Keyhole saw


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keyhole saw

[′kē‚hōl ‚sȯ]
(design engineering)
A fine compass saw with a blade 11-16 inches (28-41 centimeters) long.
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Keyhole saw

A small handsaw with a thin tapering blade designed for cutting small rounded openings, such as a keyhole. They are also used to enlarge holes and notch structural members for cables and conduit.
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keyhole saw

A compass saw having an especially narrow blade and fine teeth.
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