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hoffman
08-23-2005, 07:34 PM
I had the chance to get an old #8 up and running today. Had to machine the wheels to keep the blade from jumping off and now I need to get the blade guides and feed clutch fixed up. That's one crazy feed mechanism on one of those things http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

This one is sold http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//frown.gif

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Paul Alciatore
08-24-2005, 10:18 PM
I have absolutely no idea what a Marvel 8 is but I just hate it when no one responds to my posts. So I am responding before this gets exiled to page 2.

It sounds like a challenging restoration. Keep up the good work. And if you have an extra minute or two, say a word or two about what the Marvel 8 is. I would like to know.

Paul A.

hoffman
08-24-2005, 10:32 PM
Here's a link to a pic of one:

http://www.lakeshoremachinetool.com/photos/20348.jpg

It's interesting because the whole wheel/blade assembly moves while the table remains stationary. The whole she-bang can be tilted in either direction for angle cuts. I did a cut on it when I first powered it up and it ripped right through 1/4 plate like balsa wood...

I have heard of Marvel saws for years but this is my first experience with one.


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Herm Williams
08-24-2005, 11:35 PM
It is now Armstrong Bloom, outstanding saw.
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andy_b
08-25-2005, 10:37 PM
what would be the reason for a saw like that, and how does it cut? it looks like the saw moves the blade in the wrong direction (perpendicular instead of parallel).

andy b.

Paul Alciatore
08-26-2005, 08:21 PM
Neat saw. So it is basically a band saw with a serious table? Is the blade facing the front of the picture or the side?

Paul A.

Russ H
08-26-2005, 08:46 PM
The one we had at work had guides to turn the blade, or twist it. Similar to the H/V saws most HSMs seem to have.

Blade was twisted 90 degs so teeth faced front of saw.

Great idea when you want to cut 4 ft long pcs from a 24 ft pc.

Russ H

hoffman
08-26-2005, 09:52 PM
The blade makes a 90 like the H/V most of us have. The operators position is standing with the hand wheel to the right of him/her. When the feed is engaged the whole roller/blade carriage moves towards the operator. the hand wheel moves the carriage. Seems like the travel is about 2 feet.

The feed mechanism just elegant simplicity using regular tapered corks and a weight for the clutch. I'm going to finish it up on sunday so I'll post some pics that'll explain it better. It really is cool

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