coping saw

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coping saw

coping saw

n.
A light handsaw with a slender blade stretched across a U-shaped frame, used for cutting designs in wood.

coping saw

n
(Tools) a handsaw with a U-shaped frame used for cutting curves in a material too thick for a fret saw

cop′ing saw`


n.
a saw used for cutting small curves in wood, consisting of a thin, light blade in a U-shaped frame with handle.

coping saw

- A saw with a very narrow blade stretched across a u-shaped frame—for cutting curves, with cope meaning "vault, arch."
See also related terms for vault.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coping saw - a handsaw with a taut thin bladecoping saw - a handsaw with a taut thin blade; used for cutting small curves in wood
carpenter's saw, hand saw, handsaw - a saw used with one hand for cutting wood
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Make sure the teeth point at the handle; coping saws are designed to cut on the pull stroke (though some carpenters use them backward).
Coping saws are designed for woodcuts involving intricate curves under the constraint of human power.
Coping saws cut irregular shapes, curves and intricate decorative patterns.