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    Going through the different suppliers of machines on the net i came across the "Arc-Euro-Trade" site.

    They list a Power Hacksaw they sell, and wondered, is this saw sold anywere in America, as i have never seen a listing for a Power Hacksaw in any of the N. American catalogs etc.??

    Don,t need the saw, i was just curious if a Power Hacksaw was being sold in American machine/tool distributors.?

  • #2
    Sorry I cant help beyond saying that I would seriously doubt it. I cant recall the last time I saw a power hacksaw in a professional shop. They are even more scarce than shapers in industry IMHO.
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    • #3
      That's funny yesterday I was trying one I bought last summer. It's old & the guy had made blades out of bandsaw blade stock that are too long & too thin. I'm odering the correct blades & I think it will work fine. I just bought it cause it was very old & unusual.

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      • #4
        From what i see some of those old "Marvel" power hacksaws from way back are getting to be very collectible.

        Very simple basic machines from another era, many old hardware stores had a small power hacksaw years back to cut flat and round stock to size they sold to customers.

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        • #5
          I can't recall ever seeing a new one listed for sale for a long time. Eight or nine years ago I was given an old Keller that had lived in a voke school shop before being surplussed. To my amazement I found that Keller was still in business and sent me info and pasts lists. They seem to have vanished since though. Not surprising I guess.

          I still have the saw, use it all the time and like it a lot, but owning one it is easy to see why these were replaced by bandsaws in pretty much all commercial shops.

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          • #6
            Penntool still sells Kellar-

            http://www.penntoolco.com/catalog/pr...ategoryID=9109

            http://www.penntoolco.com/catalog/pr...ategoryID=9112

            http://www.penntoolco.com/catalog/pr...ategoryID=9106

            And Diefilers-

            http://www.penntoolco.com/catalog/pr...ategoryID=9116

            Kellar might be gone now though.
            Last edited by wierdscience; 01-08-2012, 10:48 AM.
            I just need one more tool,just one!

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            • #7
              Sasquatch, I think you would even have trouble finding a supplier of blades. I suspect that the power hacksaw died for exactly the same reason as the shaper. Some bean-counter concluded that it was unproductive since it only cut half of the time.
              I am guilty too; I built one that uses ordinary blades, but as sone as I found a 4x6 at a good price, I bought it! Hanging on to my shaper though.
              Duffy, Gatineau, Quebec

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              • #8
                Penn Tool has a web page for a lot of stuff that is not in existence in 2012. Keller is no longer in business. Long gone. Last I checked they have a nice web page still accessible for whatever reason. Doesn't mean a thing. Nada. Give them a call if you aren't convinced

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                • #9
                  Blades are still available in many sizes & if you had an odd size just buy the next size larger & cut off & redrill the hole.

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                  • #10
                    Jet sold power hacksaws for years.
                    Its only in the last couple of years they finally stopped selling them
                    http://www.auctionflex.com/showlot.a...262106&lang=En

                    various other taiwan and chinese tool importers have brought over the cheap little ones for a good 30 years, and my guess is somebody still does.



                    In the USA, there are still a few companies selling new, industrial sized ones- Peerless, for example.
                    http://www.peerlessusa.com/hacksaws.htm

                    and Kasto-
                    http://www.kastoinc.com/item_details.cfm?id=50

                    There were a good dozen companies that used to make them in the US, so there are lots of used ones out there.

                    Blades are available new for almost all sizes.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ries
                      Jet sold power hacksaws for years.
                      Its only in the last couple of years they finally stopped selling them
                      http://www.auctionflex.com/showlot.a...262106&lang=En

                      various other taiwan and chinese tool importers have brought over the cheap little ones for a good 30 years, and my guess is somebody still does.



                      In the USA, there are still a few companies selling new, industrial sized ones- Peerless, for example.
                      http://www.peerlessusa.com/hacksaws.htm

                      and Kasto-
                      http://www.kastoinc.com/item_details.cfm?id=50

                      There were a good dozen companies that used to make them in the US, so there are lots of used ones out there.

                      Blades are available new for almost all sizes.
                      The only blades Peerless shows are bandsaw blades and the pricelist given for those is 8 years old. I haven't had much luck finding hacksaw blades for my Racine.

                      Pat

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                      • #12
                        Not sure what size you need but McMaster-Carr has PH blades in some sizes:
                        http://www.mcmaster.com/#hacksaw-blades/=fpyoyc

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                        • #13
                          Starrett used to sell power hacksaw blades, but maybe that has been discontinued too?

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                          • #14
                            What size do you need?

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                            • #15
                              I don't remember the size, haven't searched for any in a while. I'll look when I go back out to the shop. Just came in from there making some parts for my sons smoker.

                              Pat

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