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Too_Many_Tools
02-06-2010, 04:57 PM
I am interested in seeing the various Sears/Covel/Craftsman powered hacksaws and what they are mounted on.

I would also like to see what motors have been used to power this hacksaw.

Finally...has anyone put a variable speed motor on these saws?

Thanks

Too_Many_Tools
02-07-2010, 07:21 PM
So no one has any of these hacksaws? ;<)

Bob Farr
02-07-2010, 07:41 PM
Like this? It's mounted on some short cast legs and has a steel drip pan. I found it like this. Since these pictures were taken I added a better 1/2hp motor and a larger driven pulley to slow the strokes/minute down a bit. It works great.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/frankenglide/Hacksaw1.jpg http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/frankenglide/Hacksaw3.jpg

Too_Many_Tools
02-07-2010, 08:21 PM
Like this? It's mounted on some short cast legs and has a steel drip pan. I found it like this. Since these pictures were taken I added a better 1/2hp motor and a larger driven pulley to slow the strokes/minute down a bit. It works great.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/frankenglide/Hacksaw1.jpg http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/frankenglide/Hacksaw3.jpg


That's right.

Since the hacksaw was sold without a stand and motor, I would think a significant number of variations of mounts and motors would have been used.

I would also think some of the features of the stands would be transferable to the Chinese bandsaw crowd.

TMT

dp
02-08-2010, 12:26 AM
They all pretty much look alike - except mine is in pieces as I'm redoing all the bushings. It has nasty chatter.

Doesn't look this good yet: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=289029&d=1143222404

Too_Many_Tools
02-08-2010, 01:03 AM
They all pretty much look alike - except mine is in pieces as I'm redoing all the bushings. It has nasty chatter.

Doesn't look this good yet: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=289029&d=1143222404

I believe there are at least three versions of the hacksaw...and they are different.

I am interested in the stands/mounting choices/motors used since the hacksaw was sold without them...which should result in a custom setup for each hacksaw out there.

TMT

dp
02-08-2010, 01:09 AM
The stand mine mounts to looks pretty much like a saw horse made from angle iron. Not real elegant. It puts the saw about 24" above the floor so doesn't take up a lot of floor space. I'd have gone with a three legged bench of about the same proportions so as to prevent teetering.

There's quite a few examples that can be seen at Google Images if you wade through the unrelated links long enough:

http://images.google.com/images?q=craftsman%20power%20hacksaw&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi

The first link I posted is actually pretty nice if you have bench space available - even has a chip pan. They will creep on you, though.