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Forum topic by OSB posted 01-18-2017 09:29 PM 408 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-18-2017 09:29 PM

I am so excited and although this is a woodworking forum I have to say something.

I have found a cold saw for peanuts.

For those that don’t know, a cold saw is a super high torque gear reduction saw with a liquid coolant system for cutting metals.

Back in the day I used one just like it. It’s a German saw. At some point the shop decided to upgrade and add a Scotchman cold saw but I always preferred the old one except when the Scotchman’s vise let me do a weird miter that the German could not.

The downside to the saw I found is that it needs a blade. That is going to double my investment before I can start cutting…

New cold saws make cabinet saws look cheap.

I think this is the second best deal I have made in my life with a discount of around 90%. My best deal was a fused silica port hole for a piece of semiconductor processing machinery at a discount of around 99.5% but it needs a lot of grinding, expensive mirror coatings and the rest of a telescope before it becomes useful.


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#1 posted 01-18-2017 09:35 PM

My only question is; why would you use a cold saw on peanuts? Seems like a misuse of a really awesome tool. ;-)

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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#2 posted 01-18-2017 09:37 PM

You’ve obviously never had a frozen snickers ^

Nice score OSB … but I cant … uhm … see the pictures you posted of the saw. ;)

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#3 posted 01-18-2017 09:38 PM



You ve obviously never had a frozen snickers ^

- chrisstef

Touche!

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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#4 posted 01-18-2017 09:47 PM

I haven’t actually picked up the saw yet and I’m paranoid about that so no pictures for now.

There are so many frozen snickers out there, I can’t let someone swoop in and steal it from me.

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#5 posted 01-18-2017 11:47 PM

HAHAHA! Can’t wait to see it. How you planning on lifting it / moving it?

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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#6 posted 01-19-2017 12:36 AM

That is a good point about lifting it. That might be tricky. Looking for weights, it seems like some weigh 400 lbs but I think that is with a cabinet stand and their newer, bigger model.

It looks like it might be closer to 275 and if I can take off the base, that’s probably down to 225 or so and I can handle that.

I’ll have to bring a couple snickers.

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#7 posted 01-19-2017 12:38 AM

I’d bring a friend too. You putting it in the back of a pick up or on a trailer?

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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#8 posted 01-19-2017 03:23 AM

It’s going in my hatchback.

I have a friend that would help but he has a bad back which I wouldn’t want him to reinjure.

Worst case I’ll have to dismantle the saw in to more pieces.

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#9 posted 01-19-2017 11:37 PM



It s going in my hatchback.

I have a friend that would help but he has a bad back which I wouldn t want him to reinjure.

Worst case I ll have to dismantle the saw in to more pieces.

- OSB

Dude, I’ve carried a lot of crazy shit in my hatchback…including a 14 Powermatic band saw. ;-) Definitely post photos when you get it home.

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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