- a saw consisting of an endless toothed steel band passing over two wheels.
Origin of band saw
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for band saw
The band-saw is fast displacing the other two, wherever it can be used.Handwork in Wood
The sawing of the layers had best be done at a mill with a band-saw and jig-or scroll-saw, but can be done by hand, of course.Woodworking for Beginners
Charles Gardner Wheeler
Then he goes away, an' Jud is as down in the mouth as if he'd run his fist ag'in' a band-saw.
- a power-operated saw consisting of an endless toothed metal band running over and driven by two wheels
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