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PutnamEco

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#1 posted 1001 days ago

There were a few manufacturers that produced gas circular saws, The Homelite had their XL-100 which was probably the most common, I believe it was based on a chainsaw engine. Piston Powered Products produced their Super Saw, which IMHO is the best design of the bunch being very similar to a string trimmers engine that kept the weight down a reasonable amount. One of the earliest commonly produced would be the Comet by Tote-n Tool, that was part of a series of tools based on the O&R (Ohlsson and Rice) engine platform.

Homelite XL-100 vid
http://youtu.be/a7MMKloZc4U

a 1919 Oshkosh Eveready table saw
http://youtu.be/38_-Dcr6w68

Re: sandhill says:
I think I would use a generator I don’t see an plication where a gas powered saw would be of any benefit other than at a mill.

So which would you rather carry a three horsepower motored saw or a generator capable of powering a three horsepower motor and a three horsepower electric saw? Now think about building a house in the wilderness, where yours access is either by horse or ATV.

-- “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt


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