This strong Japanese Saw is a versatile tool ideally suited for cutting bamboo. The thin blade with 3-sided ground trapezoidal teeth allows you to quickly and effortlessly cut through hard bamboo sticks, poles and slats.The cut of a Japanese Saw starts at the back, close to the handle. Hold the saw where you want to cut and gently use your thumb to guide the blade until it sinks into the bamboo. Unlike a European saw, it is important not to apply too much pressure. Make long cuts, do not apply too much force and the result will be clean cuts without splinters.For professional bamboo processors, the Japanese Saw is an indispensable item in the toolbox by providing perfect results.
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Bamboo & Environment
The use of bamboo greatly reduces the greenhouse effect and climate change. Bamboo absorbs greenhouse gases and releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than an equivalent species of hardwood. This is due to its high growth rate and photosynthesis. Climate change has been an issue for several years, which is why bamboo could be included as a certified hardwood. Bamboo is also suitable for biomass production because it gives the second highest biomass on earth.
Bamboo & Cracks
A natural characteristic of bamboo is that cracks may appear vertically, this cannot be prevented. These are caused by differences in climate and humidity.
If you treat the bamboo poles with an oil or lacquer, the number of cracks will be less than if you do not apply a protective layer. But unfortunately this cannot be prevented 100%. The cracks can expand and shrink depending on the climate.
Protect the forest: build with bamboo
Every year more than 13 million hectares of forest are cut down.That's 1140 soccer fields every hour. Of course forests are planted, but the annual net loss of forest is over 7 million hectares, which is more than twice the area of Belgium. If those forests were not cut down, up to a quarter less CO2 would be released into the air.