band saw

noun

Definition of band saw 

: a saw in the form of an endless steel belt running over pulleys also : a power saw using this device usually with the blade in a vertical position

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bandsaw \ˈban(d)-ˌsȯ \ or band-saw transitive verb

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The new contract services shop, equipped with such wood shop staples as a table saw, band saw, drill press, sanding equipment and workbench, is to be staffed by some of the 18 shop technicians who now help members with shop equipment. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore's Open Works launches commercial fabrication shop; aims for a manufacturing renaissance," 2 July 2018 About 19 inches from the midpoint, taper down the limb to end with ½-inch-wide tips, as seen here: Step 5: With a drawknife or band saw, refine the shape. Andrew Del-colle And Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make a Bow and Arrow By Hand," 5 June 2018 For the grisly scheme, Rathburn dismembered cadavers with a chainsaw, band saw, and reciprocating saw. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Man convicted for renting human heads cut with chainsaw, dripping disease," 23 Jan. 2018 If the unique ivory-cutting technique gives some new answers, the researchers may again enlist Shipman and Pomraning to cut tusks with the Geophysical Institute's band saw. Author: Ned Rozell, Alaska Dispatch News, "Seeking clues by slicing 20,000-year-old mammoth tusks," 2 Sep. 2017 Two whole pigs, washed and sterile-looking, sit on a counter next to the band saw waiting to be butchered. Ben Raines, AL.com, "Want to see what 5 tons of sausage looks like?," 26 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of band saw

1856, in the meaning defined above

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band saw

noun

English Language Learners Definition of band saw

: a type of powered saw that is used especially for making curved cuts in wood

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