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    Anyone ever operate a Marvel No 18 like this?

    Fwiw, that's a 24x2" 4TPI blade. This pristine example sold at auction for $300. I thought it might go cheap, but not that cheap. If only I had the space.. I hope it went to a good home.

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      • #4
        What a grand old machine in its day.

        I hope it went to a good home.

        Hal

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        • #5
          WOW! That thin's a Marvel!
          "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
          world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
          country, in easy stages."
          ~ James Madison

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          • #6
            We just got a Marvel 18" tilting head vertical cutoff saw in our shop. That one is a beast! I wired a smaller version of that for a steel supplier about 40 years ago. I was shocked how fast it went through a 6" H beam. Each stroke the blade went down about a quarter inch so in about 30 strokes the job was done. Nice square cut too.

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            • #7
              We have an old Marvel 9A at work similar to this one,hasn't been used in a few years since we bought a bigger bandsaw.

              https://i.machinio.com/medium/esus3f/16652_2.jpg

              One of the first jobs I did on it was cutting some 10 x 112lb/ft H-beam for some diesel engine mounts we were building.Almost 30 minutes per cut on that old beast.I added a 110v alarm bell to the autofeed stop via a micro switch so I could be elsewhere doing something else while the saw was working.
              I just need one more tool,just one!

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              • #8
                That is quite a saw did not know hacksaw built that big,hope it didn't get scrapped!

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                • #9
                  If I wasn't getting ready to do a major downsize that would have been great to own & played very well with the other machines. I too hope it gets a good home.
                  "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
                  world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
                  country, in easy stages."
                  ~ James Madison

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                  • #10
                    We had a Peerless power hacksaw about that size when I worked at GM. It cut literally hundreds of tons of metals in the 30 years that I worked there and was still going strong when I retired.

                    I have a smaller Peerless power hacksaw, as well as a Marvel tilt head saw and a couple of other saws. The Marvel model 8 was and still is my dream saw. It will cut something like 18" x 21". It is a real beast.

                    Brian
                    OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                    THINK HARDER

                    BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                    MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Hal View Post
                      What a grand old machine in its day.

                      I hope it went to a good home.

                      Hal
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