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Forum topic by SuperCubber posted 06-29-2015 03:06 AM 817 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-29-2015 03:06 AM

I have two of these old circular saws that were given to me. They aren’t very comfortable to use and not very accurate, but I don’t want to just toss them. Are the motors good for anything else? Maybe a disc sander, or home made lathe project (obviously I would have to gear down the motor)? Are they actually 1HP motors? If so, are they useable for a bandsaw motor upgrade?

Thanks,

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine


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#1 posted 06-29-2015 03:19 AM

Not unless you want a really loud motor.

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#2 posted 06-29-2015 03:23 AM



Not unless you want a really loud motor.

- TheFridge

My thoughts exactly….

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#3 posted 06-29-2015 03:29 AM

I’ve got that exact saw in my shop that my wife’s grandma gave to me. I don’t want it, but I couldn’t say no. She thought it was a great thing. I wouldn’t think it’s worth much. Hard to adapt it for anything. I can’t believe there’s a horsepower there. Kind of like the old craftsman saws that said 3 hp. Do you want mine?

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#4 posted 06-29-2015 03:45 AM

Haha… Thanks guys. It IS loud. That’s for sure.

Oh well, thought I would throw it out there.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#5 posted 06-29-2015 05:03 AM

Make a couple of third-world table saws.

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#6 posted 06-29-2015 06:14 AM

honestly you can get a much quieter motor off craigslist for not very much money ($60-80) and they will be much easier to adapt for just about anything since they will use standard shafts and pulleys

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#7 posted 06-29-2015 06:45 AM

No…. No wait! I have an idea, throw it in the ocean.
The water will shortly dissolve the iron, copper, and aluminium but while that is happening the housing will be home to small fish and critters. Win, Win.

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#8 posted 06-29-2015 11:05 AM

Goodwill.

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#9 posted 06-29-2015 11:38 AM

Save it for times you need to cut stone or steel with the appropriate blade. Or as a demolition saw.

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#10 posted 06-29-2015 12:33 PM

Perhaps it canbe used for a shop built buiscuit joiner like the one Stumpy Nubs made..?

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#11 posted 06-29-2015 12:56 PM



Save it for times you need to cut stone or steel with the appropriate blade. Or as a demolition saw.

- dhazelton


Make a couple of third-world table saws.

- RobinDobbie

I’ve thought about both of those and I’ll probably throw a masonry blade on one. We’ll see.

Thanks!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#12 posted 06-29-2015 01:00 PM

Sell on Craigslist and use the money to purchase something useful.

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#13 posted 06-29-2015 01:05 PM

Some good suggestions….I have an old one I use with an abrasive blade. I would never do that with my green one.

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#14 posted 06-30-2015 12:00 PM

I had a Ryobi which was great when new but the sole plate was so thin it warped over time and wouldn’t cut straight. I used it for cutting cement hardiboard siding. I would not want the amount of dust generated to be anywhere near my Makita Magnesium. Having a beater that you don’t care about is a good thing.

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#15 posted 06-30-2015 02:27 PM

Look in the background of this photo

That be an all metal Sears Craftsman 7-1/4 circular saw. Runs great,saws as stright as the operator guides it. Also have a Skil Home Shop saw, with the metal case to go with the all metal saw. 6” blade is about right to cut plywood.

Maybe adapt the arbor on your saw to hold shaper cutters? Hang the saw arbor up in a cabinet, and add the required parts for a 1/2” shaper. Would need to wire the switch to stay “on”, and set up another switch to turn it on and off outside the cabinet…

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