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A handsaw with a narrow blade for cutting curves.
- ‘A keyhole saw is similar to the compass saw: the handle is shaped differently and it is smaller.’
- ‘It meets the needs of many who have been buying compass saws or other small saws to do the work that could be done more readily with a hand saw.’
- ‘The purpose of the last is obvious by its name, and the compass saw is used to cut curves on flat sheet.’
- ‘The compass saw shown here had a narrow pointed blade which allowed it to be started through a small drilled hole.’
- ‘Cut the drywall with the drywall saw or compass saw at the edges of the two studs.’
- ‘Electricians furnish their own hand tools: screwdrivers, pliers, levels, plumb bobs, hammers, pocket knives, hacksaw frames, compass saws, braces and bits, pipe wrenches and adjustable wrenches.’
- ‘The continuous support of the saw blade during the swinging stroke provides for substantially improved operational results than in the known compass saws.’
- ‘With two holes and using the small compass saw to make a start for the larger carpenter's saw, two people can do it together.’
- ‘The chip blower removes dust effectively in both compass saws to ensure a clear view.’
- ‘The oscillation drive of the inventive compass saw can be assembled and dismantled very easily.’
- ‘They resemble compass saws but have coarser teeth for cutting through wallboard, plasterboard and backing board quickly.’
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