from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A body of saws set in one frame or on one spindle and acting simultaneously.
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A gang-saw is simply a series of straight saw-blades set in a vertical frame.
Whatever may be true of hand-saws, in machine-saws the tension method, as illustrated by the gang-saw and the band-saw, is steadily displacing the compression method utilized in the circular-saw.
She has fine exhibits in horology, electric and pneumatic telegraphy, and in tools, grain-mills, gang-saw mills, and machines for making paper bags.
A circular-saw or a gang-saw is each typical of a class of saws.
Having been stripped of the loose pieces of bark, the logs are grasped by another set of iron hands, lifted firmly to the carriage and passed to the circular or band-saw, which takes off the side slabs and squares them for the gang-saw.