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« on: May 18, 2010, 09:23:53 pm »

I have been rebuilding a 20" HP saw for Dave (Hulagrub) here on the forum.
I finally got it finished tonight, and Dave said I could post some pics here before I package it up to send to him.

Here is what I started with a couple months ago.




And here is what she looks like tonight.








It was fun but frustrating at the same time, and it was definitely a learning experience. I had so much fun I am going to start another one to keep myself busy.

Just wanted to show this baby off!

Thanks for lookin.................Tony
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 09:46:11 pm »

WOW! What a difference! What all did you do to it? Sand blast the rust away? Replace the bearings? How hard is it to get parts? Rewire it?
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010, 10:05:10 pm »

I think you are a much more patient person than I am.  That looks like a wreck not worth its scrap metal in the before picture. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010, 10:46:47 pm »

WOW! What a difference! What all did you do to it? Sand blast the rust away? Replace the bearings? How hard is it to get parts? Rewire it?


Complete sand blast job, 2 coats of primer, 3 coats of automotive paint.
All 14 bearings were replaced, had a new arbor machined, had some new parts on the vise made, all bolts/nuts/screws were replaced except for 4 of them. Replaced the collets. Brand new motor, all new wiring and switch.

You can buy most of the original parts if you want to pay a premium for them. The new original switch was more than I wanted to pay for, so I made my own switch based on how Covington makes their switches.

Have a great day...........Tony
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2010, 01:52:38 am »

Wow Tony !!

Really nice..

Dave... You must be pretty darn excited !  Congrats on the new saw !  yes

For anyone who does not already know Tony's expertise with these saws, he usually has a couple for sale at all times !



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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2010, 06:06:03 am »

HOT DIGGETY!!!  yippie
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2010, 06:44:16 am »

Wow Tony this looks fantastic. Prolly better than original saw.
Nicely done:)
LOL Dave. Like a kid at Christmas:)
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2010, 11:45:38 am »

Wow, that is an amazing overhaul. What an effort that must've been! That should last it another 50 years of good hard use.
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2010, 05:03:11 pm »

Wow! what a great saw! time to send Dave more rock! LOL
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2010, 05:10:13 pm »

Wow! what a great saw! time to send Dave more rock! LOL

I agree !

Actually I am drewling over that brand new blade too !
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2010, 05:31:03 pm »

You can't imagine the waiting to see pix of the saw. Tony has emailed me, with all the work he has had to do every step of the way, and now get to see the finished result! He has to box it up so he can get a total for the freight, and then it will be on the way to Arkansas.  dancer5
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2010, 05:33:00 pm »

Don, I'm near the bottom of your box, four left plus the obsidian softball.  yes
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2010, 07:36:14 pm »


Very, Very nice.  Tony you are indeed a master craftsman.  To turn out this kind of work you just gotta love what you do.

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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2010, 07:46:55 pm »

amazing job. those old saws are so well designed. great to see you save them.
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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2010, 10:33:10 am »

amazing job. those old saws are so well designed. great to see you save them.

You can say that again.  I was comparing the bearing supported carriage to my V-metal sled to carriage.  Hard to get mine fine tuned.

Nice Nice Nice

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