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Picked up a Slab Saw

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Lex
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« on: February 25, 2011, 04:01:31 pm »

After looking  for a reasonable good used Saw, for quit some time , I picked up this one.
Used equipment is hard to come by in this country.
I don't know the name of maker. But it has a 10 inch Blade and a autofeed.
I did some test runs last night and it  is working great.
The only thing wrong was a cracked canopy (made a new one this morning).

A couple foto's before and after making a new canopy.



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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 04:08:46 pm »

I am pretty sure it is a 10 inch Lortone.  The base is seperate on the Lortone so you lift of the entire top for cleaning which is nice and easy if it is the one I think it is....
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 04:10:53 pm »

Definately a Lortone.
You can still get parts for that from Lortone if you need any.
Usually the only thing that goes out is the switches and the feed motor.

Happy Cutting..........Tony
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 04:52:51 pm »

Congrats.. !

Looks like a nice saw  yes
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 06:36:16 pm »

Nice job on the canopy! So how many hours did you spend cutting up rock once you got it up and running?
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2011, 07:14:34 pm »

Lex, nice job on the plexiglass canopy and a start in the right direction.  dancer5 dancer5

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2011, 08:22:44 pm »

I love my LS10



I got it 4 years ago w/o a blade for $300. I have never seen that kind of price again. I see them sell on ebay for $500 to $600 now an then.

Great saw.
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2011, 08:30:08 pm »

I love my LS10


I got it 4 yewars ago w/o a blade for $300. I have never seen that kind of price again. I see them sell on ebay for $500 to $600 now an then.

Great saw.

You got a deal deb..... yes

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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2011, 10:11:18 pm »

Good job on the new canopy. Did you use a heat gun to make the bend?
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2011, 12:31:01 am »

In making a new canopy I cut a piece of plexiglass to seize.
Placed a steelpipe in the curve , put the glass in place and slowly begin to heat the plexiglass.
For this I use a professional heat gun. And half hour later a new canopy.

I did some slabbing last night and cabbing in between.

Costs Saw 125 Euro about 165 Dollar , plexiglass free .
A new one goes for 1650 Euro.
All the lapidary machines has to be imported from either Germany or the Usa.


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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2011, 08:15:43 am »

It's the same saw I have and I love it.  It's a real workhorse.  Great job at cleaning it up!

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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2011, 05:41:47 pm »


I have an LS10 and an LS12.  Strange as it sounds I like the 10 the best.... hide

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