Here are the top ten questions we have been asked about using, looking after, availability and parts regarding Silky Saws.

There are 12 Silky Saw blades that can be sharpened with a special diamond file. The diamond refers to the file shape, not the surface grit of the file. Watch this video, Which Silky Saws Can Be Sharpened to see the saws that can be sharpened
To sharpen a Silky Saw, you need the right file and some knowledge about the angles to file the teeth so that the saw cuts correctly. The link to the following video will answer your queries. How to sharpen a Silky Saw
Impulse Hardening – Using a special high-frequency heating technique, teeth are heated instantly and hardened. Because only the teeth are heated the blade retains its normal flexibility. Hardened teeth stay sharp about 3 times longer than non-hardened teeth.
It all depends on what you wish to cut and how you like to carry your saw. When choosing your Silky Saw, ask yourself the following questions. What am I cutting? Softwood or hardwood, green wood or dead wood, large-diameter branches or small-diameter branches? Then ask whether you want to have a saw that folds so that it takes up less space, or one that has a full tang blade.

What will most likely happen is that you will get your first Silky Saw, like a folding Silky Gomboy, find out how well it works and then see uses for a different type of Silky Saw. Your next saw may well be a fixed blade handsaw that you carry in a scabbard affixed to your leg with velcro stretchy leg straps. Click this link to see the video about choosing the right Silky Pocketboy.
The most important thing you need to know about a Silky Saw, is that it is a pull saw only. The only way to break a Silky Saw or snap a blade is by: – Bending it (the blades are flexible… but it’s metal, bend it far enough and too often, it could snap) Watch this video for more information. How to break a Silky Saw
Silky Saws are manufactured in Ono, Japan, home of the finest cutlery and sword steel known to man. Crafting fine wood cutting saws since the early 1900s, Silky continues to raise the bar for quality, endurance and cutting efficiency that is umatched. Leading the industry in both design and innovation, saw users are changing their language in all parts of the world from merely asking for a saw, to asking for a Silky.
There is a knack to extending a Silky Telescopic Pole Saw. The best way to discover the knack is to watch this four minute video where Shenae shows you how. How to Raise Your Silky Pole Saw
No, Silky pruning saws cut only on the pull stroke. The linked video really goes into how a Silky Saw cuts and the best technique for using one.
Silky Saws manufacture a range of Japanese Woodworking Saws. Because Silky is an innovative company they have developed saws that have features different to the traditional saws. Where traditions Japanese woodworking saws have cane as the handle wrapping, Silky have introduces a GOM rubber handle wrap. This wrap can help with hand fatigue by deadening vibrations and also becomes “grippier” if moisture is on your handle from perspiration or other sources. Click the link see the range of Silky Woodworking Saws
In this video, the Silky Girls will show you how to maintain your Silky Saw so that it cuts cleanly and easily. A little maintenance will keep your Silky saw looking good and cutting like new for years. EASy way to Clean your tools.

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Top Ten Silky Saws FAQ

  1. Gary Wood says:

    Hi there, I am located in Sydney on the Northern Beaches.
    In my garden ,I have a smaller variety of clumping bamboo. I prefer the clean trimmed shafts with the head left natural.
    As the need arises, I trim back the new shoots and the sprouts …that appear on the vertical culms.
    At the moment I am using secateurs but this takes a lot of time and the finish is quite rough.
    Which Silky would be best for my use?
    I have been looking at the Pocket Boy or the Tsurugi …
    Can you please recommend the saw which would best suit my requirements…the lenght and tooth size.
    If you would like to discuss, please call me on 0421 659 597.

    • Jannita Nieves says:

      Hi Gary,

      The choice of the most suitable saw for your bamboo largely depends on its diameter and the spacing between the shafts. Here are my recommendations:

      1. If the bamboo is under 4cm in diameter, the Blue-handled Pocket Boy with the Fine tooth size is ideal.
      2. For bamboo with a diameter exceeding 4cm, consider using either the medium tooth Pocket Boy or the Fine tooth Gomtaro.
      3. If the shafts are closely spaced, making it challenging to navigate a saw between them, the Tsurugi medium tooth would be the most practical choice.

      I hope these suggestions prove helpful for your specific requirements. Please feel free to reach out if you have any further questions or if there’s anything else I can assist you with.

      Best regards,

      Nita 😊

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