an instrument used to bend out slightly the point of each alternate tooth of a saw so that the kerf made by the saw will be wider than its blade.
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Origin of saw set
First recorded in 1840–50
Words nearby saw set
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Example sentences from the Web for saw set
Make a saw-set gauge out of a piece of flat iron or steel one inch wide and about four inches long.Farm Mechanics|Herbert A. Shearer
British Dictionary definitions for saw set
a tool used for setting the teeth of a saw, consisting of a type of clamp used to bend each tooth in turn at a slight angle to the plane of the saw to improve cutting, alternate teeth being bent in the same direction
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