compass saw


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compass saw

[′käm·pəs ‚sȯ]
(design engineering)
A handsaw which has a handle with several attachable thin, tapering blades of varying widths, making it suitable for a variety of work, such as cutting circles and curves.

compass saw

compass saw
A handsaw having a narrow blade; used to cut small intricate shapes or circles of small radius.