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Kakuri Japanese Hand Saws, 5-Piece Set

Item #154590
$154.99
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3.5

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Kakuri has manufactured carpenter tools in Sanjo, Japan, for over 60 years, using the latest technology advancements to produce the finest woodworking tools. This set of five Japanese saws contains tooth and blade configurations for the many and varied tasks in your shop and home. Blades offered in this set are: a 100mm, 12-TPI Rough Cut Keyhole; a 210 mm, 14-TPI Rough Cut; a 250mm, 19-TPI Semi-Fine cut; and a 270mm, 14-TPI Universal Cut. To change blades simply lift the lock mechanism, slide the blade in, close the lock mechanism, and you’re ready to start your project. Set comes in a canvas sailcloth bag to protect tool and blades for lifetime durability.


  • Blades made from specialized Japanese high carbon steel

  • Handle is Japanese red oak with an oil finish

  • 4 Blades: Keyhole Rough Cut 100mm, Rough Cut 210mm, Semi Fine Cut 250mm & Universal Cut 270 mm

  • Mechanism for quick blade removal while providing durable blade support


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    3.5

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    5.0

    Great saw!The best one I have ever used!

    By  Oleg

    from Maryland

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    Great!

     
    2.0

    No fine blade. Didn't like lock mech.

    By  ToddB

    from Boston

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    Comments about Kakuri Japanese Hand Saws, 5-Piece Set :

    I bent my run of the mill Japanese saw and needed a replacement. I had a similar one in hand but then spotted this fancy set up in the display case. Wow! A set of four replaceable blades? I just HAD to have it! I took it home and tried to put it to use on my current project, cutting small pieces of walnut trim. The first thing that I noticed (that I should have noticed in the store) was that the finest blade that comes with it is "semi-fine", and was too aggressive for the small trim I was cutting. Also, the blade resonates/vibrates in use because of the locking mechanism. In fact, that jumped right out at me on the first couple of strokes. I immediately started thinking about attaching some vibration dampening material to it, but what the heck? For $150 I shouldn't have to do that! The next thing that jumped out at me was how large the blades are. For the type of work that I've been doing I don't need anything nearly that large of a blade. Because it's so large, there's obviously a lot of "floppiness", which is very disconcerting when I'm trying to make a small, clean cut. Combine that with the latching mechanism and you get that resonating. I spent some time looking online for a fine blade. The only one I found was in Australia and costs $54 + shipping! If I kept looking I might find something more local, but ... I started thinking about whether this purchase was a mistake. All weekend I found myself using my old, bent saw instead of this fancy saw. Am I really going to use those crazy rough cut blades? Do I really need a keyhole blade? Do I really need interchangeable blades? Do I even WANT to have to interchange the blades? The disappointing answer is all these questions is NO. I'd much rather have a dedicated saw or two. I'm thinking one with a spine for rigidity and one without for deeper cuts. I realize that everyone has different needs and I try not to give bad reviews just because something doesn't fit my needs, but the vibration and lack of a fine blade alone are a big deal to me. I'd truly be surprised if the average weekend woodworker (like myself) that shops Woodcraft wants rough cut and keyhole blades. I just don't think this is a practical setup. Fortunately for me WC took the saw back and I purchased another saw that I'm much happier with.

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