Japan Woodworker Adds Silky Garden Saws to Product Line

Japan Woodworker has added high quality Silky garden saws to its Japanese hand tool product line to give customers a variety of dependable choices for their gardening and outdoor cutting projects.

“These Japanese garden saws from Silky feature blades that have an incredibly long service life, the key to their popularity since saws are subjected to rough treatment and blades are notorious for breaking,” Woodcraft product manager George Snyder said. “Silky uses a unique alloy steel engineered and produced exclusively for the Ono-based Japanese manufacturer.”

Innovative Mirai-Me technology is used to produce most of the Silky saw blades, giving each blade precision ground razor-sharp teeth with four cutting angles along their length. This design leaves a smooth surface after cutting, which is ideal for pruning and greatly reduces the risk of plant infection.

Like all Japanese saws, these garden saws are designed for use with a pull stroke, which Snyder says allows the blades to be thinner and thus easier to keep sharp longer. The pull stroke design also makes it easier to cut with less effort and body strain.

The reasonably priced Silky saws are not one-size-fits-all tools, Snyder said. “Each saw is designed for specific tasks, from the Katanaboy with a 19-4/5″ blade that rivals a chainsaw in cutting timber to the compact Pocketboy that can handle many routine garden and outdoor cutting tasks.” 

“Another plus for the user is the ergonomically designed rubber compound handle that greatly reduces fatigue and does not become slippery, even when wet,” Snyder said.

Silky offers curved blade, straight blade, curved blade folding and straight blade folding saws. Each fixed blade saw comes with a custom designed scabbard, while each folding blade saw is designed to protect the blade when folded.

Read More About Silky Garden Saws

KATANABOY 500mm Extra Long Teeth – Translated in English, Katana means the curved, single-edge sword used by Samurai, their weapon of choice. In tree talk, we simply say “man-powered chainsaw.” This beefy, two-handed folding saw is currently the biggest in its class. Two-handed, professional, heavy-duty folding saw with a 19-4/5″ blade. Can easily compete with a chainsaw! Suitable for serious tasks like cutting large timber and tree trunks. Comes with a sturdy nylon shoulder bag with Velcro fastening and a pocket for replacements blades (160189).

BIGBOY 2000 360mm - Silky’s large, multipurpose BIGBOY is every outdoor woodworker’s dream. With its 14.2″ blade and rubber-cushioned, double-fisted handle, it is the largest Silky folding saw model. The low angle curve enables cutting branches smoothly and incredibly fast. The nonslip two-handed rubberized cushioned handle provides a sure and comfortable grip even in the most difficult operating conditions. Suitable for pruning and cutting green wood, as well as dry, hard wood. Replacement blade 160188 available.

GOMTARO 240mm Root Cutting Saw – Beautifully balanced, straight, root-cutting saw with a 9-1/2″, ultra strong, mono-constructed blade. Now root cutting can be done without the worry of tool or teeth damage. The Silky Gomtaro handsaw is a great combination of high performance blade with an integrated nonslip cushioned comfort rubber handle that really sticks in your hands. Durable polypropylene sheath with belt clip is included. Ideal for root cutting tasks. Replacement blade 160192 available.

ZUBAT – Best-selling, professional, heavy-duty handsaw with a curved, mono-constructed blade. The hard chrome-plated blade has 6.5 teeth per inch, resists rust and effects of tree resin, and wipes clean easily. Molded rubber handle holds the high performance fast-cutting curved blade that fits securely inside its custom-fitted, pivoting, black polypropylene sheath with detachable belt holder. Suitable for all pruning tasks and cutting large branches. Available in 300mm (416042) and 330mm (160184), with replacement blades available (300mm – 160190 and 330mm – 160191).

GOMBOY – Multipurpose folding saw with a very smooth cutting action. This distinctive saw has earned a reputation as the finest folding saw on the market. It is a best-seller among both gardeners and woodworkers. Aggressive teeth cut with amazing speed in green or dry wood, cleanly enough for use as an installation trim saw or for a crosscut at the lumberyard. It makes a superb gift and is ideal for pruning, as well as cutting dry, hard wood. Comes with a clear plastic hinged carrying case for storage and carrying. Available in 240mm (416024) or 210mm (160182), with replacements blades (240mm – 160193 and 210mm – 160187). 

POCKETBOY – Compact, lightweight folding saw that will take up very little room in your pocket or backpack. Nicknamed as “Little Giant” due to its extraordinary cutting capacity, this sleek saw features a rust-resistant, hard chrome-plated, taper-ground blade with an impulse-hardened non-set tooth design for greater cutting  efficiency. The blade locks securely into one of two open positions: in line with the handle and flush cutting. The blade resists the effects of tree resin and easily wipes clean. Clear plastic flip-lock carrying case with belt clip is included. Available in 170mm blade length, 7 TPI (415729) or 130mm blade length, 8.5 TPI (160181), with replacement blades (170mm large teeth – 160186 or 130mm medium teeth – 415743).

A Product Review by Living Survival

Check out Ben from Living Survival’s review of the Silky GOMBOY 240mm Saw  in the video here.  Living Survival reviews gear focusing on survival preparation, urban survival, wilderness survival, bushcraft, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, backpacking, gear, and gadgets.

For more information about Japan Woodworker, visit www.japanwoodworker.com, or call (800) 537-7820. 

About Japan Woodworker

For over 30 years, Japan Woodworker has imported professional quality woodworking tools, fine cutlery and garden tools from Japan. Our commitment to quality is reflected in each of the fine-crafted items carefully selected for our catalog. Japan Woodworker is a wholly owned subsidiary of Woodcraft Supply, LLC as of November 2012. Click here to read more.

About Our Woodworking Tools
Japanese woodworking tools are available in a wide range of qualities, from very inexpensive to very expensive. While other suppliers accept the offerings of large Japanese export firms, we obtain our woodworking tools from small tool merchants specializing in tools only from the very best master toolmakers. As a result, our tools are used by highly respected craftsmen from all over the world. When you use our tools, you will immediately recognize the difference in your work. They are a pleasure to use and you will quickly appreciate the investment in quality.

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