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#1 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted March 18, 2012 - 03:32 PM

I finally broke down and bought a replacement for my trusty hacksaw. The guy at the store said it would be way faster but it seems kinda heavy and awkward. I guess I'll get used to it! I never did figure out what the power cord was for. :confuse:

Anyways here's some pics

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Posted March 18, 2012 - 03:41 PM

Very nice Brian! I thought about one of those myself, but then a deal came up that I couldn't refuse!

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It's not as shiny as yours, but it gets the job done!

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Posted March 18, 2012 - 03:43 PM

I have a dropsaw like that, but mine is WAY WAY older then yours. I cant tell what the base of yours is made from, but mine is made of very thick steel and its very heavy.
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Posted March 18, 2012 - 03:47 PM

That is nice Brian, If you lived closer I'd borrow it and show you what the power cord is for! :bigrofl:
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Posted March 18, 2012 - 03:48 PM

Nice Steve! I really just need something to cut metal now that I'm taking up welding and want to make some stuff for the tractors. My days of hacksawing through 1/2"x2" strap are done. I've got tendonitis in my right elbow and it won't put up with that kinda abuse. The bandsaw is a different beast all together. No sparks for one thing! Maybe some day but I really don't have space for any more floor mounted tools right now.

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Posted March 18, 2012 - 03:50 PM

I have a dropsaw like that, but mine is WAY WAY older then yours. I cant tell what the base of yours is made from, but mine is made of very thick steel and its very heavy.


A dropsaw! Oh!! Now I get it. Your supposed to drop it. Now it all makes sense!
Seriously though, it's just a cheap made in China saw that is backed by a decent warranty. I won't be putting too many miles on it but it sure will be easier than the old hacksaw.
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Posted March 18, 2012 - 03:56 PM

I've got one of those and while it will sure cut steel. I don't use it much. I find it to be very noisey and burns the steel when cutting.
and leaves wicked burrs to grind off.
I'll eventially replace it with a band saw like Case guy pictured. They make a much cleaner cut
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Posted March 18, 2012 - 04:20 PM

I had one of those drop saws and it always cut crooked. I finally gave it away.
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Posted March 18, 2012 - 05:29 PM

Brian, good luck with the saw. Buy good blades for it and it won't try to cut crooked. Found that out the hard way. They can be a big help, just aim the sparks outside.
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Posted March 18, 2012 - 05:35 PM

Man that sure is easier than then the hacksaw, But watch the sparks cause they have Burned more than one shop. Proud you know what makes it run. Congrats
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Posted March 18, 2012 - 07:43 PM

I guess I'll get used to it! I never did figure out what the power cord was for. :confuse:


Thats not a power cord its a pull start. Make sure you get enough speed though.
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Posted March 18, 2012 - 07:43 PM

Mine cuts straight, and the burrs are only minor and can be broken off cleanly with a pair of pliers. I always take mine outside when I use it. I use it all the time.
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Posted March 18, 2012 - 07:56 PM

...My days of hacksawing through 1/2"x2" strap are done. I've got tendonitis in my right elbow and it won't put up with that kinda abuse...


I know what you mean there! I have something similar called Tenosynovitis. It affects pretty much every joint in my body.

I really don't have space for any more floor mounted tools right now.


:bigrofl: Neither do I! It takes up valuable tractor space, but if you refer to my first post, I would rather not be without it either.

I had one of those drop saws and it always cut crooked. I finally gave it away.


A good quality, sharp blade goes a long way to straightening up the cut. The other thing that plays into it is the feed speed. a nice, slow, steady cut will be straighter than a fast cut. It will also prolong the life of the blade.
The bushings on the drop arm being worn can be a problem too.
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Posted March 19, 2012 - 04:36 AM

Nice saw ,Brian.I have one something like it,only mine is a Makita.Watch out ,sometimes they like to track off a bit on the way down. Making for a non-square cut.
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Posted March 19, 2012 - 04:53 AM

Thanks folks for all the hints and tips on operating one of these babies. I guess I'll go out and buy a good quality cutting wheel for it to start with. I will be using it outside and using ear and eye protection. A slow cut would be what I would expect to work well on one of these. The cutting disk is too flexy to put much downward force on it.

Thats not a power cord its a pull start. Make sure you get enough speed though.


Pull Cord! Allright!! ...Next question, where is the gas tank?




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