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Tabitha Babbitt (1779-1853)

Sarah Tabitha Babbitt (12 August 1779-10 December1853) is believed to have invented the first circular saw for use in a sawmill between 1810 and 1813. This account has been vigorously challenged as “Shaker propaganda” and we would appreciate further information. As a young woman, Tabitha Babbitt was a weaver in Harvard, Massachusetts. She used to…

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