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Correct use of Japanese Saws?

by KnickKnack
posted 08-10-2016 04:04 PM


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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 08-10-2016 04:12 PM

Well, I have heard that using a mirror to show a reflection of the blade helps with vertical issues. That same with drilling vertically.

I will be following this topic to see what others come up with!

Cheers,

-bob

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#2 posted 08-10-2016 04:15 PM

Great Topic! I don’t have a Japanese saw. RE: cutting the wood I think you might benefit from Paul Sellars videos on YouTube. Especially cutting a rip and how to stay accurate with the cuts. Got to go see some clients and I’ll check this out later tonight to see what comments have been posted.

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 08-10-2016 06:08 PM

I too have seen the Mirror put to good use to ensure a Vertical cut… Just pay attention to the reflection of the saw blade to the workpiece… you will see how you know when it’s Vertical.

This should be a very interesting subject…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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#4 posted 08-10-2016 07:38 PM

I am still pretty new to using a pull saw like this and what I have found that helps me is to grip with both hands and keep it centered on my body, otherwise i have a tendency to wander to one side or the other. Like this (If it doesn’t start in the right spot, skip ahead to 3:12).


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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 08-12-2016 05:27 PM

darinS

Great videos… What a Craftsman / TOOLS / good knees!

My knees could NOT take what he did… Loved his workbench, hooks, sleds, etc.
Power tools were awesome! (NONE)... :)

Very educational…

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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darinS

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#6 posted 08-12-2016 07:36 PM

I agree Joe, I am definitely in awe of his skill.

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canadianchips

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#7 posted 08-12-2016 10:14 PM

I bought an antique japanese saw few years ago. Every tool I buy I try it once! This saw was amazing, I now use it a lot more(few teeth missing) I did buy a stanley version 2 years ago. I carry it from jobsite to site. I no longer carry a “standard western style hand saw). I still collect them, sharpen them, but I pickup my pull saw first.

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#8 posted 08-13-2016 04:19 PM

For long cuts I almost always wedge the cut open and then swap sides as I progress through the cut.

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