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Forum topic by SCOTSMAN posted 05-27-2011 05:17 PM 1605 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-27-2011 05:17 PM

Well all 540kilos of it arrived yesterdaY (just over half a metric ton).Well not exactly true,two days before I went to the factory where it sat and dismantled the top cast iron and the sliding table to reduce weight anyway,I was worried that my two sons and I would have to take it apart completely and guess what? we had to remove every nut bolt and removable part and take it up to my shop in pieces we even had to remove the front door of the shop and trim to get the base shell in.I have with my sons help replaced a lot of the parts today.yesterday in taking it apart we bust a pillow block [plummer bearing assembly a loud snap and then pieces flying my fault I forgot to remove a small attached ring anyway anew one is ordered and underway. will keep you informed about the rest of the rebuild. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 05-27-2011 05:21 PM

HOORAY! I bet that’s a day you want to remember and forget, simultaneously. I can’t wait to see the build!

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

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#2 posted 05-27-2011 05:21 PM

Congratulations on the new saw. Enjoy the reassembly.

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#3 posted 05-27-2011 05:22 PM

Congrats on the new toy Alistar

It sounds like a big

job getting it

in place


it will be great in the long run.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-27-2011 07:37 PM

My main problem is that I have a large steep drive to contend with, then the saw had to be further dismantled then taken to pieces at the top of my driveway. The completely empty shell was put on a special stair climbing barrow which I bought a few years ago, it has to be taken round the side of my house to the back of my house ,then up a small flight of concrete stairs ,then up a grassy hill ,then turned round then manouvered through the doorway with nothing to spare.And then into my workshop through another larger doorway turned the right way up and re-assembled slowly including all bearings and leadscews two off rewiring the brake and the seperate switching unit which is on a long curly lead. All the best of fun .Now I have to bring up the cast iron top and sliding table and all the fences etc LOL all in a few days worth of fun Love you guys Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 05-27-2011 07:48 PM

pics or it didn’t happen! ;)
i would really like to see that beast

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#6 posted 05-28-2011 01:45 AM

Waiting for pictures. And make sure you got your help around when working on the heavy stuff, parts breaking is one thing, people is another.

But the hard work will be worth it, I am sure…........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#7 posted 05-28-2011 04:44 PM


It’s too bad you couldn’t have ordered it disassembled, but then you wouldn’t have had as

much fun, Maybe!

It sounds like you bought the best. I’ll be waiting for some pictures.

Here’s a Sketchup view of my cheap Ryobi BT 3000, it has served me well over the years. They came out with a new model that’s not as good.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 05-28-2011 08:22 PM

What is it?

-- He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

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#9 posted 05-28-2011 08:34 PM

I have a problem I have a three phase static convertor 7.5hp output 5.5kw power I converted it to rotary with adding another motor.The guys who sold me the newish saw told me mistakenly as he was genuinely anice guy that it had a 5.5 hp motor instead of a 5.5 kw which is much higher anyway, I can’t get it to run it just turns a few times and stops anyway my pal an electrician is coming over to look at it for me, on Monday. so fingers crossed my back is aching so I am off for a nice bathe been working hard all day here is apicture of the saw here, to give you an idea how it will look when completed with the new bearing I broke.LOL anyway will take pics later when all is cleaned up and running fingers crossed for me LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 05-28-2011 09:03 PM

Congrats on the new saw Alistar. I know what you are saying with a steep drive. I have the same problem here. The drive is steep, then it goes down hill around the house to my shop. Anytime I get anything thats heavy, I line up the neighborhood for help :-) Glad you got it in place….have some fun now !!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#11 posted 05-28-2011 10:24 PM

Yes but snowy your a reasonably good looking lad! surely you could just get all the women in the neigbourhood to come along and help.I even have to pay the red cross for help I’m so ugly LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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