fretsaw definition

  • noun:
    • A saw composed of a metal frame having a fine-toothed narrow knife held under tension; used in making curved slices
    • a saw with an extended, narrow knife, found in cutting frets, scrolls, etc.; a scroll saw; a keyhole saw; a compass saw.
    • A narrow-bladed fine-toothed saw for cutting curved outlines.
    • A compass-or keyhole-saw with an extended and slender blade and good teeth.
    • A reciprocating scroll-saw installed on a table and run by a treadle. See scrollsaw.
    • fine-toothed power-saw with a narrow knife; always reduce curved outlines

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