Fretsaw(redirected from fretsaws)
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(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.