This saw is designed for general carpentry. It is very unique as it has a convex blade for maximum clearance whilst cutting. It has a tooth style which will cut hard timbers with ease. It has a taper- ground blade which reduces friction when cutting. This allows the cutting stroke to feel very easy and fast.
The teeth are non-set and are what Silky calls a “Mirai-Me” tooth style. This style of teeth creates a very smooth cut which can easily achieve a cross, slant or rip cut. There are 10 teeth per 30mm. This style of tooth makes a wider cut in the timber than the width of the blade, reducing the chance of the blade jamming in the cut. The tips of the teeth are impulse-hardened, leaving the blade flexible but the teeth very sharp and long lasting.
The blades are made out of a high-carbon steel which is a very strong steel but is also quite flexible. This is very important in a handsaw. The blades also have a special coating to give them some protection. The Ultra Accel-Taiko blade has two settings. The first is a standard saw-blade angle and the second has the blade pointing into the air. This angle allows you to cut on a flat surface very easily.
The handle has a rubber jacket which is made out of a special rubber designed by Silky Japan. It is called GOM and it is extremely comfortable to hold. It absorbs a lot of the vibrations you get when cutting and it allows you to have a very good grip, even when your hands are damp. All parts are replaceable, so if you lose anything you can order replacement parts, i.e. screws, blades, handles.
Blade length: – 240mm or 9.5 inches
Teeth per 30mm/in: – 10/8.5
Weight: – 295g