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band saw

noun Machinery.
  1. a saw consisting of an endless toothed steel band passing over two wheels.
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Origin of band saw

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Historical Examples of band saw

  • The band-saw is fast displacing the other two, wherever it can be used.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for band saw

band saw

  1. a power-operated saw consisting of an endless toothed metal band running over and driven by two wheels
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