You may have never seen a saw like this before. The construction and craftsmanship appear to be far above any saw you’ll find at the local big box. This saw is a Japanese-designed Dozuki back saw, which is an integral part of traditional Japanese wood working.
Dozuki and similarly-designed saws are used for extremely precise dovetail and tenon cutting and are constructed to exact specifications to ensure accurate cuts. This particular double-sided back saw includes an adjustable restrictor that ensures a precise depth of cut, and 16 and 24 teeth-per-inch blade sides.
While there are plenty of great jigs and templates out there for routers and table saws that can do these jobs faster and easier, there’s a lot to be said for the pride and sense of accomplishment that comes from cutting dovetails or tenons by hand, the old-school way. This saw will run you $130 from Bridge City Tool Works — be sure to check out the cool demonstration video of this saw in action on their website.
Dozuki 240mm Back Saw [Bridge City Tools]