Silky Saws new Zubat

What do Silky Saws and Toyota have in common? Most first reactions are they are both manufactured in Japan, and we all know superior quality is now a hallmark of Japanese products. However, there are more similarities than you think.

Toyota has the reputation for creating some of the best quality vehicles in the world. Silky has the reputation for creating the best quality and most innovative handsaws in the world.


Both companies have another thing in common. It is called Kaizen. Kaizen is a compound of two Japanese words that together translate as ‘good change’ or ‘improvement’, and is now more commonly recognised as ‘continuous improvement’.

William Edwards Deming (1900-1993) is widely acknowledged as the leading management thinker in the field of quality. He was a statistician and business consultant whose methods helped hasten Japan’s recovery after the Second World War and beyond.

One more area in common is they both follow the principle of TQM – Total Quality Management. There is one area they don’t have in common. Silky Saws is one of the Small Giants. Small Giants is a book with the byline: ‘Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big’.

A new tooth style

After decades of design, Silky Saws has finally perfected the tooth style for the new Ultimate Zubat. In fact, there was word it was in the pipeline over 14 years ago. That’s right. Silky only releases a new product when it is as close to perfection as is humanly possible. It has taken a while to perfect but it is now ready to be put to work.

The new scraper-shaped GOKAI-ME teeth are designed
to make rip cuts, cross cuts and slant cuts.
Notice the full-width scraper tooth circled.
Progressive teeth

The number of teeth gives a smoother start of the cutting stroke. As Silky Saws cut on the back (draw) direction, the teeth are smaller at the handle – 7.5 teeth per 30mm – changing to larger 6.5 teeth per 30mm as you work into the cut on the pull stroke, making a superfast and effortless cut.

Pre orders

The new Ultimate Zubat is yet to land in Australia, but we knew you would want to know it’s on its way.

If it’s anything like the release of the Outback Silkys, stock will disappear quickly, so if you want to be one of the first to own this awesome new Silky Zubat, contact your local supplier to pre order, or get in contact with the importers, Gardens and Trees. Phone (07) 3823 1599 or 0418 231 489, or email You can also visit the website:

Advance notice indicates a July 2023 arrival.

Silky Saws has perfected the tooth
style for the new Ultimate Zubat.
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