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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2015, 09:36:01 pm »
Just curios how your going to feed lumber into this , by hand or build a power feed system. and some hold down rollers. you probably  know but them saws have some sever rideup and kick back.
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2015, 11:24:06 pm »
You sure get a lot of ideas and whip things up in short order.

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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2015, 05:00:43 am »
Just curios how your going to feed lumber into this , by hand or build a power feed system. and some hold down rollers. you probably  know but them saws have some sever rideup and kick back.

There should not be much rideup on a blade that is pulling down.
But I do want to put a power feeder and a Zero-max on the blade with the rollers.
I will probably also put a row of kickback teeth on it.
There is no way I want to get smacked with a board.
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2015, 09:20:37 am »
The ride up doesn't happen at the front of the blade. it happens at the back of the blade if the kerf tries to close up. installing a splitter helps and the kickback teeth are a must. But the saw can still kick a board back at the start of a cut before it reaches the splitter.
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2015, 12:13:21 pm »
The ride up doesn't happen at the front of the blade. it happens at the back of the blade if the kerf tries to close up. installing a splitter helps and the kickback teeth are a must. But the saw can still kick a board back at the start of a cut before it reaches the splitter.

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About the splitter. Is it better to have one the full lenght of the table behind the blade ?
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2015, 02:33:00 pm »
About a eight or ten inch tall one will work, dont know how a long one will work, it might. the reason i mentioned  about the kick back as i have been right next to a guy that got killed . when a flitch rode up and came right back into his chest. killing him, and another guy got crippled the same way.   so that said , a riving knife or splitter and anti kickback hold downs would be a good idea. just dont want my new friends getting hurt.
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2015, 06:16:08 pm »
I have contemplated something similar to this but using a large bandsaw instead. I missed an opportunity on a 36" industrial bandsaw a couple weeks ago. He wanted $130 for it.
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2015, 06:34:17 pm »
... I missed an opportunity on a 36" industrial bandsaw a couple weeks ago. He wanted $130 for it.
I need to move to Arkansas... ;) :D
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2015, 08:54:16 pm »
Safety will be addressed on this machine... I'm to old to get hurt...
And I really appreciate any and all ideas or suggestions.

Today I worked all day on the slide table. Looks like it will take at least another day of work just on that.
First picture the table is in... second picture it out. Third picture is the liner bearings.
Top of the table is not built yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 




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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2015, 08:58:09 pm »
Can anyone one tell me what this blade was used for or whats it's good for.
I'm hoping I can use it. It looks like it has negative angle or rake.

 

 

 

 
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2015, 12:07:56 am »
Looks like this might be a great blade for this spot.
I found this from google...

negative tooth angle to help prevent saws from self-feeding.

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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2015, 12:22:20 am »
I had one similar that my sharpener guy changed somewhat the last time he ground it.  I'm betting it was just for buzzing firewood too. I'd say it's for crosscut.
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2015, 12:43:05 am »
My best guess is those teeth originally looked like this. I can't imagine a saw filed like that cutting, just gnawing wood.
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2015, 03:13:53 am »
Good rendition of what the teeth may have started out like when saw was new.

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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2015, 07:23:07 am »
OP, please be extra careful. Saws like that scare the livin hell out of me due to that is how one of my grandpaws got killed. Piece of the blade broke off, hitting him in the head.

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« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2015, 09:27:29 am »
Well I'll let you all know how it works out. I'm going to give the blade a try.
I'm pretty good at sharpening things so if it work half way I think I can make it work...
I looks like it will be a few weeks before I get this thing done.
I got lots of work to do on it yet.
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2015, 12:43:29 pm »
Good rendition of what the teeth may have started out like when saw was new.
Every trim saw we had was this type of solid tooth saw. We had 25 - 30 of them. I could do a decent job of sharpening them. We had a saw filer that could make razor from those tips. I learned from him. He had Coke bottle bottom glasses, he filed by feel.
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2015, 01:33:04 pm »
I bought a brand new Foley-Belsaw Sharp-All, still in the case, 15 miles away from Craigslist last year for a fraction of the new price.  Durn it, I need to get that shop building up.  I've run out of room to store stuff.
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« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2015, 06:46:39 pm »
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2015, 03:41:04 am »
I picked up this Honda at the junkyard yesterday.
Started second pull. The only thing I found wrong with it was a oil soaked air cleaner.
Runs great. So for now it's going to be my power plant.

 

 
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