SILKY saws are made in Japan by UM:KOGYO
INC., a company which has specialized in the manufacturing of saws since
1919. Unique technology and design has resulted in an extensive
range of saws with superb cutting ability.
SILKY saws cut as you pull the blade towards you. They do not cut on
the forward or push stroke. Cutting on the pull stroke requires less
energy and gives you more control over the action of the saw.
These saws are precision instruments, they
should be used as such. No saw will stand up to misuse and abuse. Here
are instructions for the proper use of these saws, no product
replacement will even be considered if it has obviously been misused and
HOW TO USE
SILKY SAWS PROPERLY
1. Silky saws are designed to cut on the pull stroke. The thin blades
will not bow because they are under tension while being pulled across
the surface to be cut. If your saw ever becomes caught in a branch
squeeze, DO NOT PUSH HARD and NEVER WRENCH THE HANDLE. These actions may
damage the blade. Always lift the weight off the blade to release the
2. Silky's precision engineering results in a
fine kerf, very little force is needed to saw. So, do not use muscle to
speed up your sawing. LET THE SAW DO THE WORK for you while you pull it
across the wood.
3. Impulse hardened blades (insert the sign
of impulse hardening) cannot be re-sharpened by a hand file.
4. Keep your blades clean by using a
solvent. Keep the solvent away from the handle.
5. When not in use, store the saw in a
protective sheath and away from moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
6. Silky is not responsible for any damage
resulting from the misuse of Silky saws.
PULL SAW TECHNIQUE
1. Always hold the branch securely.
2. Start cutting by light dragging the blade
across the branch towards you.
3. Slide the blade forward. No cutting takes
place on this forward or push stroke.
4. Repeat until branch is cut.
5. Apply light power to the pull stroke and simply slide the blade
forward. Let the teeth do the work.
1. DO NOT PUSH HARD. If the branch moves
during cutting, the blade may flex and bend or break. Replacement blades
2. DO NOT PRESS DOWN HARD. Heavy pressure is
not necessary and the teeth will only jam in the wood fiber and may
3. REMEMBER Correct pruning techniques are
important. With larger branches, always undercut first. If your saw ever
does become caught in a branch squeeze, always take the weight off the
blade to free the saw. Never wrench the handle from side to side hoping
to release the blade. It may break!
4. CARING FOR YOUR SILKY SAW. SILKY saws cut
exceedingly fast and efficiently. Taper ground blades reduce friction
and binding and hard chrome plating resists rust and resin. Wash your
blade regularly with warm soapy water to remove resin deposits. Build-up
of resin will make it harder and slower to cut and if additional force
is applied during cutting, bending or breakage may result. Always keep
your blade clean for optimal cutting performance.
5. To get the best from your SILKY saw, use
the teeth, not your strength and apply gently power
to the pull stroke. Let the saw do the work