Nakaya Japanese Dozuki Dovetail Saw Set

$116 AUD
This is the ultimate Japanese dozuki saw set for cutting fine joinery. These two saws allow the user to tackle both crosscuts and rip cuts with accuracy and precision thanks to their extremely fine kerf.
These two saws complement each other perfectly in most joinery situations. For example, the rip-profiled saw makes short work of cutting the cheeks of a tenon, while the crosscut profiled saw finishes off the shoulders beautifully. The rip saw is also perfect for cutting pins in a dovetail joint, while the crosscut saw follows a line beautifully while cutting the tails.
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Nakaya is one of the most prominent saw makers in Japan. The Nakaya Dozuki Extra Fine saws are an absolute pleasure to use due to their efficient cutting which results in a beautifully fine finish.

The Nakaya Dozuki saws feature the following:

  • The blades are made from Premium Swedish steel
  • The blades are replaceable with minimal effort
  • The saws have a comfortable rattan handle

The dozuki pattern of saw is a specialised saw for joinery and fine cuts. The word dozuki in Japanese refers to a tenon shoulder, and it is from this saw’s specialisation that it takes its name. Dozuki saws use extremely fine blades and their teeth are given very minimal set, meaning that they barely protrude past the side of the saw plate. Because the blade is so extremely fine a dozuki saw uses a steel or brass spine as reinforcement, and is capable of cuts only as deep as the distance from the teeth to the spine.

Given the thinness of these blades, dozuki saws are ideal for fine work and the surface they leave does not require refinishing with either a chisel or plane. With a little practice, they are capable of following extremely precise lines and excel at detailed joinery, whether for dovetails, tenons, or any of the more specialised Japanese joints Western woodworkers are continually discovering.

A dozuki saw depends on its owner using a sawing motion that moves both directly forward and directly back, exactly parallel to the desired cut. If any left/right twist is introduced into the user’s action, the teeth of the saw may give way as they are driven into a quantity of timber they are not capable of removing. A lost tooth will not generally affect the performance of the saw greatly, but a greater strain will be placed on the tooth behind it as it is required to do the work of two teeth instead of one, and this tooth may also fatigue and detach.

As such, though they are capable of cuts beyond compare, Dozuki saws should be used with patience and care in order to maximise their lifespan. If you are familiar with Japanese saws and are able to follow a line with a Ryoba or Kataba style saw, you should have little difficulty and will certainly enjoy using a Dozuki. And, if worse comes to worse, we offer replacement blades for all of our saws so that you can get back to making cuts with less hassle and fewer profanities.

At JTA we are proud of our order turnaround times and work hard to ensure the best possible service. Our shipping policy has been developed to provide a fast, safe and environmentally sustainable shopping experience for all of our customers.

We are NOT a drop-shipping company and hold all of our stock in Sydney. We dispatch every weekday, and we are usually able to dispatch orders received before 1.30pm on the same day. If you urgently require your purchase to be dispatched on the day you order it we suggest that you call us or be sure to select express shipping at checkout to ensure we prioritise your parcel.

Shipping Charges:

We have revised our logistics systems to offer the best possible postage price to our customers. All prices are in $AUD. Dispatch within 24hrs of purchase.

Within Australia:

Regular Post: $8.00, tracking number emailed to you at dispatch

Express Post: $14.50, tracking number emailed to you at dispatch

Some thin and light items are able to be shipped at a letter rate of $3 (replacement saw blades, small rulers, abrasives and non slip mats, for example). Please note that letter rates are regular post only (no express) and are not available with tracking.

Within New Zealand:

We are now able to offer our New Zealand customers $15 flat-rate shipping on orders under 2kg.  For orders heavier than 2kg the following rates apply:

<2kg: $15

3kg: $24

4kg: $28

5kg: $32

Prices to Canada and US:

 

Express Courier International:

Estimated Delivery Time - 3-5 Business Days (to metro areas of major cities)

Flat Rate - AU$30 on orders up to 2kg (4.4lbs)

For orders over this weight:

<3kg: $56

<4kg: $63.40

<5kg: $70.75

For orders over 5kg in weight, please email us at info@japanesetools.com.au

Prices for all other international orders are calculated at checkout according to Australia Post’s standard rates.

Delivery Times:

From the date of dispatch we expect the following delivery times within Australia:

Regular Post: Within 3-5 business days (metro areas) or 4-8 busines days (remote areas)

Express Post: 1-2 business days (metro areas) or 3-6 business days (remote areas)

Plastic-free Policy:

Japanese Tools Australia is an environmentally conscious company and we endeavour to eliminate plastics in as many parts of our business as possible. Your purchase will be shipped in recycleable non-plastic materials, and we re-use cardboard and paper wherever possible in our shipping process.

Exceptions to plastic-free policy:

Unfortunately, we are required to dispatch some express items in pre-paid satchels and in such circumstances we have no choice but to use a plastic satchel. Please keep in mind these satchels are 100% recyclable. Our suppliers also use plastic in their packaging of some products, and we do not remove these protective measures before shipping. We are considering strategies to eliminate these two remaining sources of plastic in our shipping process. As many of our items are hand-made, they do not arrive to us or to you with extraneous packaging, though this is not the case for all of our products.

Breakage in shipping policy:

We pack our shipments in specialised materials to ensure that our customers find them in the same condition that we send them. If you receive your products in a damaged condition, please email info@japanesetools.com.au with your order number and photos of the condition of the products within a week of collection. If an item is deemed to have been damaged in transit we will replace it with like kind at no extra shipping cost to the customer.

If you are unhappy with the condition of your product and it has not been damaged in transit, please refer to our returns and exchanges policy. 

We stand behind the quality of our tools. If a tool is found to be faulty or damaged in transit, we will verify the issue with you, and offer a refund or exchange when the problem is brought to our attention within 30 days from purchase. If problems arise outside of this period this policy will apply at our discretion. Where a refund or exchange is agreed upon, we will mail you a paid addressed bag to return your items, verify their condition once we receive them, and then process a refund or mail the new item.

If a tool is purchased as a present or the purchaser changes their mind, we will exchange for stock of equal value or store credit when we are contacted within 2 weeks of the purchase. We ask that the customer covers the cost of shipping in these instances. We will take a payment for shipping over the phone, send you a paid addressed envelope, verify the goods' condition once we receive them, and then mail the new item.

If a tool is damaged through improper use, we encourage you to contact us. We may not be able to exchange the tool, but may be able to offer advice on technique or recommend a more appropriate tool. Where possible, we encourage our cutomers to ask us questions about our tools' use before they purchase them. We can be contacted at info@japanesetools.com.au or 02 9527 3870.

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