The performance of this impressive little saw lives up to its fine appearance. It is compact yet functional, with a comfortable beech wood handle, nice balance, and an even cutting action.
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.