saw set



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.

Nearby words

  1. saw doctor,
  2. saw grass,
  3. saw log,
  4. saw palmetto,
  5. saw pit,
  6. saw-off,
  7. saw-pit,
  8. saw-toothed,
  9. saw-whet owl,
  10. saw-wort

Origin of saw set

First recorded in 1840–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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

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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