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Re: Leaf vac for sawdust removal
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2020, 08:11:43 AM »
Where is the guy that goes with that shovel?
The shovel person is not always a "guy".



 
  My customer here is doing a very nice job removing sawdust.  ;D



 
She could also stack lumber.



 
And then hop on the JD and bring me another Sinker Cypress log.  ;D
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Re: Leaf vac for sawdust removal
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2020, 09:22:40 AM »
Magican, I hope you were able to keep your concentration and didnt have any misscuts!

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Re: Leaf vac for sawdust removal
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2020, 10:15:07 AM »
   Maybe fairy tales do come true.
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Re: Leaf vac for sawdust removal
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2020, 10:25:34 AM »
A vac most likely would work .I have a tow behind with I think a 7.5 HP Briggs engine .Makes a real racket sucking up hickory nuts .It would suck up sawdust slick as a whistle .I did on one occasion manage to suck up a softball .The blower didn't like that .

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Re: Leaf vac for sawdust removal
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2020, 12:35:06 PM »
"Guy" is meant to be a generic term of non-specific gender to describe anyone who should be attached opposite the business end of a tool to make it accomplish work, but only while the tool is idle. Once said tool is known to be operated by a female, the non pejorative word of choice such as lady, woman, girl, etc., maybe used at your discretion.

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Re: Leaf vac for sawdust removal
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2020, 01:13:40 PM »
Jeep,

   You make a good point and raise a question in my mind "Why is it acceptable and generally proper, even if informal and casual, etiquette to refer to a male as a guy but many females tend to think calling them a gal is derogatory and insulting?"

Ted,

   Thanks for posting the pictures of the plastic totes. I think this is the one I saw and thought then it was ingenious in its simplicity and cost effectiveness. I would bet 4 long totes would be perfectly adequate for 90% of the sawing most of us do and 3 would likely cover 75% of our sawing. 
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Re: Leaf vac for sawdust removal
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2020, 07:14:57 PM »
Since my primary sawing is portable, the totes are a good solution for sawing on a customer's lawn or pasture where they might not want the sawdust.  

I do like the idea of the leaf vac for my log yard and semi stationary sawing site.  
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Re: Leaf vac for sawdust removal
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2020, 08:08:38 PM »
For a blower on mine I got an old industrial squirrel cage fan from a commercial building HVAC unit. I cut the squirrel cage off leaving the heavy steel circular plate that attached to the motor. I then cut 1.8" thick steel rectangles with a clipped corner that was oriented towards the intake center. Laid it out carefully and welded those blades to the plate, can't remember either 6 or 8 of them. I hooked it back to the motor and spun it by hand marking the side that was consistently up and put a little more bead there and repeated till I was satisfied it was reasonably balanced. I wasn't sure it would work but that was around 15-20 years ago and its still on the same motor. I did make it less deep than the original and moved that intake side of the scroll housing in so in my mind it was using less power than original. Diameter is suction pressure, width is volume on these fans. I also tightened up the cutout gap on the scroll housing bringing it a little closer to the blades. Too close and it just makes more noise with no improvement. 
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Re: Leaf vac for sawdust removal
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2020, 11:06:37 PM »
"Why is it acceptable and generally proper, even if informal and casual, etiquette to refer to a male as a guy but many females tend to think calling them a gal is derogatory and insulting?"


Because folks have gotten way too soft...
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