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.
It is a compact saw with extra fine teeth. It can cut plywood, general lumber, and thin bamboo. The handle is an Eva grip (elastomer resin) handle. Replacement blades are available.
Recommended for cutting: Detailed work, plywood, general lumber, dry bamboo
Type of blade: Back saw / Cross cut (extra fine)
TPI: Cross cut:26
Replacement blade: Available (item#S-292)
Handle type:EVA grip coated with black elastomer