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Gary Max
10-04-2012, 3:44 PM
I just got her done this morning----our newest family member a Power Hacksaw. Power by a updated 3/4 Dayton motor with a custom built base.
She runs a 14 inch blade---- hopefully very true.

ray hampton
10-04-2012, 7:39 PM
tell me how it work soon , do you turn the power take -off ?

Gary Max
10-04-2012, 10:22 PM
I have new blades on the way--- if the postman doesn't get lost, they may show up this week still.

Keith Outten
10-04-2012, 10:30 PM

Your new saw is a real beauty.
How about sharing a few more pictures?

Bruce Page
10-04-2012, 10:34 PM
Gary, that is a cool old power hack. How is the feed controlled, is it hydraulic or mechanical? I agree with Keith, we need more pics!

Gary Max
10-05-2012, 7:27 AM
Blade tension is controled by a large spring---- you tighten the knob which applies more down pressure. I will take a pic of her working. I am missing one small part that holds the blade up while you load the saw but that really doesn't affect her working. These old saws are slow compared to my big metal bandsaw but I have a smaller job just for her. Right tool for the job----- :)

raul segura
02-26-2013, 8:29 PM
That is a beefy looking saw ! Coincidentally I was just looking at some on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5Tu_zoO828
Plans for sale if you email him, Not as nice as yours though. Do you think a clothes washer motor would work for this set up ? Very nice set up.

Dan Hintz
02-27-2013, 7:20 AM
Just when I thought I had seen every type of machine out there...

Gus Dundon
02-27-2013, 4:26 PM
That's a good looking saw. Looks like a porta band saw.!