Japanese saw

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A dozuki.

The Japanese saw or nokogiri () is a type of saw used in woodworking.[1] The saw cuts on the pull stroke (when the saw is pulled backwards), unlike many Western saws which cut on the push stroke (when the saw is pushed forward).[2]

Types of Japanese hand saws[change | change source]

There are several types of Japanese saws:

  • Dōzuki (胴付鋸, 胴付鋸) is a type of backsaw or a saw with a stiffening strip attached to it
  • Ryōba (両刃) is a multi-purpose carpentry saw with two cutting edges
  • Azebiki (あぜ引き) is a small ryōba saw used for cutting into the flat surface of a board rather than from the edge
  • Mawashibiki (回し引き) is a thin saw used for cutting curves
  • Kaeba (替え刃) is a saw with a disposable blade

References[change | change source]

A detail of the teeth of a dozuki saw.
  1. Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System (JAANUS), Nokogiri; retrieved 2012-4-13.
  2. Takenaka carpentry tools Museum, Nokogiri Archived 2012-04-24 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-4-13.

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