from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cross-cut saw used to prepare logs for the saw-mill by cutting off the rough ends.


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  • Big timbers go directly from the saw on the rolls to the back end of the mill, where the first end is trimmed by a butting-saw or cut-off-saw which swings, Fig. 48.

    Handwork in Wood

  • The timber is then shoved along on dead rolls and the last end trimmed by the butting-saw to a definite length as specified, and shoved out.

    Handwork in Wood


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