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Encyclopedia > Hacksaw
Standard hacksaws.
Standard hacksaws.
A panel hacksaw.
A panel hacksaw.

A hacksaw is a saw for cutting metal or bones. Some of them have pistol grips which keep the hacksaw firm and easy to grip. It is a fine-tooth saw with a blade under tension in a frame. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Panel hacksaw about 420 mm long, photographed by me. ... Image File history File links Panel hacksaw about 420 mm long, photographed by me. ... 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. ... For other uses, including articles on self-injury, see Cutting (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Properties and uses of metals be merged into this article or section. ... Grays Anatomy illustration of a human femur. ... On a firearm, a pistol grip is a portion of the gun which is held by the hand that orients the hand in a manner similar to the position one would take with a conventional pistol such as a Colt 1911. ... A blade is the flat part of a tool or weapon that normally has a cutting edge and/or pointed end typically made of a metal, most recently, steel intentionally used to cut, stab, slice, throw, thrust, or strike an animate or inainimate object. ... Tension may mean: In physics, tension is a force related to the stretching of a string or a similar object. ...


Small hand-held hacksaws consist of a metal arch with a handle, that fits around a narrow, rigid blade. The blade has many small saw teeth along one side. The blade can either be attached such that the teeth face away from the handle, resulting in sawing action by pushing, or be attached such that the teeth face toward the handle, resulting in sawing action by pulling. On the push stroke, the arch will bend a little, releasing the tension on the blade. The blade is normally quite brittle, so care needs to be taken to prevent brittle fracture of the blade. {| class=wikitable |- ! header 1 ! header 2 ! header 3 |- | row 1, cell 1 | row 1, cell 2 | row 1, cell 3 |- | row 2, cell 1 | row 2, cell 2 | row 2, cell 3 |}{| class=wikitable |- ! header 1 ! header 2 ! header 3 |- | row 1, cell 1 | row 1, cell 2 | row 1... For fractures in geologic formations, see Rock fracture. ...


A panel hacksaw eliminates the frame, so that the saw can cut into panels of sheet metal without the length of cut being restricted by the frame. Junior hacksaws are the small variant, while larger mechanical hacksaws are used to cut working pieces from bulk metal. Sheets of stainless steel cover the Chrysler Building Thin sheets of gold leaf Sheet metal is simply metal formed into thin and flat pieces. ...


Large, automatic hacksaws are sometimes used to replace a band saw in machine shops. Large resaw blades used in a sawmill. ...


See also

  • Band saw, also used for cutting metal
  • Coping saw, similar finer version used to cut wood intricately.
  • Fretsaw, similar finer version with larger 'A frame' used to cut wood intricately further from the edge of a workpiece.

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Hacksaw - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (281 words)
A hacksaw is a saw for cutting metal or bones.
Small hand-held hacksaws consist of a metal arch (with a handle) that fits around a narrow rigid blade that has many small saw teeth along one side.
Junior hacksaws are the small variant, while larger mechanical hacksaws are used to cut working pieces from bulk metal.
Lenox Hacksaw Frames and Hacksaw Blades (110 words)
Lever tensions the 12" (300mm) hacksaw blade to 30,000 psi (21 kg.
The Lenox 2012 hacksaw frame is economical and practical.
Space between the blade and zinc plated metal crossbar allows very thick materials to be cut.
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