Among the Japanese tools saws highlight. Their main difference is that they are used by pulling them, not pushing, which translates into some great advantages: it takes less effort to hold the piece and the blade can be much thinner, thanks to this the effort to handle the tool is smaller and cuts are very fine and clean, as they do not tear the wood fiber.
Japanese saws are characterized by the perfection of his cuts. Unlike Westerners, in Japanese saws the blade has to be replaced, not sharpened.
Its steel, its manufacturing system and the cutting system (hardened teeth), ensure that the pressure to be applied at the time of sawing is minimal; this helps to reduce wear of the blade, increasing its longevity.
All in all, a Japanese saw works so smoothly that it almost seems like an extension of the hand, making smooth and very clean cuts.