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fretsaw

[′fret‚sȯ]
(design engineering)
A narrow-bladed fine-toothed saw that is held under tension in a frame.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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