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  • Doozer
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    Originally posted by Black Forest View Post
    Nice cut but why wouldn't you cut that out with either a plasma or o/a torch. At least the outside cut.
    Because machinist vs. fabricator.

    Never use a sheet metal screw when a machine screw will do.

    I hate that people always want to do thing the quickest, cheapest way.
    If it is your stuff, you want to make it nice. People that just slap things
    together think they are setting the world on fire, and just to the minimum
    to get things done. No pride. Like sloppy electricians and plumbers.
    They think their work is buried in a wall and no one sees it, so why
    be neat about it. Short cut city. Eff it, it's not mine is the modicum of the
    world. You don't have to screw the other guy to make a way for yourself.
    People have it all wrong. Nice neat electrical or plumbing (OR MACHINE)
    work does get noticed and does get you RECOMMENDATIONS to do
    other work, because neat work MEANS YOU GIVE A SHlT. It is nice to
    see neat work, because if nothing else, it means the tradesman took time
    on the details of the job, if the whole presentation of the job looks neat.
    Does it take a little more money and time to do a neat job? Yes sure.
    But it always pays dividends to have a reputation as someone who's
    work looks good.
    Torch cut or bandsaw cut tractor drawbar ??? A bandsaw is higher on the
    scale of precision and alters the thermal properties of the steel in NO way.
    It is classy to have a better cut on a part than a burned out part.
    It puts pride in your ride. It shows the world that you put forth the effort and
    expense to own a bandsaw in your shop because you value cut quality
    over speed and sparks. It advertises your capability to do precision work.
    It is a step above. Each job is a reflection of the man who did the job.
    People today are quick to forget that. Get the cash and get on down the road
    is most prevalent. It used to be, give them a little extra, and they will come back
    the next time. Crazy thought, right ??? Well it used to be the normal.
    Bandsawing a tractor drawbar represents all of the above.
    Some people don't explain it like I did. Most would say, You either get it or you don't.
    It is one of those values that you either live by or you don't. You don't just casually
    give effort sometimes. You give it all the time. Remember the saying, if a job is worth
    going, it is worth doing right ? It is a lifestyle choice. When I started my career
    in high school at a lawn and garden store, I would put together implements.
    Light duty fertilizers and roto tillers and stuff. When I first opened my toolbox
    that first day on the job, I had a decision to make. Do I use a pair of pliers and a
    Crescent wrench to do this job, or do I use a 7/16 wrench and a 7/16 socket and ratchet?
    That decision point was pivotal in my career to come. I chose to leave the pliers and
    Crescent wrench in the toolbox. That was 30 years ago.

    -Doozer
    Last edited by Doozer; 10-07-2021, 10:35 AM.

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  • Black Forest
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    Nice cut but why wouldn't you cut that out with either a plasma or o/a torch. At least the outside cut.

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  • epicfail48
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    Not familiar with do-alls, whats the deal with the chain and cable? Is that part of some feed mechanism you had to disable to make a freehand cut, or..?

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  • J Tiers
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    Really nice straight/clean cuts with that narrow blade.

    Mine don't look like that, but my little Atlas bandsaw has a 1/2" blade, and once that gets off-line, it plays heck getting it back on. Also would take a lot longer than 25 minutes for that cut!

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  • darryl
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    Nice to have machines that can do the job.

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  • Tundra Twin Track
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    More Doall Cutting

    Ended up with a cultivator that was in need of a rear hitch modification,cut the 1-1/4” Drawbar on my Doall Vertical.There’s been recent discussions on what blade to use,this was cut with a 6 tooth 3/8” .035 blade at 275 fpm.It took 24 minutes (with a short bathroom break in that time period lol!) to cut. Click image for larger version

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