[ rip-saw ]
/ ˈrɪpˌsɔ /
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a saw for cutting wood with the grain.
verb (used with object), rip·sawed, rip·sawed or rip·sawn, rip·saw·ing.
to saw (wood) in such a manner.
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How to use ripsaw in a sentence
Next strip it lengthwise with the rip saw, lap the two halves an inch, and nail the lap as in boat building.Woodcraft and Camping|George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
The teeth of a rip-saw are like so many little chisels set in a row; they pare the wood away.Manual Training Toys for the Boy's Workshop|Harris W. Moore
Then he took the ax and the rip-saw and made for a bunch of trees higher up the hill.Colorado Jim|George Goodchild
The teeth are like those of a rip-saw, so that they are quite likely to tear the wood in cutting across the grain.
For example, a five point rip-saw has five points to the inch but only four full teeth, Fig. 87.
British Dictionary definitions for ripsaw
/ (ˈrɪpˌsɔː) /
a handsaw for cutting along the grain of timber
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