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dovetail saw

noun
1.
a backsaw for fine woodworking, as dovetailing.
Origin of dovetail saw
1805-1815
1805-15
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Historical Examples
  • There is another most useful saw it would be of advantage for the young carpenter to have, namely, the dovetail saw.

  • With a fine tenon or dovetail saw, cut the saw kerf as at Fig. 316.

    Woodwork Joints William Fairham
  • Then, with Tenon or dovetail saw, cut off just outside the line.

    Hand-Craft John D. Sutcliffe
  • With care, this can be accomplished with the dovetail saw, thus avoiding unnecessary labour and the use of the paring chisel.

    Woodwork Joints William Fairham
British Dictionary definitions for dovetail saw

dovetail saw

noun
1.
(building trades) a saw similar to a tenon saw but of smaller size
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