piercing saw


noun Jewelry.

a small, fine-gauge saw blade with uniformly spaced, angled teeth, inserted in a jeweler's saw frame and used to cut precious metal and such soft materials as ivory and shell.

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Origin of piercing saw

First recorded in 1870–75

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