PDA

View Full Version : A bigger hacksaw



Tom Bender
01-04-2018, 8:41 PM
Woodworking requires a fair amount metal working. Cutting metal would be easier with a bigger hacksaw. I've been thinking about making one with a blade 16" long and 3/4" wide. I should be able to get a nice selection of blades from a bandsaw blade supplier. Any suggestions on the frame would be appreciated.

Walter Plummer
01-04-2018, 8:59 PM
You could probably start with a meat saw frame like this. https://www.waltonsinc.com/equipment/saws

Marvin Hasenak
01-04-2018, 10:45 PM
Look at powered hacksaw blades. I made a bowsaw and used them for the blade. I beleive most use a 17" blade, or they did when I made mine.

Tom Bender
01-06-2018, 9:37 AM
Thanks Walt,
I will order one of those.

Art Mann
01-06-2018, 1:14 PM
I have found that the easiest way for me to cut metal is to use a Sawzall with a long hack saw blade.

Rod Sheridan
01-09-2018, 2:10 PM
I have found that the easiest way for me to cut metal is to use a Sawzall with a long hack saw blade.

I've found the easiest method is a horizontal metal cutting bandsaw.................Rod.

Art Mann
01-09-2018, 4:06 PM
There are lots of people who have recip. saws. It took me a while to realize this is often a better option than using to a hack saw. I was hoping my experience might help some dummy like me. On the other hand, not very many people have a horizontal metal cutting band saw at their disposal and the ones who do probably don't need anyone to suggest it.

Bill Dufour
01-10-2018, 1:09 PM
power hacksaw cn be had for pretty cheap these days. less then a bandsaw and blades are cheaper.
Bill

Doug Walls
01-12-2018, 12:36 AM
I took a tree trimming bow saw & a piece of an old band saw blade to make a larger hack saw.
Not my idea, Got it from a metalworking/welding site.

Doug

Bill Dufour
01-13-2018, 2:53 PM
You could use a drag saw with the teeth formed for metal cutting.
Bill D.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC0ym8B3zWg

julian abram
01-19-2018, 10:15 PM
I've found the easiest method is a horizontal metal cutting bandsaw.................Rod.

Bingo! Horizontal bandsaw cannot be beat.

Kevin Beitz
04-29-2018, 8:34 AM
I have all the cutting tools... What I use most is 6"cut off wheels.