The Azebiki, or Japanese barrel saw is used to make plunge cuts into panels or solid timber. Cutting a sink into a bench top or recessing as an example, these are super useful pull saws and they look great.
- Azebiki Nokogiri (Barrel Saw)
- Blade Length: 75mm or 90mm
- Overall Length: 395mm or 410mm
- Fixed Double Edge Blade - 8tpi + 16tpi
- Paulonia Timber Handle
- Triple ground impulse hardened teeth
- Crafted in Japan
Japanese Woodworking Tools | Nokogiri (Pullsaw)
Nokogiri is the Japanese version of a hand saw. It differs to western saws in 2 main areas: the teeth configuration means the cutting action takes place on the pull-stroke (as opposed to western saws that cut on the push), this yields a very accurate method of cutting. They are also much thinner overall, hence the nicknames "Pullsaw" and "Razor Saw".
Nokogiri are available in a handful of different styles, designed for specialist applications. The main types used are: Kataba Saw (general purpose single sided saw), Ryoba Saw (doubled sided rip and crosscut saw), Dozuki Saw (very thin and precise, used for fine joinery like tenon and dovetail joints) and the Kugihiki Saw (flush-cut saw). For more information you can check-out this page.