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circular saw

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noun
  1. a power saw having a disk-shaped blade, usually with a toothed edge.
  2. the blade of such a saw.
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Origin of circular saw

First recorded in 1810–20
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Historical Examples

  • Many kinds of work, however, can be done only on the circular-saw.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes

  • After this the block is taken to a circular-saw, which cuts off the corners, and reduces it to the form of an octagon.

  • The circular-saw is not a perfectly flat disc, but when at rest is slightly convex on one side and concave on the other.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes

  • In this way, it is possible to cut very large logs with the circular-saw and with less waste.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes


British Dictionary definitions for circular saw

circular saw

noun
  1. a power-driven saw in which a circular disc with a toothed edge is rotated at high speed
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