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Tool reinvented as a winch (8)


I believe the answer is:


'tool' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'reinvented as a winch' is the wordplay.
'reinvented' indicates an anagram.
'asawinch' anagrammed gives 'CHAINSAW'.

(Other definitions for chainsaw that I've seen before include "powered device", "Tree-lopper's tool", "Timber cutter", "Power tool", "Powered cutter".)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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