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buzz saw
« on: April 03, 2011, 06:54:49 AM »
here is a good old home made aussie buzz saw, motor and gearbox from an old truck, dif on the bottom end, she swings anything up to a 48" blade.
 


this saw is still in use and is used everyday.

used for breaking down big logs to go onto there woodmizer or for cutting long beams.

in the pic he is making the first cut on a 40' spotted gum 10 x 8.

the blade will actualy spin on its axis at the diff so it will cut horasontaly.

there beasts to operate and have maimed many a man, and a few dogs.

there were a few commercially made models the most famous by mobilco used an enclosed driveshaft, other just had long V belts that twisted when you swung the blade over.



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Re: buzz saw
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011, 11:29:11 AM »
Amazing!

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Re: buzz saw
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2011, 11:38:15 AM »
 ;D  toys for real boys
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Re: buzz saw
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2011, 12:01:31 PM »
where's his chaps?
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Re: buzz saw
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2011, 04:01:00 PM »
i think is that blade came anyware near him, "i wish i wore chaps" would be the last thing on his mind.

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Re: buzz saw
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2011, 04:22:45 PM »
That is a real brute of a machine.  I'd love to watch it operate, but from waaaaay away.   :o
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Re: buzz saw
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2011, 06:32:30 PM »
   That is quite a tool. I like to see fabricated home built tools.
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Re: buzz saw
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2011, 08:31:52 PM »
OSHA would fudge their rompers,its irony but some of the most dangerous contraptions work the best. Frank C.
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Re: buzz saw
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2011, 09:56:04 PM »
bandmiller,never heard it put quite that way,  :D  but I would like to be there when they saw it run. Can you imagine the paper work that would generate?
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Re: buzz saw
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2011, 10:18:40 PM »
That's something from a Mad Max movie. The operator needs a leather outfit with spikes on his shoulders etc. And a gold tooth!
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Re: buzz saw
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2011, 10:30:34 PM »
Now I get it. That's just the grand daddy of a swing mill smiley_idea
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Re: buzz saw
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2011, 03:43:52 AM »
alot of them the bloke stands in frount of the saw insted of behind it

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Re: buzz saw
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2011, 04:14:13 AM »
Aaah Weisy, those were the days. There used to be quite a few blokes cutting sleepers for the railway with swing saws (as we called them then) but like the small sawmills, they are almost all gone now. What a diference 20 years makes...... :(

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Re: buzz saw
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2011, 04:22:54 AM »
yep and tehy did a good job and were quite safe is made and used properly.

my uncle got cut off at the knees when his son was trying to cut a tree down with one, kicked back.

you would be surprised how many of these saws are still running around the place, there are still some battlers out west.


things sure have changed and im sure its not for the best.

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Re: buzz saw
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2011, 06:32:53 AM »
Rig it to climb cut, get a really long log, and you have your own personal aircraft.  :)
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Re: buzz saw
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2011, 06:34:29 AM »
i could bet that the yanks wouldent have be brave enought to use aussie swingsaws

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Re: buzz saw
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2011, 06:50:34 AM »
You got that right- brave or not, I wouldn't even like to watch one of those in action, afraid to see Weisy's uncle mishap repeated.

Weisy: what did your uncle do when he all of a sudden found himself shy a couple leg parts?  Seems like instant death to me, but then, you guys south of the equator are pretty tough...   :) :)

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Re: buzz saw
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2011, 07:06:12 AM »
If his uncle is anything like Carl, he probably looked at the legs twitchin around on the floor and said, well we're almost finished felling this tree, be a shame to stop now, so come on mate get it finished!!!
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Re: buzz saw
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2011, 07:30:22 AM »
they got him to the hospital and he was fine, well as fine as a farmer could be without his legs.

i bet they finished that tree at some stage.


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