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Related to handsaw: Hand saw


A small saw operated by one hand.


(Tools) any saw for use in one hand only



any common saw with a handle at one end for manual operation with one hand.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.handsaw - a saw used with one hand for cutting woodhandsaw - a saw used with one hand for cutting wood
back saw, backsaw - a handsaw that is stiffened by metal reinforcement along the upper edge
compass saw - a handsaw with a narrow triangular blade for cutting curves
coping saw - a handsaw with a taut thin blade; used for cutting small curves in wood
crosscut handsaw, crosscut saw, cutoff saw - handsaw that cuts at right angles to the grain (or major axis)
keyhole saw - a handsaw with a long narrow blade for cutting short radius curves; similar to a compass saw
pruning saw - a handsaw used for pruning trees
ripsaw, splitsaw - a handsaw for cutting with the grain of the wood
saw - hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting


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