LumberJocks

ANGLE DRIVE TILT

  • Advertise with us
Project by kiefer posted 1210 days ago 4743 views 13 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Angle drive system i came up with make tilting the saw a lot easier as both hand wheels are at front of the saw, no more reaching under the saw and crouching down to tilt the blade .

The tilt mechanism was a easy inexpensive build with a piece of hydraulic hose and 2 flange bearings in a wood block coupled to the shaft ends of the saw and hand wheel with roll pins.
I build the hand wheels previously for this modification and i am very happy with the end result

kiefer

-- Kiefer 松





21 comments so far

View tswoodwizard's profile

tswoodwizard

104 posts in 1289 days


#1 posted 1210 days ago

Nice touch Kiefer; It sure adds a nice look to the saw. Now of course you need to make the rest of the unit match what you added, LOL.

-- Tim B. Sweely Elizabeth, Illinois, timsweely@yahoo.com -------- My potential is limited only by my emagination.

View Tinnocker's profile

Tinnocker

105 posts in 1599 days


#2 posted 1210 days ago

Great job! I love the handles, I might have to make some for my self!

-- Ted, Browns Mills, NJ http://www.twhgrafx.com/blog/ Darn! I cut it 3 times and it's still too short! I get ideas for things that I can make to make things easier for me to make!

View Don Johnson's profile

Don Johnson

604 posts in 1379 days


#3 posted 1210 days ago

Very smart and effective.

But, I have to ask (even if you’ve answered before), ‘cos I wonder every time I read one of your posts – why always UPPER-CASE bold text ?

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

View granite's profile

granite

26 posts in 1218 days


#4 posted 1210 days ago

Clever fix Keifer! Beautiful handles, Well done.

-- "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green

View sras's profile

sras

3780 posts in 1727 days


#5 posted 1210 days ago

Nice! I lilke the idea of relocating the tilt handle. It should free up room for a cabinet under the extension table.

Does the hydraulic hose twist up at all? It seems like it might do this, but I guess all that happens is the handle springs back a bit. I suspect the blade tilt stays right where you put it. Have I got that right?

Again – neat idea and I like the custom touch of the wooden handles.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View kiefer's profile

kiefer

2945 posts in 1265 days


#6 posted 1210 days ago

no the hose does not twist up and no spring back
it was one of those ideas that came by looking around in a farm supply store
i was looking for a angle drive of some sort and thought of using a cheap angle grinder stripped down
the handwheels look good but as Tim says i need to trim up the rest of the setup

thanks guys
kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

View sras's profile

sras

3780 posts in 1727 days


#7 posted 1210 days ago

Thanks for the reply kiefer. Makes sense as hydraulic hose is quite stiff. Might have to do this one…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View itsmic's profile

itsmic

1419 posts in 1717 days


#8 posted 1209 days ago

Very ingenious, looks pretty cool, I am just learning some of the engineering, it is real helpful having these insights, generates new ideas, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

View dub560's profile

dub560

606 posts in 1511 days


#9 posted 1209 days ago

who says that you can’t mix pleasure and work together

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

View Dennisgrosen's profile

Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1713 days


#10 posted 1209 days ago

thank´s for the update
they deffently makes a big different on the saw :-)

take care
Dennis

View Sodabowski's profile

Sodabowski

2001 posts in 1431 days


#11 posted 1209 days ago

Leet pr0n. Luv’em. Gotta make me some for a future TS ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

View kiefer's profile

kiefer

2945 posts in 1265 days


#12 posted 1206 days ago

here is a little update on the project
the crank mechanism got very stiff in the last couple days and i thought it was the hose i used had developed
a set but it turned out the wooden bearing had gotten very stiff
so off to the store i went and got a 2 pack of 1/2” flange bearings and installed them in the existing wood block and the result is fantastic never turned this easy with the wooden bearing
i guess the grease i used swelled up the wood causing the stiffness

kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

View sras's profile

sras

3780 posts in 1727 days


#13 posted 1206 days ago

Thanks for the update keifer

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View Don Johnson's profile

Don Johnson

604 posts in 1379 days


#14 posted 1206 days ago

Ermmm!

Regarding: i guess the grease i used swelled up the wood causing the stiffness

At my age, some of that grease might be useful ! ;-)

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

View kiefer's profile

kiefer

2945 posts in 1265 days


#15 posted 1206 days ago

thats not the type of grease i used lol
but now you got me concerned about what kind of grease is on the ball bearings
i will keep you guys posted
(it also may be caused by cherry!)

kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

showing 1 through 15 of 21 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase