With a maximum cutting depth of 1-1/2", a blade length of approximately eight inches and an overall length of 21", our 32 teeth per inch Dozuki is an extremely fine tooth back saw used primarily for cutting joints. The blade is an astonishing 0.20mm thick which is only eight thousandths of an inch! Once cut, the wood feels and appears like it was hand planed. We guarantee you have not used a saw that works or cuts as well as this professional Dozuki back saw.
Japanese Saws cut on the pull stroke, and because the blades are under tension during cutting, the blade thickness can be much thinner than European heritage saws. A thinner blade means less material is removed and requires much less effort to use. With a little practice, your cuts will look like they were made with a laser.
In soft woods, Japanese Saws cut so efficiently, it is hard to believe it is made by hand. In hard woods, as in all hand sawing operations, let the saw progress at its pace and apply very little downward pressure. Cuts are started at the back of your stock as you pull forward. Aggressive and impatient users will invariably break teeth on these saws which defeats the purpose of owning a precision saw.