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A small saw operated by one hand.
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(Tools) any saw for use in one hand only
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any common saw with a handle at one end for manual operation with one hand.
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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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[ˈhændˌsɔː] nsega a mano
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The chief tragic event of the old man's life, so far as I could judge, was his mishap with a certain goose, which lived and died some twenty or forty years ago: a goose of most promising figure, but which, at table, proved so inveterately tough, that the carving-knife would make no impression on its carcase, and it could only be divided with an axe and handsaw.
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They logged 15 assaults either inside or outside the pub in 18 months until July this year, including a man being hit on the head with a handsaw following a "large scale disturbance" and a woman being hit with a bottle.
This is an impressive allround handsaw that doesn't cost a fortune.
Taking a handsaw or ax as well as winter clothing and safety equipment is recommended.
Measure carefully and mark a pencil line, then use a handsaw or jigsaw to cut the board, with the good side facing upwards because this is less likely to splinter the surface.
Cutting a sheet of MDF or 18mm plywood with a handsaw is torture - your arm starts to burn with pain after about nine strokes and an accurate, straight cut is a skill which takes a long time to master.
Notched-jaw handscrew vise Handscrews are ideal for holding cylindrical workpieces if you saw notches in the opposing jaws with your handsaw (one small notch for thin pipe or dowels and another, larger one for big stuff).
To make cuts efficiently, Raftery uses a variety of tools: Japanese handsaw, pole pruner, loppers, and pruning shears.
There were just three homes still to deliver to when his path was blocked but he borrowed a handsaw from a house and spent two hours cutting the tree to free the road.
With two accomplices, he lured Mr Ryan to a flat and mutilated him while he was still alive using a handsaw, electric carving knife and a machete.
Rangers recommend that people be prepared on tree-cutting outings with a handsaw or ax, winter clothing, tire chains, shovel, food, drinking water, blankets, flashlight and first aid kit.