(the tool) A saw, or the act of sawing, could represent:
- Division, separation, or destruction
- The process of dividing something into smaller pieces or sections, such as breaking down a problem in order to analyze it
- Splitting things apart, such as two people during the breakup of a relationship, or the parting of friends at the end of the school year
For more clues to meaning, consider the context, how the saw is being used, and how you feel about it.