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Silky Saws

Japanese makers Silky has 100 years of experience in the production of handsaws, always with the greatest commitment to quality using the latest technology

The use of special alloys, traditional metalworking knowledge and innovative production methods combine to produce market leading tools.

The saw blades of Silky saws are made from authentic Premium Japanese Steel and cut out by laser. The blades are of unparalleled quality: they are very hard and longwearing, but remain flexible at the same time thanks to the metal’s soft core.

Hard and Wear Resistant

The chemical composition of the metal in combination with a unique heating and cooling process determines the high hardness of a saw blade. A high carbon content leads to high wear resistance, so that sharpness remains for a very long time.

Soft and Flexible

By forging saw blades in such a way, the core of the saw tooth consists of soft metal with which the saw stays flexible and grabs the wood with ease.

Several models, such as Sugoi, Hayate and the Tsurugi, are made of high-alloyed steel, which makes the saw blade stronger, more corrosion resistant and better equipped against temperature changes. 

All Silky saw blades are replaceable and the replacing process itself is simple. As part of our policy here at WOODSMITH, we aim to keep replacement blades for all the saws we supply.

The teeth of most Silky saw blades are impulse hardened so they will stay sharp much longer than normal. Some models can be resharpened using the Silky HAYAUCHI Sharpening File

Silky blades need minimal maintenance, but checking your blade after each use and giving it a light cleaning when necessary will keep it performing its best. Wipe your Silky blade with warm soapy water to remove dirt and grease as necessary. Use a light bristle brush to dislodge wood chips from the teeth. That same light brush–some users employ a toothbrush or nail brush–can clear wood chips and other debris out of a folding saw’s folding mechanism.

If your blade is gummy with tree sap, wipe it with a soft cloth that’s been dipped in citrus cleaner, mineral spirits, or another solvent. But keep plastic-damaging solvents away from the saw’s handle. If you need to, you can use a scouring pad to get rid of buildup on the saw, but keep it away from the saw’s teeth.

Dry your saw before you store it until the next use. Pay particular attention to drying the blade. Some users also like to wipe their blades with a light oil.

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