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.
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.
Recommended for cutting: Plywood, general lumber, acrylic
Type of blade: Back saw / Cross cut
TPI: Cross cut: 16
Replacement blade: Available (item# HW06.006.1)
Handle type: EVA grip coated with black elastomer