Z-Saw Kataba Cross Convex H265

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The Z-Saw Cross Convex H265 Kataba is a carpenters and joiners tool designed for long smooth lazy strokes; achieving a perfect result in less time while working at a steadier pace.

The blade is slightly longer than standard and has a breasted 15tpi toothline, a traditional feature in both Japanese and western saw culture that accounts for the swing from the users shoulder, keeping more teeth in contact with the wood and producing a naturally straight bottomed cut. A breasted toothline is not an easy feature to mechanise and is usually associated with handmade saws, but somehow the engineers at Z-Saw have managed it.

Optimised for cutting half laps etc in 3x2s but perfectly capable of handling sheet goods and with a little care, hardwoods as well. An excellent tool whose simple appearance belies its remarkable performance.

The blade is attached with the Z-Saw hook fit system, to remove it wrap the blade in a rag and holding the saw upside down by the blade, tap the handle on a firm surface. To install the blade the process is the same but with the saw the right way up.

  • Overall length: 595mm
  • Toothline: 265mm
  • Breasted crosscut 15 tpi
  • Blade thickness: 0.6mm
  • Made in Japan