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Rockler Dozuki Dovetail Saw

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
5.0
out of 5
Brand:
Rockler
Model:
#65607
Price:
$45

Description

This Japanese handsaw is used for cutting dovetails for boxes, drawers, or furniture. Features metal backbone to help keep the blade stiff. Blade has 25 TPI, a 9-1/2'' cutting edge and is 0.3mm thick.

WOOD magazine review

Rockler Dozuki Dovetail Saw

Review Summary

This saw features a fine 25-teeth-per-inch (tpi) pitch, and produces a pencil-thin kerf (less than 1⁄64" thick). With its rigid back, it tracks true, although the stiffener limits the depth of cut to about 2".
(When crosscutting, though, we doubled that capacity by cutting 1/4" deep on all four sides of a thick workpiece, as if defining the shoulders of a tenon, then completed with full-depth cuts.) We hand-cut a few drawer dovetails using the Rockler Dozuki Dovetail Saw and it easily stayed on the layout lines, even cutting diagonal to the grain without wandering. When used to fine-tune the fit of some interior millwork, this saw excelled in both crosscutting and ripping. And we found we could cut close-fitting notches in the molding more accurately—and in less time—than with a power jigsaw.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

One of my favorite tools

Review Summary

I love this thing. It cuts quickly and accurately.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Cuts hardwood like you're slicing bread

Review Summary

I bought the Dozuki dovtail saw to make box joints. I had previously used Two Cherries joint saws and they were good, but the Dozuki hit a home run right away. To test it, I cross cut a 2x2 walnut stick. It cut through like I was slicing a French bread with a sharp bread knife. Next I cut a 2x2x3 piece of walnut lenghtwise along the grain and there too I had quick and very clean cut. The teeth are fine and straight and do not leave cut marks on the wood.
You get a clean edge as if a power tool cut it. The bonus was I also got a spare blade for the price of the saw during a promotional offer.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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