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hacksaw

a handsaw for cutting metal, with a hard-steel blade in a frame under tension

Hacksaw

 

(1) A handsaw in which a blade is the working member. A hacksaw for metalworking consists of a frame with a replaceable saw blade fastened to it. A hacksaw for cutting wood has a handle fastened to one end of a wedge-shaped blade. Hacksaws are also used for cutting other materials.

(2) A portable machine tool with a saw blade as the working member and with electric or pneumatic drive.

hacksaw

[′hak‚sȯ]
(engineering)
A hand or power tool consisting of a fine-toothed blade held in tension in a bow-shaped frame; used for cutting metal, wood, and other hard materials.

hacksaw

A saw having a blade (typically fine-toothed) which is supported in an adjustable metal frame; used for cutting metals.
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Power hacksaw: The power hacksaw is the original and least expensive saw for the work.
The size of a power hacksaw is the cross section of the largest piece of stock that it can cut.
The hacksaw usually has four to six different speeds available.
Cost: A hacksaw is much less expensive, often about half the cost of a band saw of equal size and power.
Saw blades: The hacksaw blades may cost one-half to one-quarter the cost of a bandsaw blade.
The hacksaw blade is almost unbreakable and is somewhat less likely to have its teeth stripped off by hard spots in the material being cut.
Kerf: The bandsaw blade is thinner than the hacksaw blade, especially for the larger sizes.
Thus, the plain hacksaw can be used by less experienced operators.
When I started with the brigade, we'd all be working on different posts with hacksaws and you'd be looking at 10 to 15 minutes to take a roof off.