Gyokucho Japanese Saws with TPE Handles Set of 4

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A set of four beautifully accurate Gyokucho Japanese saws. This set will cover crosscutting and sheet materials, ripping and resawing, dovetailing, tenons, fine joinery and flush cutting.

Gyokucho razorsaws, the original replaceable blade Japanese saws, have long been renowned for their cutting efficiency and excellent durability. The latest generation of Gyokucho saws have 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.


Gyokucho 400 TPE Proton Power Saw Ibarame Kataba 240mm

The Gyokucho 400 Ibarame Kataba has quite a stiff blade and 13 crosscut teeth per inch. This reasonably aggressive saw is excellent for crosscutting timber to length, making square or angled cuts for larger scale joinery and is also a great choice for zipping through panels in solid timber, sheet goods, veneered ply and composites.

It leaves a smooth surface and almost no breakout on the exit side. The stubby spine provides a little extra support for the blade whilst still allowing deep cuts to be made.

  • Blade length 240mm
  • Overall length 550mm
  • Blade thickness 0.6mm
  • Pitch 1.9mm / 13 tpi
  • Set 0.125mm per side
  • Max depth of cut = unlimited
  • TPE handle
  • Replacement blade = Part No S400

Gyokucho TPE 667 Blue Hard Ryoba Komame 240mm
An excellent general purpose saw for the cabinetmaking workshop, the Gyokucho 651 'Blue Hard' Ryoba Komame has progressive rip teeth on one side of the blade and 20tpi crosscut teeth on the other. It has a slightly squarer blade, a thinner plate (0.45mm) and finer teeth than the standard range of Ryoba, making it much better suited to light, accurate work.

  • Blade length 240mm
  • Overall length 580mm
  • Blade thickness 0.45mm
  • Blade depth: 65mm to 82mm
  • Crosscut pitch 1.2mm / 21tpi
  • Progressive rip pitch 2.5mm to 3.9mm / 10 to 6.5 tpi
  • Set 0.125mm per side
  • Max depth of cut = unlimited
  • TPE handle
  • Replacement blade = Part No S651

Gyokucho TPE 375 Tatebiki (rip) Dovetail Dozuki 240mm
The Gyokucho 375 is a professional dozuki with rip teeth, an accurate saw with a very thin plate and a full length spine it is the equivalent of a western dovetail saw, also capable of performing the cheek cuts of small tenons, bridle joints etc in furniture making. At very fine pitches you can get away with using a rip tooth for occasional crosscutting, albeit not quite as efficient or clean as a crosscut saw.

  • Blade length 240mm
  • Overall length 550mm
  • Blade thickness 0.3mm
  • Pitch 1.3mm / 19.5tpi
  • Set 0.125mm per side
  • Max depth of cut = 45mm
  • TPE handle
  • Replacement blade = Part No S-372 (S-370 and S-371 will also fit this handle and spine)

Gyokucho 1151 Double Edged Flush Cutting Saw 125mm
Flush cutting saws are delicate precision tools used to trim plugs, dowels, wooden nails and through tenons flush with the surrounding surface.

The crosscut teeth of this saw have absolutely no set, so they do not scratch the surface. The blade is only 0.3mm thick and extremely flexible, light pressure with the index finger of your other hand is all that is required to hold the blade down onto the workpiece and achieve a truly flush cut.

  • Blade length 125mm
  • Overall length 270mm
  • Blade thickness 0.3mm
  • Pitch 1mm x 1.3mm 25 x 20 tpi
  • Set 0.00mm per side
  • Beech wood handle
  • Non-replaceable blade

Regular price of these saws if purchased separately: £144.40

Here's an interesting video by David Walton, YouTube's Unplugged Woodworker, using a Gyokucho TPE Ryoba to cut an arc - starts at 03:33.