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Forum topic by SCOTSMAN posted 06-27-2011 10:23 PM 1031 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SCOTSMAN

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06-27-2011 10:23 PM

Well we finally got the 590 kilo saw into the shop.It had to be taken to pieces as the layout of my woodshop is behind my house up a steep driveway and round the back of a large two story house then up a small flight of steps then doors removed wrangled into the shop front door through another set of doors you get the pictureLOL. Anyway it was fitted but I couldn’t get it to work the blade wouldn’t turn despite trying hard to under power . It worked fine at the sellers place so I knew it would be ok once checked out my a qualified electrical expert My best friend is just such a man and he did it all for me.To explain I don’t have 440 volt 3 phase but have a rotary convertor ,now this beauty is all of seven and a half horse power and takes a sixteen inch blade.Anyway there was a problem with the convertor and he tweaked it for an hour or so, and it now runs fine. to go back over what I just said needless to say once brought into the shop it had to be reassembled again as it was taken apart every nut and bolt including a 200 +pound cast iron top.I am curently working on an overhead guard which I am fabricating myself as they cost some of them over two thousand dollars on ebay ask me to show you them if you find this hard to believe.Anyway as soon as I get the guard finished I will take some pics and let you see my proud new aquirement and of course achievement. MY three sons and my nephew were marvelous and did all the work as I am not capable health wise of doing much . Will be soon in touch I hope your as pleased with the results as I am. Alistair

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


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SCOTSMAN

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#1 posted 06-27-2011 10:36 PM

see what I mean. The design I am making is more traditonal and larger read wider. Alistair

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CX550-Circular-Saw-Guard-/290305922826?pt=UK_BOI_Building_Materials_Supplies_Carpentry_Woodwork_ET&hash=item439794d70a

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

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 06-27-2011 10:41 PM

glad to hear you’re up and running in the shop. that guard looks very interesting. looking forward to seeing you saw all put together.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 06-27-2011 10:45 PM

Yikes, my saw isn’t even worth a 4th of that guard.

Enjoy your new saw, friend. Hope you have some fine new things to show us soon.

And I will be interested in your guard, but somehow, I suspect it will involve some custom metal work. Mine will be built in the next month out of plastic, aluminum extrusions from the hardware store, and possibly a little wood.

Here in my vacation home in La Conner WA, 10 days off from work. I will be blogging a silly misadventure or two, but no real woodwork here. Next trip down, I hope to buy a modest table saw, and build a few small sleds. Even less room here than in the shop at home, but adequate for some fun small stuff.

Alaska Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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SCOTSMAN

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#4 posted 06-27-2011 11:16 PM

Thanks Jim your a real gentleman ,and a dear friend. Take care paL kindest regards Alistair

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

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sedcokid

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#5 posted 06-28-2011 12:45 AM

Glad you have your saw working… It is always good to see a project come together. Take Care

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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mafe

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#6 posted 06-28-2011 01:52 AM

Wonderful the saw is up and running.
That price for a sawguard is …..
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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John Ormsby

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#7 posted 06-28-2011 02:07 AM

I think it is a very good idea to make the saw guard wider. They have a tendency to get pulled closer together with the blade and dust collector running. There might be a chance of the guard hitting the blade. My overhead guard is about 2” wide and I am glad it is that wide.
The wider guard will also allow one to use dado cutter heads if the machine is able to accept them on the arbor.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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Manitario

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#8 posted 06-28-2011 02:31 AM

I am highly impressed that you were able to get a 590kg saw as you put it ”...behind my house up a steep driveway and round the back of a large two story house then up a small flight of steps then doors removed wrangled into the shop front door through another set of doors..”
I look forward to seeing the complete guard, and the projects you’ll make with it.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Per Isacsson

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#9 posted 06-28-2011 06:59 AM

To move a 590kg saw is impressive and that far… Good job.
I as many looking forward to you solution for the overhead guard.

-- Per I

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 06-28-2011 10:13 AM

Sounds like it might have been easier to move the shop than the saw ;-)) Can you get big enough wood back there to warrant such a big saw? Glad you got it moved and up and runnig. Have fun and keep your fingers out of it !!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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