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A saw that is reinforced by a metal band along its back edge.
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(Tools) a small handsaw stiffened along its upper edge by a metal section
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a saw with a reinforced back.
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Noun1.backsaw - a handsaw that is stiffened by metal reinforcement along the upper edgebacksaw - a handsaw that is stiffened by metal reinforcement along the upper edge
carpenter's saw, hand saw, handsaw - a saw used with one hand for cutting wood
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What You Need: * 1-8 inch long 1x3 board (nameplate) (Note: The exact length of board depends upon the length of your name.) * 1-2 inch long 2x4 board (support) * 1-1 1/2 inch long #6 flat head wood screw * wood glue * acrylic craft paint [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Making It: (1) As shown in Drawing 1 and the photo on page 35, use a fine tooth saw, such as a backsaw or hacksaw, to cut a small diagonal piece off the two inch piece of 2x4 board.
They sawed through the bars of their third floor cell with a backsaw and fled down a makeshift rope made of pieces of sheets and blankets torn from their beds.
Better models provide a mechanism for a backsaw. They are made of plastic, hardwood or aluminum.