The dozuki, a traditional Japanese saw, is designed for fine cuts in softer woods. Often called a dovetail saw, a dozuki produces a narrow, precise kerf with its thin blade, and fine teeth.
The typically thicker blade of a European saw is set to cut on the push stroke allowing the carpenter to put their weight into the task. The much thinner blade of the dozuki has teeth set to cut on the pull stroke keeping the flexible blade straight as it is drawn through the narrow kerf. This makes the dozuki ideal for fine dovetail and box joint cuts.
How to use a Dozuki on Dozuki.