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Switchblade Saw

You know, for safety.
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A standard-sized crosscut saw concealed within a safety handle.

For sudden cutting situations that were unforesaw.

nihilo, Jun 22 2006

(?) folding saws http://www.silkysto...rdc=20&src=overture
[xandram, Jun 22 2006]

(?) Like this. http://www.highdesertco.net/pewter.jpg
Here's one. [nihilo, Jun 22 2006]

(?) Brought to you by a bastard. Bastards_20Incorporated
A bunch of them, actually. [nihilo, Jun 22 2006]

(?) OK, it's baked for astronaut survival...see #11 http://www.astronautix.com/craft/naz3.htm
[xandram, Jun 22 2006]

(?) Punning with scissors, saws, and other cutting devices. http://puzzles.abou...weekly/aa000609.htm
[nihilo, Jun 22 2006]


       These are very baked.[see link]   

       [saw link]
xandram, Jun 22 2006

       You mean like a folding camping saw?   

       "Ooo, I am just SO sharp!"
baconbrain, Jun 22 2006

       Try a google search for "folding saw". Too many results to pick just one.
Freefall, Jun 22 2006

       I'm not sure how "switchblade" got conflated with "folding". The blade is not intended to rotate out of the handle, but spring out directly. This is known as OTF -- out the front.   

       Try a google search for "switchblade OTF". Too many results to pick just one.
nihilo, Jun 22 2006

       Well, it would be pretty dangerous to have a big saw blade come "flying out" as a switchblade does, so if you want it to be that, I'll give it a fishbone.
xandram, Jun 22 2006

       It sure would. I'm selling the patent to Bastards, Inc. Then again -- if it's safe enough for cosmonauts...
nihilo, Jun 22 2006

       In the happy days of my youth, "switchblade" always meant a folding knife that opened with a button. Knives that popped out the front had a different name entirely, but I can't recall it--flickknife, maybe. Having to specify "OTF" makes it seem likely that the conflating has been to put OTFs in with the decent and honorable switchblades.   

       I have seen OTF camping saws, BTW.
baconbrain, Jun 22 2006

       [BB] A knife where the blade thrust out of the handle was a "Bloody Mary" when I was a little dilenquent
Galbinus_Caeli, Jun 22 2006

       **unforeseen** not "unforesaw". Or is that supposed to be some kind of a pun?
BJS, Jun 22 2006

       [bb] Where I come from, "switchblade" *generally* implies OTF rather than side-opening. My father has an EXTENSIVE collection (1000s) of knives, and switchblades are one of his bailiwicks. The majority of these are OTF.   

       I've seen Bigfoot. A whole herd of Bigfeet, actually. They were dancing and had cold fusion. Didn't get a picture, though.   

       [BJS] You've heard the old saw about horses and water. You look thirsty.
nihilo, Jun 22 2006

       I seem to recall that the "flick-chainsaw" was one of the frequently-recurring themes for proposed new items when I was an undergrad and everyone was trying to write their own MUD clone...
prufrax, Jun 22 2006

       I have no idea what you mean by "You've heard the old saw about horses and water. You look thirsty."
BJS, Jun 22 2006

       I'm thinking he means the cliche-- 'You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink'...... but one never knows for sure.....kind of like bad puns.
xandram, Jun 22 2006

       //Where I come from, "switchblade" *generally* implies OTF // Damn, the things I learn here on the Halfbakery. Thanks. Where I come from "switchblade" usually implied scary kids from the big city, so I'm going to admit my ignorance and shut up.   

       Unlike some people.
baconbrain, Jun 22 2006

       saw, n.
A familiar saying, especially one that has become trite through repetition.

       And all puns are bad, by definition.   

       [bb] Glad to hear it.
nihilo, Jun 22 2006

       [bb] Hey!!
Galbinus_Caeli, Jun 23 2006

       <whisper>Not you, [GC]</whisper>
baconbrain, Jun 25 2006


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