saw set
noun Date: 1846 an instrument used to set the teeth of saws

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  • Saw-set — n. An instrument used to set or turn the teeth of a saw a little sidewise, that they may make a kerf somewhat wider than the thickness of the blade, to prevent friction; called also {saw wrest}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saw set — n. an instrument used to set, or bend slightly outward, the teeth of a saw …   English World dictionary

  • Saw set — A saw set is a device used in the sharpening of hand saws. Once the teeth have been jointed and filed, the saw set is used to adjust the set of each tooth. In the past, many tradesmen and craftsmen would sharpen their own saws and a saw set would …   Wikipedia

  • saw set — noun a tool used to bend each alternate sawtooth at a slight angle outward • Hypernyms: ↑tool * * * noun : an instrument used to give set to sawteeth * * * an instrument used to bend out slightly the point of each alternate tooth of a saw so that …   Useful english dictionary

  • saw set — noun A device used to sharpen the teeth of a hand saw and adjust their set (the amount each tooth protrudes to the side of the saw to create the kerf) …   Wiktionary

  • saw set — an instrument used to bend out slightly the point of each alternate tooth of a saw so that the kerf made by the saw will be wider than its blade. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • saw set — noun a tool for giving the teeth of a saw an alternating sideways inclination …   English new terms dictionary

  • saw-set — n. Saw wrest …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Set — Set, n. 1. The act of setting, as of the sun or other heavenly body; descent; hence, the close; termination. Locking at the set of day. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] The weary sun hath made a golden set. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is set,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saw-wrest — Saw set Saw set , n. An instrument used to set or turn the teeth of a saw a little sidewise, that they may make a kerf somewhat wider than the thickness of the blade, to prevent friction; called also {saw wrest}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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