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 that can cut plywood, general lumber and laminated wood. It has a curved tip to be able to start a cut from the middle of a board. Compared to #290 or #292 saws, this saw has a thicker blade.
Recommended for cutting: Plywood, general lumber, laminated wood
Type of blade: Cross cut
TPI: Cross cut:16
Replacement blade: Available (item#S-293)
Handle type:EVA grip coated with black elastomer