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Building Skills

Building Skills

How To Use a Japanese-Style Pull Saw

comments (0) November 7th, 2011 in Blogs

Video Length: 4:23


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 extrathin 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.



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