 mm (5 inch) (Nr. 312053), a Dozuki for cross-cuts and rip cuts, blade length 120 mm (5 inch) (Nr. 312052) and a decorative canvas bag (Nr. 312049). High quality saws for professional use! Makes a geat gift!
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Code 312048Cart Price € 82.50
Set, consisting of 3 Mini Saws This saw set includes a ryoba with teeth on both sides of the blade, a dozuki, and a kataba for cross cutting. These saws come carefully packed in a beautifully-made wooden box.
The saw blades are about 75 mm (3 inches) long with 60 mm of teeth. The grips are about 130 mm (5.2 inches), making a total length of about 215 mm (8.6 inches). The blade width for the ryoba and the kataba is 0.3 mm and the dozuki 0.2 mm. The tooth count of the cross-cut edges is less than 1 mm (26 TPI) and the rip cut teeth about 1.8 mm (14 TPI).
These saws are fully functional, like normal-sized saws, and made to the same high standards. They come from the sawsmith Hishika in Miki, where our traditional professional saws are produced (see photo and saw set above). Look at more photos, and a comparison photo with a normal-size saw.
Code 312054CartPrice € 99.90

These saws are not sold separately.
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