Pull saws are common in yard work, but the background of those saws is woodworking. By being used on the pull, the blade can be made of thinner steel leaving a thinner kerf (removing less material) and requiring less effort. Wilbur Pan has been a woodworker for many years, primarily focusing on Japanese hand. In this video, he discusses how Japanese saws are made, how to set up the handle, how they work, the various types of saws available and how to use them in a shop. He also shares his knowledge on the differences between hand-forged and machine made saws, and what benefits each process offers. These saws are great for handsaw beginners or anyone who is not getting satisfying results with their current handsaw.
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Wilbur Pan is a woodworker from New Jersey, and has been interested in Japanese tools ever since discovering the joys of hand tool woodworking. He has published articles on Japanese tools in Popular Woodworking Magazine, has taught numerous classes on Japanese tools including at Woodworking in America, and is responsible for giant Cypress (giantcypress.net), a blog focusing on Japanese tool use.