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Yoshiwaka Saws: Depth Adjustable Saws and Black Dozuki

Yoshiwaka Saws: Depth Adjustable Saws and Black Dozuki

Many woodworking projects and joints require one to cut to an exact depth, often repeatedly. Cut a little too deep, and one can be forced to discard an expensive piece of wood and hours of work. These saws would be the gold standard for cutting dovetails, or rabbets, for instance. With these saws, one can adjust and fix the blade backs to achieve the perfect depth of cut every time. These are professional-quality saws, with very sharp and precisely-ground teeth!

Adjustable Depth Dozuki Saw
Blade length 225 mm
Blade thickness 0.3 mm
Kerf 0.4 mm
Pitch 25 TPI (1 mm)
Cutting depth near handle 42 mm
Cutting depth near tip of blade 50 mm
The kerf is wider than the blade is thick, because the teeth are set. This helps to prevent the blade from becoming wedged in the cut. The measuring scale on the blade is printed. For a very precise depth of cut we recommend to use a separate measure to set the blade back. This saw is manufactured by the saw smith Yoshiwaka, in Miki, Hyogo Province, Japan.
Detailed View

Adjustable Depth Dozuki Saw
Code 313500CartPrice € 48.50

Repl. Blade
Code 313501CartPrice € 25.50
Adjustable Depth Ryoba Saw
Blade length 225 mm
Blade thickness 0.3 mm
Kerf 0.4 mm
Pitch crosscut 25 TPI (1 mm)
Pitch ripcut 12 TPI (2 mm)
Cutting depth near handle 43 mm
Cutting depth near tip of blade 62 mm
The kerf is wider than the blade is thick, because the teeth are set. This helps to prevent the blade from becoming wedged in the cut. The measuring scale on the blade is printed. For a very precise depth of cut we recommend to use a separate measure to set the blade back. This saw is manufactured by the saw smith Yoshiwaka, in Miki, Hyogo Province, Japan.

The blade on this Ryoba is much thinner than is normally possible, because the depth-adjustment bar acts as a back to reinforce the blade. Normally, a Ryoba of this size would have a blade thickness of from 0.4 to 0.5 mm and a kerf width of between 0.6 and 0.7 mm. So compared to a standard Ryoba, this saw makes a much finer cut. But because of the depth bar, one cannot make cuts deeper than 48 mm.
Detailed View

Adjustable Depth Ryoba Saw
Code 313502CartPrice € 47.50

Repl. Blade
Code 313503CartPrice € 29.50
Black Dozuki "Fukazawa Shuuhou"
Blade length 240 mm
Blade thickness 0.3 mm
Kerf 0.45 mm
Pitch 25 TPI (1 mm)
Max. cutting depth 50 mm
This black Dozuki with exchangeable blade is suitable for crosscut as well as for ripcut and thus an ideal saw for fine dovetails. Made by master blacksmith Yoshiwaka in Miki, Prov. Hyogo.
Detail of black Dozuki

Black Dozuki "Fukazawa Shuuhou"
Code 313510CartPrice € 49.50

Repl. Blade
Code 313511CartPrice € 29.50
GOKUI Black Super Deluxe Ryoba
This beautiful Ryoba saw is the product of a collaboration between two well-known saw smiths, Yoskiwaka and Ikeda, who work in Miki, Japan. It is marketed under the flowery and self-conscious brand name "Gokui", which means something like "The highest level of the art has been reached!" The smiths have developed a saw that on the ripcut side, includes "raker" teeth. Rip cut saws in principle have relatively coarse teeth. These raker teeth ("Ikeda-Me"), for which Ikeda has a patent, make for a finer rip cut. More ...
How to change the blade
Blade length 240 mm
Blade thickness near teeth 0.5 mm
Blade thickness middle of blade 0.35 mm
Kerf ripcut 0.7 mm
Kerf crosscut 0.7 mm
Pitch ripcut 2.5 to 5 mm (10 - 5 TPI
Pitch crosscut 1.4 mm (18 TPI)
Code 313515CartPrice € 72.00

Repl. Blade
Code 313516CartPrice € 59.00
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