Our 7˝ Dozuki Rip Saw is made by Hishiki using traditional techniques which include hand tempering, hand correction of blade warping and hand adjusting the blade thickness to 0.009˝. The teeth are carefully cut and hand set. This saw is suitable for use where ever a fine rip cut is needed, such as cutting cheeks of tenons and dovetails. It has a heavy spline to hold the blade rigidly in place. The thin kerf and fine teeth (21 tpi) make this saw superb for hand cutting dovetails in _˝ and thinner hardwoods. The blade length is 7˝ and overall length is 20˝.