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Forum topic by el_mustango posted 11-01-2018 05:43 AM 555 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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el_mustango

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11-01-2018 05:43 AM

This might be an odd question, but what is the Japanese equivalent of a western carcass saw?

I’ve got two Gyokucho Ryoba saws (210mm and 270mm) which I equate to western rip and crosscut panel saws.

I’ve got a Z-Saw Dozuki saw which works superbly for cutting dovetails and tenons (so much so that I rarely touch my Disston tenon saw anymore).

I’ve got Topman(?) flush cut saw.

Just wondering if there is a Japanese saw that would take the place of a western carcass.

-- I'm a simple man. I like pretty dark-haired women and breakfast food.


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#1 posted 11-01-2018 08:30 PM

A carcase is basically just a long dovetail saw as far as I can see, I personally like having one in crosscut to complement my smaller rip dovetail, but there’s no reason you can’t have both profiles or prefer either. Is there a 12 inch Dozuki or something, because I’d probably use one for the stuff I do with my carcase saw.

Basically if I’m not doing a cut where I need more than an inch or so cut depth but want to make sure it is exactly tucked up against a marking the full way, I grab the carcase. Many times before I set into something with my panel saw I’ll lay out the cuts with the carcase saw because it’s just a bit smaller kerf and super stiff so the panel tracks along behind it nicely.

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#2 posted 11-01-2018 11:37 PM

Max- that’s what I was thinking, but I wasn’t sure if I was right. Thanks!

-- I'm a simple man. I like pretty dark-haired women and breakfast food.

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#3 posted 11-02-2018 05:46 PM

I mean, there may be a more seasoned expert around with better cross-knowledge, my japanese saw info is very limited as it’s basically just the american made zona ones I reversed before rehandling, but yeah, I think a carcase is used for cuts to set up drawer mounts and such, which are often going to be crossgrain and longer than 10 inches regularly enough that a little dovetail won’t cut it.

-- One hand to hold the saw, one hand to guide it, one hand to brace the work and in the sawdust OW MY THUMB!

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