The Ryoba is my second Suizan, and they are excellent pull saws. They are of high quality, come very sharp, the handles feel comfortable, and the overall ergonomics are perfect. I have the flush cut sawas well, and would not hesitate to purchase either again.
I bought this saw after Jonathan published his blog about Japanese saws. Super happy with it and has changed my idea of what is possible with a saw. I realize what a sharp and true set of teeth matter. I particularly like the weight of the folding handle.
Just tested the saw on some rough cut red oak. Very clean cut easy to use.
I’ve loved it so far. Every piece of the tool is hardy and well made. The thumb release for the blade lock, is exceptionally sturdy and feels great under your thumb. It’s wide and hefty, feels like it will never break. The nut and bolt are both heavy duty and decorative. I love the way it moves and folds. And the blade itself cuts so efficiently and is a pleasure to use. The handle feels good in your hand. Overall, it seems like a really great tool to have, I’m happy with it. Can’t wait to use it more.