This excellent value set of Gyokucho saws will cover the vast majority of your sawing needs for boxes, key cabinets, bookends, and similar small pieces of furniture.
The Gyokucho 180 Series of small professional quality Japanese saws are made to the same exacting standards as their larger counterparts. Perfect for toolbox use giving you the same Gyokucho accuracy you enjoy in the workshop, for situations where you have to take the tools to the job. They are also excellent saws for younger woodworkers, efficient, easy to control, and very precise.
The 291 compact Ryoba is used for much the same work as a western tenon saw, it has progressive rip teeth on one edge and 1.5mm/17tpi crosscut teeth on the other ideal for tenons, saddle joints, lap joints etc. 390mm long
The 293 compact Atsuba Kataba is a small backless panel saw, ideal for dimensioning boards and sheet materials, or cutting components to length. The blade has a rounded tip of unset teeth, allowing stopped or blind cuts to be started within a panel. 400mm long
The 297 compact Dozuki is a dedicated dovetail saw for fine accurate joinery, the blade is just 0.3mm thick with 1mm tooth spacing (26tpi) and has a full length back that supports the blade right to the tip. It will happily cut dovetails in hardwoods up to 12mm (½") thick or as thin as 3mm (⅛"). 390mm long
This new version has blue handles made from TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) a remarkable material that is simultaneously hard and resilient yet feels velvety to the touch and affords a superb grip. Rest assured that TPE is an eco-friendly alternative to rubber, and isn't harmful to the environment as it is completely recyclable.
With appropriate care the nickel plated blades last for a very long time, it is not uncommon for us to supply first replacement blades for Gyokucho saws between 7 and 15 years old.