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08:05 Aug 1, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: ansägen
Ansägen is the production of the first notch when sawing.
Is there an equivalent English term?
TIA
Michael
Michael Scheidler
Local time: 05:19
English translation:see below
Explanation:
just some alternatives: making the first cut, starting the cut.
Depending on your application, possibly plunge-cut / plunge-cutting (im Sinne von einstechen).
HTH, Beth.
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Beth Kantus
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Local time: 23:19
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Thanks to everybody!
Michael
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Summary of answers provided
naTo give a cut with the sawNancy Schmeing
namake (start) a cut (with a saw)
Tom Funke
nasee belowBeth Kantus
nacorrectionDan McCrosky
nato notchxxxKristina M
na"to start"Dan McCrosky
nato notch
Nina Gettler


  

Answers


7 mins
to notch


Explanation:
I don't have a techn. dictionary handy, but *to notch* seems logical. And *notch* is used as a verb.

hth
Nina

Nina Gettler
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23 mins
to notch


Explanation:
I agree with the other answer; a double-check in my Landwirtschaft Forstwirtschaft Gartenbau dictionary gives "den Fallkerb (Schrot) anlegen (Baumfällung)" (which seems consistent with your description).

Kristina

xxxKristina M
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29 mins
"to start"


Explanation:
I think "to notch" is probably not right. I know we use "to notch" for the cutting of a wedge out of a tree before the main sawing starts to control the fall direction. Ernst gives "to give a cut with a saw" which is correct enough but unhandy to use. Langenscheidt gives "to saw into" which I prefer to Ernst. I have always said "to start" the saw cut. For example: "One has to start a cut by pilling the saw back." - HTH - Dan

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31 mins
correction


Explanation:
It should of course read "pulling" not "pilling". - Dan

Dan McCrosky
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53 mins
see below


Explanation:
just some alternatives: making the first cut, starting the cut.
Depending on your application, possibly plunge-cut / plunge-cutting (im Sinne von einstechen).
HTH, Beth.


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Beth Kantus
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Michael
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1 hr
To give a cut with the saw


Explanation:
Ernst. This encompasses several concepts and does not limit the word to any one aspect.

Nancy Schmeing
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1 hr
make (start) a cut (with a saw)


Explanation:
Ernst has it as "give a cut with a saw" but hereabouts they would usually say it as stated above. There is no single verb I know of in English.



Tom Funke
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