These detail saws – kugihiki, ryoba, dozuki and keyhole – give a range of capabilities, from dimensioning stock to cutting joints and flush-cutting.
The Kugihiki flush-trims projections, such as screw plugs and the wedges or pins securing a tenon, without damaging the adjacent surface. The 4 3/4" long flexible blade is about 1 1/4" deep and has 26 fleam-tipped teeth per inch that leave a smooth finish but cut quickly. There is no tooth set, allowing you to approach work from either direction in confined space.
The Ryoba, a combination rip and crosscut saw, has 26 tpi crosscut (0.022" kerf) on one edge and 13 tpi in ripping pattern (0.028" kerf) along the other. Its 4 7/8" long blade tapers from 2 3/16" wide at the toe to 1 7/8" next to the haft.
The 28 tpi Dozuki has ripping teeth with a small transverse bevel on each tip to shear the wood fibers, making it ideal for dovetails or tenon shoulders. Cutting a kerf of just 0.010", the blade is 4 3/4" long by 7/8" deep and has a steel spine for rigidity.
The keyhole saw is for fine trimming in cabinetry or roughing work in carving. Only 1/2" deep at the handle, its 17 tpi crosscut pattern blade is tapered for access to restricted areas. Kerf width is 0.055".
Saws come with stained paulownia handles in a protective vinyl case. Overall lengths range from 12" to 13". Made in Japan.
The Kugihiki, Ryoba and Dozuki saws can be purchased together as a set of three.