The Silky Zubat range offers a standard curved saw. It is one of the most popular saws and is widely used by professionals and serious amateurs alike for the general pruning of small to large size branches. It is a very versatile saw that sits very comfortably alongside the Gomtaro range which offers a straight blade.
It is available in 5 different blade lengths (240mm, 270mm, 300mm, 330mm and 390mm) and comes with a standard 7.5 teeth per 30mm across the range. A finer blade configuration is also available, the Zubat Fine.
Zubat blades are also interchangeable with the Zubat Professional Pole Saws for added versatility.
The saws come with a comfortable rubber handle and a new style scabbard. The scabbard has an opening at the bottom which allows moisture and sawdust to fall out of the holster.
Zubat blades cannnot be re-sharpened. The saws are designed to have replaceable blades and all other parts are also available.
Silky Saws are manufactured from SK-4 carbon steel and cut out by laser. The teeth are designed with no set which means they are formed inside the width of the blade – this reduces friction and enables a cleaner, faster and easier cut. Many other saws have teeth formed to project outside the width of the blade requiring much greater effort when sawing.
There are 4 razor sharp cutting angles on the inside of each tooth. Silky call this 'Mirae-Me' and it enables the blade to cut smoothly through the branch, significantly reducing splintering and producing a very fine smooth cut. The super fine cut destroys up to 50% less wood cells allowing the tree to heal faster and reduces the risk of disease.
The manufacturing process also uses the technique of high-frequency electro-impulse hardening during which the teeth are heated and hardened. Importantly, only the teeth are hardened, not the rest of the blade. Thus the blade retains its original flexibility whilst the teeth have a life which is up to 3 times longer than that on standard saws.
The blades are also chrome plated which helps protect against rust and sap as well as providing additional strength. This helps extend the life of the blade.
Almost all Silky saws are fitted with a specially designed rubber 'GOM' handle which reduces vibration and improves grip, reducing the danger of slipping in wet conditions.