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handsaw

[′hand‚sȯ]
(design engineering)
A saw operated by hand, with a backward and forward arm movement.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

handsaw

handsaw: nomenclature
Any hand-held saw for cutting wood having a handle at one end; operated manually.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Throughout the 1970s, Japanese handsaws, chippers, and chisels were commonly used, although less expensive wood chisels from the local hardware store were often substituted.
That way, if the electricity goes out and the power saws can't be recharged, good old-fashioned handsaws are trusty friends to have.
* No chain saws or other power saws; handsaws and hatchets are allowed.
"We are therefore taking out basic tools, such as handsaws and files, along with English books to help them not only learn new skills but help them find work away from the land."
Just think of all the labor saved by the air nail guns, electric screwdrivers and electric handsaws to name a few tools that we could not do without today.
Wagon rides ($5) leave every half hour for fields of noble, Nordmann and grand firs; handsaws, shaker, baler and twine are provided.
Northumberland College at Kirkley Hall in Ponteland has been chosen to run The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) Silky Fox Handsaws Awards to recognise outstanding students on practical courses related to woodland management.
"Why, don't Harley Peterson over by the drag strip work on handsaws?"
Events usually included ax chopping, ax throwing, log bucking (sawing with one- and two-man handsaws, traditionally called misery whips), tree climbing with spurs, running a log obstacle course while packing a saw or ax, springboard chop and log rolling held on water.
"We used handsaws. We would cut some inside and some outside.I vividly recall the job because I worked in the worst conditions I have ever worked in.
One: no chainsaws, power saws, handsaws or hatchets are allowed.
He has returned to the age-old system of climbers who scale the slender trunks with wicker fannypacks to hold their clippers and handsaws.