Fretsaw


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fretsaw

[′fret‚sȯ]
(design engineering)
A narrow-bladed fine-toothed saw that is held under tension in a frame.

Fretsaw

 

(Russian, lobzik; from German, Laubsäge), a hand tool with a changeable saw blade for the curved sawing of veneer, plywood, thin boards, and other materials along a closed, internal outline. A fretsaw may also be a pneumatic or electric handsaw with a reciprocating blade (working member); this type of fretsaw has a shoe that guides the working member along the surface to be worked. The fretsaw is used in industry for cutting various materials.

fretsaw

A fine-toothed saw having a narrow blade which is held under tension, in a frame; used to cut thin wood, esp. ornamental designs.
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But, tired of the pain, Ranulph tried to hack off his fingertips with a fretsaw.
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A curtain and soft furnishings maker, Jennie now carries a cordless drill, fretsaw and jigsaw and a staple gun to hang curtains and do other refurbishments.
The sutures are removed and the patient is now allowed to shower and dress himself and increase his activity by going to the Occupational Therapy Department, where activities for daily living are discussed and exercise tolerance increased by use of adapted looms and bicycle fretsaws.