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#1 posted 11-12-2012 12:21 AM

I have been using some Mitsukawa saws a lot lately and am amazed every time they touch wood. I have the rip saw for hardwood and a small ryoba for hardwoods also. I also have a Mitsukawa crosscut saw that I am always afraid to take out of its case but when I do its magictime boys and girls. These saws are amazing. I also use an Asakura saw, a ryoba. A monsterous ryoba for big heavy cuts. Crosscuts mostly but I sometimes get rambunctious (sp) and it is also a top shelf tool in every respect. I have a small damascas marking knife that I like alot. Finally, even though I dont have them yet, Tomohito Iida of Japan Tools Iida is, as I type, securing me a set of Japanese firmer chisels. Cant wait for that delivery!!! He is also the man who I bought the Asakura saw from. Nice guy who is very easy to communicate with.
I dont have any Japanese planes yet, I guess Im just too used to the stanleys.

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