Haven’t used the saw yet looking forward to quality looks excellent.
I’m still a beginner at cutting dovetails, but this tool has definitely helped. The kerf is incredible thin and making straight lines with a pull saw is much easier than a western saw.
This is a great saw to cut dovetails. It is sizable, and highly recommend it. Suggest that little magnetic dovetail jig KM sells to go with it. Good combo!
I have two other Japanese Dozuki saws that are premium quality but this is now my favorite. First, it cuts the best, second, the heft of the handle really helps, and last, but not the least, the action of folding is sooo coool!
Overall, it is a very well made and excellent saw. The handle is comfortable as well. My only mention is that it is slower cutting due to its very fine teeth. I own other very good Dozuki saws, most with equally thin blades, but they cut considerably faster. For precision on smaller overalls, the slower cutting is very desirable, but for larger dovetails, this saw is slower cutting than I would prefer, but still does an excellent job with a fine kerf.. For that reason I would rate it at 4 1/2 stars if that was an option. I would still recommend this very well made saw. Cheers.