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Re: saw rig
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2014, 06:36:21 PM »
I think I have two flat belt pulleys have three buzz saws gonna fix up one of them if you need one let me know will go measure them
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« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2014, 05:37:23 AM »
Can anyone tell me if there are any companies in the US or Canada that make new Buzz saws, I am having a hard time finding anything thats not from China or the UK.

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« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2014, 05:51:18 AM »
Can't tell you about newly manufactured ones Jason, if there are any.  But if you check auction zip with saw rig, buzz saw or cut off saw as search words its pretty easy to find the original old ones.  Most of the time, rurally anyway, they go pretty cheap.

Back to the topic of setting the teeth, though not technically the "correct" way to do it, I usea four pound two-face hammer as an anvil and set every other tooth with a small ball pein. Then flip and do the other side... That the way I learned as a kid and have been doing it for years.  Seems to work ok as you are just cutting firewood or sharpening cedar fence posts. 

An old buddy gave me a spring loaded manual saw-set that takes up to 36" diameter, but its not been put to use yet.  The teeth are quite soft and easy to set with a light tap.  After a few it just comes natural...

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Re: saw rig
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2014, 08:49:10 PM »
I want to thank all of you for the Ideas :)
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« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2014, 09:10:35 PM »
Can anyone tell me if there are any companies in the US or Canada that make new Buzz saws, I am having a hard time finding anything thats not from China or the UK.

Thanks

I have a flyer I picked up quite a while back for a model 250 WOODSMAN SAW manufactured by: D. H. Welding at 459 Valley Road, Quarryville, PA 17566-9345.  Tel. 717-806-0129.
If you contact them I'd like to know if they sell to the general public and also if they ship.
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« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2014, 02:39:42 AM »
I want to apologize to the original poster for invading his post and I also want to thank everyone who responded to my question.

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« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2014, 05:11:30 AM »
jason6586,welcome to the forum.
I don't see you did anything wrong.  ;D  Stick around and we'll put grits into a thread and watch where that goes.  :D
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« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2014, 09:44:19 AM »
The GRITS war will be back sooooon ;D
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« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2014, 02:00:25 PM »
It's never far away from my things to do around my place. I have elite force that is armed and fortified to strike at a moment's notice. They are on call 24/7.
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Re: saw rig
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2014, 04:10:27 PM »

I was giving consideration to running (4) v-belts, but I didn't know what to expect with 4 individual belts straddling the crown in the flat pully on the sawblades shaft

I have a 3 groove pulley on my motor and I run 2 v-belts on the outer two grooves. This centers them on either side of the crown. If I had your set-up and wanted to try v-belts I'd just use the outer grooves.

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« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2014, 07:45:47 PM »

I was giving consideration to running (4) v-belts, but I didn't know what to expect with 4 individual belts straddling the crown in the flat pully on the sawblades shaft

I have a 3 groove pulley on my motor and I run 2 v-belts on the outer two grooves. This centers them on either side of the crown. If I had your set-up and wanted to try v-belts I'd just use the outer grooves.

So simple, and I didn't even think of it... doggone.  It should work like a champ.  Two will surely provide ample friction. 

When you say 'motor', is it an electric motor or gas engine and how many ponies is it?  My little Kubota is 16hp, but the rig works equally well on an 8n, 800 Ford or 1010 John Deere with the extended pto receiver.

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« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2014, 03:33:08 PM »
My bad, "Engine". Mine is a 10 HP Tecumseh engine from a snowblower. It has a 110v electric start option on it to boot!

My father-in-law's saw is powered by a 7 HP Tecumseh.

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« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2014, 07:44:30 AM »
I'am a little late to this fray but over the years I've owned about three cordwood, buzz saws or what ever you want to call them. They work well but are dangerous. They are most usefull for small long stuff cut for short stovewood. You have to lift what your going to cut and that's a back breaker. They came into being before chainsaws and were a god sent for the oldtimers. If you cut a lot of poles into stovewood they will be a big help. If your feeding big stuff just cut with the chainsaw and save your back. Most buzz saw blades I've seen are not sharpened properly and require a lot of pushing to get them to cut. They are a crosscut tooth and require no hook, the face of the tooth should be inline with the arbor hole. Tooth set is important to prevent binding. Frank C.
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« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2014, 05:18:47 PM »
We have been using a Woodsman pto buzz saw for a few years now.As Bandmiller said it is excellent for kitchen stove wood.It demands respect or you will get hurt.I sent our blade to a saw shop in Henniker N.H.,He did a great job of sharpening,setting and joining the teeth.He has some amazing sharpening equipment that was imported from Germany.Fun to watch,he was @ the logging expo in Essex JCT. Vt.a few years back.
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« Reply #35 on: November 03, 2014, 09:30:32 PM »
I'm getting all the parts together to make it work. I hope it will cut the hardwood slabs ok.
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« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2014, 07:15:55 AM »
Peter, it will be just the thing for slab, oak or otherwise. Frank C.
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« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2014, 05:53:56 PM »
I spent my first 29 years in Franklin.There were lots of cordwood saws in use in the 40s,50s and early 60s.Most were powered by Model A Ford engines.John Henry and his wife sawed wood for people with a Model A  powered.Never knew anyone hurt by cordwood saws but know plenty of men cut by chain saws.My dad bought a small cordwood saw from Sears for 85.00.Came with a 3hp B&S engine.We sawed a lot of wood with that rig.I have the saw here in Maine, used it with a 2hp electric motor and a 6hp robin engine.I bought a Ford tractor and a PTO shaft driven cordwood saw.As for lifting big wood I never cut saw logs for firewood.I can machine sharpen the 30 inch blades.Not much demand for cordwood saw sharpening these days.Cordwood blades are center pitch and require setting to half the thickness of the saw plate.The teeth have a 5 degree face and top angle.I have some ash logs ready to mill but a 15 inch snow fall stopped that.

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« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2014, 08:27:44 PM »
36 Coupe, was it Franklin Ma. or NH you  grew up in.?? My most usefull buzz saw was mounted on the front of a JD "B" and driven from the clutch pulley. The most interesting buzz saw was free standing and powered by an old IH 6hp make and break engine. My dad was real nervous the first one I got, when he was young him and his friend went into the woods to help the kids uncle. They found him dead the arbor was just lagged down with wood screws it hung on a piece, broke free and climbed right up the front of him. Frank C.
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« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2014, 08:31:00 PM »
What model 6 HP Frank? An M is throttle governed, so it must have been a more interesting model. Was it a Famous or a Titan?
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