Thread: home Made Power Hacksaw
29th Apr 2009, 08:38 PM #16
Frosty, may I have a copy of your plans please - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grahame, in the past I've looked into building a power hacksaw and came to much the same conclusion - it's slow.
Now I do however need to cut thicker pieces and I do'nt want to shorten the life of my cold saw blades, they're soooo expensive so it's back to the power hacksaw idea.
Mountpas, please keep me informed on your build and thanks for resurrecting the idea for me.
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3rd May 2009, 01:17 PM #17
21st Jul 2009, 05:42 AM #18
Thanks echnidna very useful. and did you get your plans Fluxcored?
21st Jul 2009, 05:19 PM #19
Yep, I got the plans. I nearly bought a hacksaw for cheap but the guy backed out of the deal at the last minute so I'm back to building one. Then I nearly succumbed to temptation and bought a cheap new bandsaw but decided against it when I saw the quality of the machine.
I've collected most of the material needed to build one and am currently busy putting together a stand for the saw out of scrap tubing. I'm short one large pulley but scheme that I can get away with one made out of wood for the time being - money is always an issue for me.
I bought a cheapo drill press just to cannibalise the pulleys for the saw but realise that with little modification the drill can be converted into a toolpost grinder for my lathe - not that I need one, mind you. And it's basically brand new so Chinese or not, it'll break my heart to dismantle it.
I'm buying or hope to buy the bearings next week and some steel to make the hacksaw frame out of.
So hopefully by the end of August, I'll have a running saw.
22nd Jul 2009, 05:33 AM #20
If anyone is a fan of Home Shop Machinist Magazine, their "Projects in Metal" edition of April 1995 carried a simple power hacksaw article authored by John Dean. Used a 1/6 th HP motor and two stage belt reduction for a very basic saw. I have the magazine, but would I go to jail for scanning and posting it here? The plans may be impossible to find otherwise.
22nd Jul 2009, 08:50 AM #21Cheers
If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly
22nd Jul 2009, 09:23 AM #22
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24th Jul 2009, 05:04 AM #24
24th Jul 2009, 07:44 PM #25
You'll probably have to wait a while - I'm not known for speed.
I was originally going to do a bigger saw but decided to do a smaller bench top model. I may scale it up at a later stage.
I'll send pics when I'm done.
22nd Aug 2011, 09:42 AM #26
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