A. The dozuki has ripping teeth that work efficiently without compromising the quality of the cut. A small bevel at the tip of each tooth shears the wood fibers; this enhances the saw's smooth feel and allows it to produce satisfactory crosscuts. This saw can be used for cutting tenon shoulders or haunches as well as dovetails. 13-1/2" overall, it has an 18 tpi blade that is 6-1/4" long, with a maximum cutting depth of 1-1/4". The spine is slightly arched to provide additional stiffness since the blade cuts a kerf only 0.015" wide.
B. The kugihiki is a small flush-cutting saw with numerous uses, from trimming the wedges or pins securing a tenon to cutting the excess from a plug concealing a screw — anywhere a cut is needed adjacent to a finished surface. The 6-1/4" long flexible blade has 17 tpi and cuts quickly, yet still leaves a smooth finish. There is no set to the teeth, allowing the user to approach work from either direction in restricted space.