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Gyokucho

Gyokucho

Gyokucho (pronounced guy-kooh-cho) invented the first replaceable blade Japanese saw back in the 1970's, and still lead the industry in terms of quality and innovation.

The blades of their saws receive a special surface treatment called electroless nickel plating. The plating produces a very smooth surface that resists corrosion and the adhesion of tree resins as well as providing a reflective surface that can be used to accurately align the cut. 

The teeth of Gyokucho saws are hardened by a highly developed version of impulse hardening - only the very tip of the tooth is exposed to exactly 27.12MHz for between 3 and 5 milliseconds, the resulting shockwave case hardens the outside of the tip of the tooth to well over RC67 (harder than a file) while leaving the interior soft for maximum strength. This extremely precise differential hardening process is the secret behind Gyokucho's reputation for unparalleled quality.

With careful daily use in a professional workshop, we would typically expect a Gyokucho saw blade to last between 5 and 7 years. 

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  1. Gyokucho Japanese Saws - Deluxe Set

    £190.00

    Gyokucho are the world’s favourite Japanese saws and as soon as you use one it’s easy to understand why. This comprehensive set of five Gyokucho saws covers all of the sawing tasks you are likely to encounter when making furniture.

    First up is the impressive 616 ryoba, a hugely capable rip and crosscut saw that will happily resaw 4 to 5 inch wide boards into thinner, bookmatched, 4 to 5 inch boards and crosscut t...

  2. Gyokucho Japanese Saws - Set of 4 Package Deal

    £118.00

    A set of four beautifully accurate Gyokucho Japanese saws. This set will cover crosccutting and sheet materials, ripping and resawing, dovetailing, tenons and fine joinery, and flush cutting.

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  3. Gyokucho 610 Ryoba Seiun Saku 240mm

    £37.90

    The Gyokucho 610 is the standard Ryoba for carpentry and joinery work, with slightly coarser teeth, a thicker slightly more forgiving plate and a more aggressive feed rate than the furniture maker’s Ryoba Komame, it just has a little more Grrrr for people who need to crack on with the job whilst still enjoying laser beam accuracy.

    The teeth are very hard and long lasting, and the nickel plated blade resists corrosion a...

  4. Gyokucho Compact Japanese Saws - Set of 3

    £80.00

    This excellent value set of Gyokucho saws will cover the vast majority of your sawing needs for boxes, key cabinets, bookends, and similar small pieces of furniture.

    The Gyokucho 180 Series of small professional quality Japanese saws are made to the same exacting standards as their larger counterparts. Perfect for toolbox use – giving you the same Gyokucho accuracy you enjoy in the workshop, for situations where you have to take ...

  5. Gyokucho 291 Compact Ryoba Evagrip 180mm

    £31.90
    The Gyokucho 180 Series of small professional quality Japanese saws are made to the same exacting standards as their larger counterparts. Perfect for toolbox use – giving you the same Gyokucho accuracy you enjoy in the workshop in situations where you have to take the tools to the job. They are also excellent saws for younger woodworkers, efficient, easy to control, and very precise. The 291 compact Ryoba is used for much the same work as a ...
  6. Gyokucho 616 Ryoba Seiun Sako (re-saw) 300mm

    £49.00
    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 ...
  7. Gyokucho 651 Blue Hard Ryoba Komame 240mm

    £38.00

    The Gyokucho 651 'Blue Hard' Ryoba Komame has a slightly squarer (replaceable) blade, a thinner plate (0.45mm) and finer teeth than the standard range of Ryoba, making it much better suited to light, accurate work.

    An excellent general purpose saw for the cabinetmaking workshop, the progressive rip teeth on one side of the blade and 1.2mm crosscut teeth on the other cover a good percentage of eventualities and for unfinished surfa...

  8. Gyokucho S291 Replacement Blade for Compact Ryoba Evagrip

    £17.50

    When fitting a replacement blade on a Gyokucho Compact saw, we recommend installing the tooth protection strip supplied with the saw or using the cardboard sleeve supplied with the spare blade as this makes the blade easier to handle.

    Turn the wheel on the handle away from the blade to slacken off the hold;  the blade will slide out of the spine. Slot the replacement blade into place and reverse the process.

    • Blad...
  9. Gyokucho S610 Replacement Blade for 610 Ryoba Seiun Saku

    £19.00
    Gyokucho S610 Replacement Blade for 610 Ryoba Seiun Saku 240mm Blade length: 240mm Blade thickness: 0.5mm Blade depth: 78mm to 98mm Crosscut pitch; 1.7mm / 14.9tpi ...
  10. Gyokucho S616 Replacement Blade for 616 Ryoba Seiun Sako

    £22.50
    Gyokucho S616 Replacement Blade for 616 Ryoba Seiun Sako 300mm...
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    Gyokucho S651 Replacement Blade for 651 Blue Hard Ryoba Komame

    £19.50
    Gyokucho S651 Replacement Blade for Gyokucho 651 Blue Hard Ryoba Komame 240mm ...
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