This in many cases is sufficient to hold the blade as firmly as is necessary and is all the means shown for ,that purpose in Fig. This I do by elongating the hole in the rear end of the saw-blade somewhat, cutting notches in its rear rounded end, and providing a projection 27 between the jaws of the blade-holder 17, which is adapted to engage with one of said notches.
The object of my invention is to produce a compass-saw the blade of which can be adj usted to extendiu any desired direction from the handle and so revolved that the cutting edge will face in any desired direction and the parts at the same time when adj usted and ready for use be so securely held in place as to be in no danger of being shifted by any strain which is likely to come upon them, as will hereinafter be more particularly described and claimed. ATKINS Sn COMPANY, OF INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, A CORPORATION OF INDIANA. SPECIFICAi LIOl W forming part of Letters Patent No. CAREY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Madison, in the county of Dane and State of Visconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Compass-Saws, of which the following is a specification.