Kataba Z-Saw Rip Cut
With this saw you are ready for all the different cuts in terms of grain orientation - rip cuts, cross cuts, and any angle in between. Cut a board to length or width, saw out a tennon, it works just fine. You will notice that the saw with the blade length of 265 mm is significantly less expensive. This is because in Japan, this length is the most popular, and so the production volume is much higher, and the blades correspondingly cheaper. The saw with the 300 mm long blade is mostly used for rougher carpentry work. Tap the back of the blade against a piece of scrap wood and the blade comes loose for storage or a blade change. Insert a new blade into the slot, tap lightly using the short angled edge with no teeth at the tip of the blade, and the blade sets itself securely into the handle.