Knowing Your Teeth

When I read this in our weekly newsletter, I immediately thought of the teeth in my head, which I thought I knew quite well. I am someone who doesn’t know the difference between a weed and a plant but my lovely boss thought that it would be a grand idea for me to write the blogs you will be seeing. I hope you will join me on this journey of learning about saws and gardening.

NON SET TOOTH The teeth are “non-set”, so that the cutting surface cuts straight into the wood and destroys about 50% less wood cells in the process. The blade is taper-ground to reduce resistance, giving it a smoother and easier cut. The bottom part of the blade (at the teeth) is thickest, the top part slightly thinner and the blade is thinnest in the middle. Benefit: Reduced friction when cutting means that: Less power is needed to saw- making it extremely fast Saw dust is released easily, thus reducing the chance of the saw becoming stuck in the wood The wood hardly splinters therefore creating a very fine, smooth saw cut. 4 RESTUME TOOTH This tooth style is designed for cross-cutting, rip-cutting and slant-cutting. It cuts in ALL DIRECTIONS. When the grain of the wood is longways, the saw cuts smoothly at the point where the branch joins. BENEFIT: 4-RETSUME teeth belong to the category of fastest hand saws and are very well suited for the toughest jobs. MIRAI-ME TOOTH The blade has 4 cutting angles along its length. It leaves a smooth surface after cutting and can rip-cut, cross-cut and slant-cut. Benefit: During pruning activities the smooth saw cut will allow the tree wound to be overgrown easily. Within carpentry, the smooth saw cut gives a fine finish, so that sanding is hardly necessary.

For professional arborist advice in Cairns, contact Talitha or Alan on 0403551169