TYPES AND USES - Continued
The compass saw is slightly larger than the keyhole
saw. The teeth are so arranged that the blade can
easily be turned for cutting curves or holes. As with the
keyhole saw, the compass saw will vary in size
depending on the design and purpose.
The hacksaw is designed to cut almost any size or
shape of metal object. The hacksaw uses two types of
blades, hard and flexible. The type of blade used
depends on the nature of the task. The blade is held to
the saw frame by pins that fit into small holes at each
end of the blade. Blade tension is adjusted by a screw
and wingnut assembly at either the nose or the handle
end of the frame. The hacksaw comes in various
designs, depending on the purpose.
Before using, inspect the tool. Do not use any
aged or broken saw.
Store all tools in their proper places when not
Wear proper eye protection when using any
Do not throw or drop any tools. If a saw is
inspect immediately before reusing.
Using clamps or vises, steady or secure any
material to be cut.
Do not allow pointed or edged tools to lie around
where they may injure someone.
Be careful not to allow the fingers or other parts
body to get in the line of cut.
Do not use a tool for any purpose other than that
which it was designed.