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Blog entry by gavinzagreb posted 03-11-2012 08:28 PM 1950 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought some folks out there might get a kick out of this.
Every year during the lead up to winter, these strange machines are seen driving around Zagreb and parked up in various areas. Even though this is the capital of Croatia, there are still a lot of people heating their houses with wood fires. You have someone deliver firewood in largest split logs, and then you have one of these guys come around to cut that wood into smaller pieces if you don’t have your own ridiculously large and unsafe homemade table saw to do the job.

Amazingly I have never heard of a traffic accident involving one.



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barecycles

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#1 posted 03-11-2012 09:24 PM

I want that!

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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ITnerd

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#2 posted 03-11-2012 09:47 PM

get that dang thing on Ebay – I need it in my life! I’m not sure which side/end/part I’d be more afraid to use. But it would be the last day I sat in Atlanta traffic. Ever.

-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 03-11-2012 09:51 PM

Man that thing is great. A redneck’s dream saw !!!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Francois Vigneron

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#4 posted 03-11-2012 10:39 PM

Now I wonder what came first : is it a saw mounted on a car, or a car build around a saw ? :)
But it sure gets the job done. Thanks for sharing that interesting piece of equipment.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#5 posted 03-11-2012 10:47 PM

That….thing has safety written all over it!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#6 posted 03-11-2012 11:38 PM

That gives a WHOLE new meaning to…...Cutting in & out of traffic!!!!

Thanks for the chuckle!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 03-11-2012 11:55 PM

I like the armrest. Bit of style:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 03-12-2012 01:44 AM

That’s just about the coolest tool I ever saw!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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redryder

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#9 posted 03-12-2012 07:14 AM

Is that the new SawStop everyone’s talking about…...............

-- mike...............

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gavinzagreb

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#10 posted 03-12-2012 09:17 AM

Here’s a more refined version.

and the circular saw version.

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gavinzagreb

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#11 posted 03-12-2012 09:19 AM

Trailer versions are also popular.

I’d really like to buy a trailer one and turn it into a bandsaw mill. One day.
Untill that day comes, I’ve been considering making some kind of universal clamp on resaw fence so I can just go to one of these guys and resaw logs with his machine. I’m a bit scared of them though : )

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#12 posted 03-12-2012 01:21 PM

Are you scared of the machines or the guys that are weird enough to build and operate them? They are
interesting looking machines, although the California Highway Patrol would have a bit of a problem getting
them to pass the safety and emissions test. I wonder where they get those big cast wheels for the saw.
Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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gavinzagreb

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#13 posted 03-12-2012 02:31 PM

I’m scared of the machines ! Some how the ones that drive around seem to be exempted from normal registration and safety tests.
The cast wheels must be made here somewhere. I see them at the flea market on occasion.

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#14 posted 03-12-2012 03:37 PM

I have to ask. Why wouldn’t you use a chainsaw to cut up the logs?

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#15 posted 03-12-2012 06:13 PM

Where there’s a will there’s a way. Good show.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com/

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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