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Forum topic by Rick M. posted 01-25-2013 06:20 AM 1530 views 0 times favorited 44 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2013 06:20 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor tablesaw safety

Safety features? Bah! In Croatia your brain is the only safety.

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#1 posted 01-25-2013 06:28 AM

Not for me thanks! That thing has run for your life written all over it!

It is just plain dangerous … go back 80 years or so and this could have been in the U.S. exept the saw would be made of wood and probably be driven by a water wheel or gasoline engine.

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#2 posted 01-25-2013 08:06 AM

I can think of about a hundred different ways you could get hurt with that thing.

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#3 posted 01-25-2013 01:29 PM

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#4 posted 01-25-2013 01:32 PM

I remember something very similar to that when I was a kid. They would set a saw like that up in the woods and cut saplings on it for stove wood. The only difference was they used a gas engine.

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#5 posted 01-25-2013 01:36 PM

Bondo, that was probably more like this. Very safe :-)

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#6 posted 01-25-2013 02:52 PM

Gee guys, where’s your “Tool Man Tim” sense of adventure? With a paintcan cut in half for a guard, and an old axe head for a riving knife, that could be a very useful saw!
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(just not in MY shop!) :0)

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#7 posted 01-25-2013 03:55 PM

Growing up, a farm down the road had an old circular saw that was powered by a tractor and they used it for sawing up firewood. It had a 4’ blade and was scary as hell.

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#8 posted 01-25-2013 04:01 PM

I used one saw like in the picture above, it was not bad as I did not hold the piece of wood by both ends (hands).
This kind of saw is very common backhome

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#9 posted 01-25-2013 05:13 PM

That saw was pretty common at on time for folks who burned firewood.

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#10 posted 01-25-2013 09:21 PM

I guess that makes me old. I used a 36” dia blade fastened to the front of the tractor with only on peice of 2X2 angle running down the left side of the blade. No fancy tip table.(the right side had to be left open so you could remove the blade.) I cut RR ties to length for burning in an outside boiler till about 12 years ago.

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#11 posted 01-25-2013 09:43 PM

I wonder if he could retrofit the table with a riving knife lol…..

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#12 posted 01-25-2013 10:51 PM

I bet you could mow through some 12/4 maple without much trouble on that puppy.. would probably go through the puppy too though.. I am not big on safety features, don’t have any on my saw… but that is beyond scary.. does it have a fence?... that one would send a whole sheet of ply flying through the air like a frisbee…. not for me thanks.. Papa

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#13 posted 01-25-2013 11:03 PM

Don, I Love that harvester in the background..

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#14 posted 01-25-2013 11:06 PM

Rick, Is this the size of blade you are looking for?

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#15 posted 01-25-2013 11:10 PM

“I wonder if he could retrofit the table with a riving knife lol…..”
i think he should retrofit it with sawstop :)

-- Joel

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