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Hi there, 

Last year I got a $75 gift certificate to Japan Woodworker. And have been trying to decide which hand saw that I should get as my first real fine joinery saw. So can I have your advise on which of the 100 or so saws would be best for me to add to my hand tool collection? The gift cert expires on 10/31/14.

Chef  

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If by joinery you mean dovetails, this is a really nice saw for that. http://www.japanwoodworker.com/Product/155673/Joinery-Saw-for-Fine-Work.aspx

 

It’s a dozuki, which usually means that it has crosscut teeth, but this particular dozuki has a modified tooth profile that places raker teeth in line with the crosscut teeth. (Think ATB table saw blade.) This makes it more efficient for rip cuts.

 

If you’re looking for something for tenons, then I’d get a 210mm ryoba. 

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