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A dragsaw is an early power saw using a six foot steel crosscut saw to buck logs to length. Prior to the advent of the chainsaw by the second world war, the dragsaw was a manner of taking the hard work out of cutting wood Portable saw A saw is a tool for cutting wood or other material, consisting of a serrated blade (a blade with the cutting edge dentated or toothed) and worked either by hand or by steam, water, electric or other power. ... A chainsaw (also spelled chain saw) is a portable mechanical, motorized saw. ...


Early dragsaws were steam powered and later gasoline powered. Some manufacturers included Multnomah and Wee McGregor.


 
 

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