- a long, narrow-bladed saw used to cut ornamental work from thin wood.Compare coping saw.
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Well, King came in and wanted to know whether we'd done it with a fret-saw!Stalky & Co.
The fret-saw (see Part II) is very useful for making wheels.
The wheels are solid discs and may also be cut out with the fret-saw, holes being drilled in the centre for the axle.
The sides A A may be cut out of cardboard or, better still, of three-ply wood with the fret-saw.
The windows and door may be cut out with a fret-saw and the door hinged on by means of a strip of strong linen.
- a fine-toothed saw with a long thin narrow blade, used for cutting designs in thin wood or metal