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, de-
pending on the purpose.
Before using, inspect the tool. Do not use any dam-
Using clamps or vises, steady or secure any loose
aged or broken saw.
material to be cut.
Store all tools in their proper places when not being
Do not allow pointed or edged tools to lie around
where they may injure someone.
Wear proper eye protection when using any saw.
Be careful not to allow the fingers or other parts of
Do not throw or drop any tools. If a saw is dropped,
body to get in the line of cut.
inspect immediately before reusing.
Do not use a tool for any purpose other than that for
which it was designed.