Gyokucho 616 Ryoba Seiun Sako (re-saw) 300mm

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£42.50

Gyokucho 616 Ryoba Seiun Sako (re-saw) 300mm

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Can you re-saw boards with a Japanese ryoba? Damn straight you can! The Gyokucho 616 Ryoba is a big Japanese saw suitable for large scale joinery, resawing and dimensioning boards. The 300mm long blade has aggressive tooth patterns on both edges - one for crosscutting, the other for ripping. In either direction it will happily whizz through 4" of beech with impunity.

When first starting out with a saw this big, it really pays to take your time and let the saw do the work.

The blades of Gyokucho saws are treated using a process called electroless nickel plating, this has three functions. Firstly, it protects the blade against corrosion, secondly it provides a nice shiny mirror surface, and thirdly its low friction properties inhibit resins and sap from building up on the blade - anything that does manage to get stuck to them can easily be washed off with warm soapy water.The teeth are differentially impulse hardened, one by one, bringing the outer surfaces to RC68 or more whilst still leaving the 'root' of the tooth soft and therefore much less prone to fracture - not unlike tiny Japanese sword blades. They are equally happy working in softwoods or temperate hard woods.

  • Blade length: 300mm
  • Overall length: 700mmm
  • Blade thickness: 0.7mm
  • Blade depth: 95mm to 105mm
  • Crosscut pitch: 3mm / 9tpi
  • Progressive rip pitch: 3.5mm to 6mm/ 7 to 4.5tpi
  • Set: 0.25mm per side
  • Maximum depth of cut: unlimited
  • Traditional rattan wrapped paulownia wood handle
  • Replacement blade: Part No S616

 

Customer Reviews

Written by: Antony Barkas
Rating
5
Big saw with a surprisingly fine cut
This is my first proper Japanese saw, so take what follows based on that but I have other pull saws and know how to use one. This is a big saw, probably 2' 4"long, The quality of the steel and teeth look great and the ratten handle is very comfortable, giving access to several holding styles. The crosscut leaves surprisingly little tearout for the size of teeth, thin kerf and cutting straight is very easy if you just let yourself relax and not force anything. Ripping, I think this saw is super and a pleasure to use... i've not had a progressive-toothed rip saw before and it makes a noticeable difference to the ease and speed in this grain direction over other saws that have even teeth. This is definitely a fast saw for relatively large timber or boards. I think this is the kind of saw to take care of and have for years.
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