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saw set

noun

  1. 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.


saw set

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of saw set1

First recorded in 1840–50
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Example Sentences

He passed into the room from which the other man had come, and saw set out there his supper.

The saw kerf is about 3⁄32″ wide for a nine-tooth saw set for unkilned lumber or dimension stuff.

Make a saw-set gauge out of a piece of flat iron or steel one inch wide and about four inches long.

With the home-made saw-set bend the saw teeth outward until the points just miss the iron gauge in the corner notch.

Looking up at the walls I saw set in the timber a number of holes cleanly bored.

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