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« on: May 12, 2015, 05:44:37 pm »

Fedex brought me a new (to me) toy today. An old Lyman (Raytech) 10" power feed saw. It came minus the motor & hood, but had a new belt & motor pulley included. It has a nearly new Black Blazer blade. The clamping split nut and drive screw are in great condition. I love Lyman's old design for their split nut. Just a quick flip of a lever engages or disengages the power feed. A rock shop owner friend had a NOS hood sitting on his shelf, and let me have it for about 1/3 of Kingsley North's price, so it's in the mail on its way to me. I had a brand new 1/3 HP motor sitting on my shelf, so I wired it while I was waiting for the saw to arrive. As soon as the hood arrives I'll pour some oil in & take this puppy for a test drive.
 
Poor pics of my new toy. Lighting was terrible today, and mamma wouldn't let me set it on the dining table to take pics.



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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 04:57:45 am »

 Congrats on the new toy.  iamjealous Looks like tons of fun coming soon. Keep us posted on the progress.   woohoo2
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2015, 08:21:00 am »

Ahhhhh, ain't it fun getting new toys!   yippie  Can't understand why mamma wouldn't let you put a gem like that on her table for just a simple little ole picture!!   dunno
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2015, 08:27:12 am »

 yippie This will be my second 10" saw. Along with a 3", two 6" and a 16" saw.  I have a growing pile of boxes of Owyhee picture jaspers of various types to slab. Most are 10" saw size, so I was in need of a second power feed saw. I'll be able to load both 10" and the 16" and just move between them to remove slabs & reload the saws.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2015, 08:30:08 am »

Ahhhhh, ain't it fun getting new toys!   yippie  Can't understand why mamma wouldn't let you put a gem like that on her table for just a simple little ole picture!!   dunno


LOL Donnie. She has no sense of humor when it comes to lapidary machines.  Go figure. I don't complain about her growing collection of sewing machines.
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2015, 06:10:43 pm »

Could you post a photo of the half nut to engage the drive?  I have one that is working with my retrofit, but is not exactly user friendly.  I'd like to get it into better condition before I sell it.  That is if I can find another Beacon Star.  Otherwise it would just be more user friendly to me.
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2015, 08:43:12 pm »

I'll try to get pics tomorrow. Until then, here's a PDF file. Scroll to the last page. The split nut is there. You can blow the pic up big for easy viewing. http://www.raytechgemprocessing.com/support/pdfs/gems/10-inch-saw.pdf
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2015, 06:02:45 am »

Thanks,  That's exactly what I was looking for.  It is also just what I have made except for the flipper.  I have a thumb screw.  Even with the spring inside, it is a pain to move the vice without catching the screw threads.  I was hoping there might be a better way, but there is simply no room underneath for anything automatic.
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2015, 07:45:31 am »

The Lyman / Raytech saws move easily with the split nut in the open position. With the nut fitting around the guide rail, it acts as a pivot which allows the threaded jaws to open wide. really a pretty cool setup. Whoever designed it put a lot of thought into it.
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2015, 09:31:21 pm »

 yippie WOO HOO, got a brand new spray cover today. Tony / catmandewe had one sitting on his shelf, and let me have it for about 1/3 of Kingsley North's cost. The 10" Raytech is an almost exact copy of the older Lyman saws.

Thanks for fixin me up Tony. You're the best.  yes
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