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A saw is a tool for cutting wood or other material, consisting of a blade with the edge dentated or toothed and worked either by hand or by steam, water, electric or other power.

According to Greek mythology, the saw was invented by Talos, the nephew of Daedalos.

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Portable saw

Types of Saws

Also see: lumber, timber, sawmill

SAW is also an acronym with several meanings