Today I opened a box from Lee Valley. It had a Ryoba saw in it, this one: https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/saws/japanese/32940-japanese-traditional-ryoba-saw?item=60T0101
I’ve never used a japanese saw, so maybe my question is stupid, but here goes:
Would one expect a saw like this to be completely straight? This one isn’t, it’s bowed from the handle towards the tip, maybe 2mm out of straight in the middle.
My understanding is that starting a cut with a saw like this correctly is crucial due to its narrow kerf. If the blade isn’t straight – are you just hoping for the best?
Should I ask for an exchange on this saw? Or would the replacement likely be the same?
Thanks in advance.