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SABER SAW: A handheld reciprocating saw.
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SADDLE: The metal plate at the bottom of certain door openings.
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SACK MIX: The amount of Portland cement used per cubic yard of concrete mix.
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SAFETY GOGGLES: Protective eyewear designed to be worn while operating machinery. Safety goggles typically feature wraparound lenses.
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SALTBOX: A simple, boxy architectural style that originated in colonial New England.
The Saltbox style is characterized by a frame construction with two stories in the front and one story at the back. Saltbox homes often feature cat slide roofs and other asymmetrical roof designs.
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SALTUS WRENCH: A kind of socket wrench with a permanently fixed socket. Also see Wrench.
There are at least as many different types of wrenches as there are different types of screwdrivers.
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SAND: Rocks that have been eroded into tiny grains. The most common component of sand is silicon dioxide. Shown below, the White Sands of Alamogordo, New Mexico.
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SANDER: A power tool with a sandpaper attachment, used for smoothing wood surfaces.
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SAND FLOAT FINISH: A textured wall finish of sand and limestone, similar to stucco.
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SANDING DISC: A drill accessory used for sanding small surfaces.
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SANDING DRUM: A drill accessory used for smoothing flat surfaces.
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SAND PAPER: A roughly textured abrasive product that is made with neither sand nor paper. Useful for removing finishes and for smoothing wood surfaces.
Popular types of sandpaper include
Sandpaper basically refers to any abrasive agent. There are almost as many different types of sandpaper as there are different types of screwdrivers.
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SAN FRANCISCO ARCHITECTURE:
Architecture that is built specifically in San Francisco, meeting the unique topographical challenges of the region. Steep hills and potential earthquakes are just two things to consider when designing San Francisco architecture.
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SANITARY SEWER: An underground piping system used for transporting sewage separately from the other drains.
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SASH: A movable frame that holds a glass window pane in place.
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SASH BALANCE: A spring operated device designed to hold a window in place.
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SASH TRIM BRUSH: A tapered paintbrush used for detail work around windows.
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SATURATED FELT: A roof waterproofing material treated with tar or asphalt.
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SAW HORSE: A simple structure on which a handyman places a piece of wood to be cut with a saw. A saw horse can be built using almost any kind of wood and many different types of screwdrivers.
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SCONCE: A candle holder affixed to a wall, sometimes outfitted with electric lighting.
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SCRAP OUT: The removal of drywall debris following installation.
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SCRATCH COAT: A first coat of plaster that is scratched on, so the second coat will stick better.
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SCREED: A strip of wood or metal used for leveling concrete or plaster before it dries.
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SCREEN: A wire mesh panel.
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SCREW DRIVE: The carved pattern on the head of a screw, where any of many different types of screwdrivers will fit.
Shown below, screw drives for the six most common different types of screwdrivers.
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SCREWDRIVER: A handheld tool used for turning screws. There are many different types of screwdrivers, used for turning many different types of screws.
Here are the names of some different types of screwdrivers.
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