- a saw for cutting wood with the grain.
- to saw (wood) in such a manner.
Origin of ripsaw
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Examples from the Web for rip-saw
But you will often have need of a rip-saw, back-saw, and bracket-saw.
Chub Flannagan wanted to start a new paper called the Rip-Saw.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher
The Rip-saw is not fit for cross-cutting, as it leaves the cut fibres in a very rough condition.
The teeth of a rip-saw are like so many little chisels set in a row; they pare the wood away.
Square with the deck, the curve should be worked out with rip-saw and spokeshave.
- a handsaw for cutting along the grain of timber
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Word Origin and History for rip-saw
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