Gyokucho is a popular brand of professional carpentry saws in Japan. They use a method called impulse hardening to increase the durability of the tooth tips. The cutting edge is heated for 0.003~0.005 seconds by applying an electrical current, instantly hardening the surface of the steel while maintaining the flexibility inside. As a result, the saw’s wear resistance increases. The hardened saw tooth is much harder than sharpening files so the blade cannot be sharpened and needs to be replaced once it is dull.
A compact saw that cuts plywood, general lumber, and plastic materials such as acrylics, and has a curved tip to be able to start a cut from the middle of a board. The handle is an Eva grip (elastomer resin) handle. Replacement blades are available.
Recommended for cutting: Plywood, general lumber, acrylic
Type of blade: Back saw / Cross cut
TPI: Cross cut: 16
Replacement blade: Available (item#S-290)
Handle type: EVA grip coated with black elastomer