How To Use a Japanese-Style Pull Saw
You probably won’t need a pull saw every day, but it’s a great tool to have when the need arises. Unlike Western-style saws, which cut on the push stroke, Japanese-style saws cut on the pull. Pulling on the blade takes advantage of steel’s higher tensile strength compared to its compressive strength. As a result, the extra-thin blade on a Japanese saw cuts straighter and with greater accuracy than the blade on a Western saw. Watch as timber-framer Will Beemer shows exactly how to use a pull saw in this episode of Building Skills.