hermes saw
Ergonomic carpentry saw
The Hermes handle was designed for Japanese saw blades that have a different tooth geometry. Unlike European trigger saws, Japanese saws require movement towards the user rather than away from them. Traditional Japanese handles are long, straight sticks that must be held onto further from the blade, increasing sawing speed but greatly reducing blade control. Therefore, precise sewing with such a tool requires lengthy training.

The aim of this project was to find new handle ergonomics that would retain the advantages of the Japanese saw while facilitating the process of mastering the tool.
Key advantages
Control
Unique grip allows for precise control of the
blade, increasing the accuracy and speed of work

Ergonomics
Adjustable handle angle facilitates natural positioning of the wrist, eliminating fatigue and joint damage

Versatility
Universal handle makes the saw convenient to use
for both left-handed and right-handed people

Hermes handle provides precise of control over the blade. Adjustable handle position provides a grip that's comfortable and safe for the joints. The natural position of the wrist is maintained regardless of the user's height or the position of the workpiece.

The simple blade replacement mechanism allows use of both longitudinal and transverse cutting blades.

Testing the characteristics of the Hermes saw showed that it can compete with Japanese and European saws.
Design
Fyodor Smekhov

Design research

Fedor Smekhov

Alexandra Gromchenko

Lilya Galeeva

Anastasia Novikova

Management
Fedor Smekhov
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