band saw


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

Other Words from band saw

bandsaw \ ˈban(d)-​ˌsȯ How to pronounce band saw (audio) \ or band-saw transitive verb

Examples of band saw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Transfer the shape to the blanks [5] and cut to the line with a band saw. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 7 Aug. 2021 Although Epstein was only thirty-two, the band saw him as a unifying, even paternal, figure. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 11 Oct. 2021 From this lens, the band saw a new opportunity to connect with their fans who were reluctant to go out and decided to pivot. Eric Fuller, Forbes, 19 Sep. 2021 But the band saw very little success or impact during their career. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 27 Aug. 2021 Lay out the side profile of the rear legs on the cedar blanks [2] and cut to the waste side of the lines with a band saw [3]. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 31 July 2021 But the band saw has also been enlisted to slice Brunt’s heavy-duty boots in half for online videos., 1 July 2021 Joe was a natural with the electric band saw used to trim the oxtails and neck bones. Bob Carlton |, al, 29 Apr. 2021 Topics include class projects in SMAW, GMAW & FCAW welding processes, plasma arc cutting, blueprint reading, and hands-on experience with the ironworker, cold saw and band saw. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of band saw

1856, in the meaning defined above

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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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