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I have found several tools that have migrated from my wood working chest to my modeling chest. The latest is this Japanese flush cutting hand saw that has been a real surprise to me in modeling. I have had other style flush cutting saws but none have proved to be as good as this one. It has a blade thickness of 0.0120 inches or 0.30 mm. It has 2 blade pitches, the finest is about 0.725 inches. There is zero tooth offset and it is incredibly sharp. As with most Japanese saws it is a pull cut. I purchased it from Lee Valley for a few dollars .

Joe

 

 

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   I agree Joe, as I bought the very same saw from our local Wood Crafter shop earlier this year.  It makes a very fine cut and even people with limited strength like me will find that very little effort is needed to make a cut.

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My latest acquisition in Japanese mini saws is this one from StewMac:

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Japanese Curved-edge Mini Saw
Item # 3612

 

I am able to do fairly close cross cuts with it with less effort than straight edged saws.

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I too have this saw Jaagar. Mine is referenced as a veneer cutting saw and also does a good job of cutting for modeling but does not quite have the "clean cut" of the former one I suggested. You do point out the one thing I like about veneer saws and that is it is easier to start the cut with the one you suggest. I have found that with the Japanese version if I scribe the cut line first the pull sawing is much easier.

Joe

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