The Master woodworking saw is both heavy-duty and versatile and can be used to cross-cut, rip-cut, and even slant-cut. The razor sharp blade are impulse-hardened. The medium sized yet aggressive tooth pattern is not too coarse yet not too fine and is therefore a favorite for carpenters and joiners The wide and durable blade is chrome plated and taper ground and is easily removed for replacement. The aluminum alloy handle is rubber-gripped and coated for ergonomic comfort. Made in Japan.