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steve herman
03-11-2015, 02:11 AM
this is on craigslist close to were I live. used one in the first machine shop I worked in.

Rosco-P
03-11-2015, 08:12 AM
Did you buy it? That's an obscene price for a power hacksaw. Paid less than that for my Johnson mod. J bandsaw.

Seastar
03-11-2015, 08:27 AM
That's not obscene when you consider the old cool factor.
I would buy it if I werent 2000 miles away.
Bill

metalmagpie
03-11-2015, 09:41 AM
I'm not convinced old power hacksaws are worth the floor space. I used one for awhile at a trade school. They are slow compared to a horizontal bandsaw. There is a reason they aren't used much. I agree - that price borders on the ridiculous. I would think $75 would be about right.

metalmagpie

steve herman
03-11-2015, 01:02 PM
Didn't buy it, but thinking about it, glad I posted to get some input on price.

Steve

Rosco-P
03-11-2015, 01:34 PM
That's not obscene when you consider the old cool factor.
I would buy it if I werent 2000 miles away.
Bill

There was one for sale in your neck of the woods (< 25 miles from Indie) last month. Must have missed it.

bruto
03-11-2015, 02:40 PM
I had one of the very earliest Star hacksaws, probably a good 50 years older than that one, and it worked moderately well but with little precision. Mine was an older design with a movable counterweight on an arm, but may have shared with it a tendency to wear in ways that are not easily compensated for. It also did not lift on the back stroke, and was quite critical as to rotation direction and counterweighting.

It was very cool looking, and made a fine sound, but in the end I gave it to a museum.

thaiguzzi
03-11-2015, 11:28 PM
Power hacksaws in very good mechanical condition still fetch $2-300 in the UK.

Doc Nickel
03-11-2015, 11:40 PM
... Did you take a photo of a printout of a Craigslist ad in order to post it...?

:D

Doc.

steve herman
03-11-2015, 11:58 PM
Yes, I don't know how to post it other wise.

Steve

oldtiffie
03-12-2015, 03:38 AM
Like this?

http://Corvallis.craigslist.org/tls/4925183607.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00Z0Z_kyJwdLs6uYG_600x450.jpg

oldtiffie
03-12-2015, 03:43 AM
In my opinion its worth what you or any one else - for any reason - is prepared to pay on the day and it will only be yours if the vendor accepts your offer.

oldtiffie
03-12-2015, 03:47 AM
https://www.google.com.au/?gws_rd=ssl#q=old+saw

projectnut
03-12-2015, 09:29 AM
If you think that saw is expensive take a look at what they're asking for these:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Business-Industrial-/12576/i.html?_from=R40&ghostText=&_nkw=power+hacksaw&_sop=3

I've used several over the years and they definitely do have a place in the shop. Band saws do a superior job on many things, but the power hacksaw does a great job of cutting tough materials. At work we used a Racine saw to cut bars and blocks of Inconel. The band saws couldn't go slow enough, or run for the extended time needed to cut through an 8" round.

I'm still looking for a Racine power hacksaw for the shop. Most in good running condition are going for between $500.00 and $1,000.00. That's more than I want to pay considering it won't be used on a daily basis.

Rosco-P
03-12-2015, 09:44 AM
I'm still looking for a Racine power hacksaw for the shop. Most in good running condition are going for between $500.00 and $1,000.00. That's more than I want to pay considering it won't be used on a daily basis.

Must it be a Racine? Here's a Marvel: http://muskegon.craigslist.org/tls/4916070204.html

steve herman
03-12-2015, 07:26 PM
Going to look at this saw Friday, would any one know if this model lifts on the back stroke?
Steve

bruto
03-14-2015, 12:02 AM
Here's a picture of the one I had. This one did not lift on the back stroke, but when the counterweight was correct, and the rotation correct, it would unload on the back stroke, and actually cut rather well. Unfortunately, as you might notice, there's no convenient way to compensate for wear, and not surprisingly it got a little sloppy after a hundred years or so.

Mine also took a blade shorter than common power hacksaw blades, so I had to cut and punch a blade to fit.

It was, however, great fun to run and watch if you don't have a shaper for entertainment.

http://oldtoolheaven.com/history/historyimg/powersaw.jpg

steve herman
03-16-2015, 12:23 AM
I bought the saw, 200.00, I think there are some things missing No adj. weight and it is chain driven, runs pretty fast, not sure what a good speed would be? I'll take some close up pix and post them.

Steve

steve herman
03-17-2015, 01:23 AM
Some close ups
http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy126/steveherman/001_4.jpg (http://s784.photobucket.com/user/steveherman/media/001_4.jpg.html)
http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy126/steveherman/a617749b-cc31-489e-8f96-d81154e1f02a.jpg (http://s784.photobucket.com/user/steveherman/media/a617749b-cc31-489e-8f96-d81154e1f02a.jpg.html)
http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy126/steveherman/002_5.jpg (http://s784.photobucket.com/user/steveherman/media/002_5.jpg.html)