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#1 tractormike OFFLINE  

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 08:41 AM

I had bought this buzz saw rig at an auction last spring for $15.00. It has self aligning bearings on the arbor shaft and the 24 inch saw blade had just been sharpened. I had to cut the frame apart and make it 3 1/2 inches wider and add some length to it. I got the flat belt along with it and had to shorten that by a couple of inches to make it work.
I am sure OSHA didn't approve the design but I think it has a pretty high cool factor. I have used buzz saw rigs in the past and have a pretty healthy respect for what they can do. I will probably built some shields for the blade and the belt pulley but for now it is up and running. I have 2 large dead oak trees to cut up this spring and will give this a work out then.
Here is a quick video of the first running of the saw.

YouTube - 1949 M Farmall with buzz saw rig

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 08:54 AM

Nice saw.
That puppy will get er dun.

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 09:22 AM

Looks good, Mike. The "M" sounds good too. Will be looking forward to a video of you doing some cutting!

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 10:13 AM

Nice!!!

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 10:24 AM

Yes, very nice. The video of the oak sawing will be cool too I'll bet. Thanks.

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 10:51 AM

Great job on saw, did you have a sliding platform for the wood?

Who is in this video, on the A/C and on the MF1655??

YouTube - ken, ducky

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 11:27 AM

OK, Who went and made me a movie star.:wave:
Can not get away with anything anymore.

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 11:27 AM

Very Nice Buzz Saw...,,Great Looking Farmall.....I Have a 32 inches Diameter Saw , Mounted on my '53 Farmall Super A , I just Love working that saw......I heat my house 100% with wood & it's my new (Old) favorite tool...I found the hardest part of setting it up to cut properly is the proper tension on the belt and the sharpening of the blade.I would highly recomend fabricating a shield for it, I put togeather 4 videos of the progress I made with mine from a piece of scrap to finish Restore , here's the last one. Best of luck with it, look foward to seeing more videos of her in action.
YouTube - Buzz Saw Saved From Scrap Part 4 With Farmall Super A

Edited by DanO, February 27, 2011 - 11:44 AM.


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Posted February 27, 2011 - 12:03 PM

OK, Who went and made me a movie star.:wave:
Can not get away with anything anymore.


Ducky, Is that you on the A/C or the MF1655 with the custom plow? Inquiring minds want to know !!!!:D

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 12:13 PM

Hey ducky, as your agent I get 10 % of the royalties from the video! :rofl2:Your Massey sure did a great job pulling that 3 bottom plow of Glen's.
The guy on the Allis is Ken. He and his son have a fleet of the nicest restored and modified Allis Chalmers garden tractors you will ever find.

Dano, thanks for posting your buzz saw video. Your rig looks to work real well and the Farmall handles it well. I don't have a sliding table on my rig, just a rest that you slide the wood on against the blade. I am going to build some shields for the blade and the flat belt pulley before I use it much but my goal for yesterday was to get the frame rebuilt and the rig up and running. The M is overkill for power for sure but I like the way the old girl purrs along and it didn't take to much to redo the frame to make it work.
I am guessing that the frame of the saw was made to fit a John Deere B maybe as it was quite narrow, 17 1/2 inches wide and the farmer at the auction had all John Deere tractors, although no old tractors were at the auction.

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 12:19 PM

Mike ,Thank you for posting your saw setup, very nice work. I didn't mean to steal your thread..Sorry

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 01:07 PM

That Massey pulled that 3 bottom plow like it wasn't even there :D :thumbs:

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 04:19 PM

Great saw rigs, wish I could find one of them made for the PK.
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