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Key Hole Saw
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Title: Key Hole Saw
Identifier: 2004.3.3
Donor: Hal Avery
Item Date: 1910-1930
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A saw that has a wooden handle (dark) with two screws side by side to attach the metal blade. The blade is long and narrow, with small jagged teeth.

A keyhole saw is a long, narrow saw used for making small incisions that cannot be made with drills or auger bits due to size constraints. During the nineteenth century, these saws were referred to as a fret saw. There are typically two varieties of keyhole saw: the fixed blade type and retractable blade type. _

For more information see: R.A. Salaman "Dictionary of Woodworking Tools: c.1700-1970" (Newton, Connecticut: The Taunton Press, 1990), 425.
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