circular saw


Definition of circular saw

: a power saw with a circular cutting blade also : the blade itself

Examples of circular saw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rockwell’s compact circular saw packs 4.0 amp of power into a handheld design to cut tile, wood, sheet metal, plastics, flooring, and more—with just one hand. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "Save Big on Saw and Drill Kits With This Amazon Daily Deal," 11 June 2019 This way, the circular saw’s teeth meet it first, and exit out the back of the panel. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "5 Biggest Woodworking Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)," 15 Jan. 2019 At the center of Pete's projects was a gigantic1950s Skil circular saw, the very embodiment of the American power tool. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "An Ode to the Circular Saw," 6 June 2014 The tools included a chipping hammer, circular saw and others. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Franklin police report: Man runs naked into motel lobby to report armed robbery," 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of circular saw

1817, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of circular saw was in 1817

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“Circular saw.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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circular saw


English Language Learners Definition of circular saw

: a tool used for cutting wood that has a sharp round blade which is spun quickly by a motor

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