Power Hacksaw

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Hacksaw, Power


a metal-cutting machine tool that has a crosscut sawblade as a cutting member. The power hacksaw is used for cutoff sawing of blanks. The cut may be made perpendicularly or at an angle to the axis of the blank. Most power hacksaws are driven by electric power through a mechanical transmission. Power hacksaws may have a horizontal or vertical cutting member and a rotating frame.

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