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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.

TOG (the other Gary)
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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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« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2010, 11:33:36 am »

Tony, could you give us some pics of the packaged saw & the shipping weight? I know how heavy those things are....would be interested in how you get it ready for shipping.

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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2010, 09:37:34 am »


I would like to see that also.  I do a lot of shipping on my Ebay stuff but have never had to crate anything.  I do have a 1/2" banding
setup to tie everything togeather.   Do you band it?

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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2010, 07:43:13 pm »

I just bolt the saw to a pallet and put whatever else is going with it in a box underneath. I usually tie it shut and tie the boxes on.
I will get some pictures tonight or tomorrow.
Total weight for this one is 430 lbs with 5 gallons of mineral oil with it.
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« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2010, 08:15:12 pm »


I guess this would have to be trucked.  Does it get pretty spendy? 

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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2010, 09:16:43 pm »


I guess this would have to be trucked.  Does it get pretty spendy? 

Gary S.

Anywhere from $140 to $500, depending on weight, size and how far,  whether delivered to a residential or business address,  is a forklift or loading dock available or is a liftgate truck required, and of course the price of fuel (as fuel costs go up they add a fuel surcharge).


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« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2010, 04:55:34 pm »

Here is a picture of it on the pallet and hanging from the scale to check the weight.
I think my old scale is out of whack, so Monday I am going to put it in my pickup and have it weighed up town to make sure.

Ready to go onto the truck.


Have a great day.............Tony
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« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2010, 05:28:41 pm »


Very professional Tony.

thanks for the info.

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« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2010, 05:45:43 pm »

So no need for any crating around the saw, just bolt it to the pallet ?

What type of truck is used to transport it ?
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« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2010, 03:05:44 pm »

Hey Tony.......Great job on the rebuild. Did you getthe bearings from Bearing Supply or a similar shop? I was just offered a functioning Highland Park MIII 18" saw, with a 5 gal. can of oil and a pile of rock to go with it for 500.00. I can't find any info on the internet............Would it be similar to this saw? Any idiosynchrocies I should know about? I have not seen it yet. Its about 70 miles away. So A trip is in the offing.............Bob
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« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2010, 07:28:58 pm »

So no need for any crating around the saw, just bolt it to the pallet ?

What type of truck is used to transport it ?

I will wrap the hood with some shrink wrap so I have something to stick the address sticker on without hurting the paint, but other than that, it is ready to go. I have found if you put cardboard around the saw, it seems to get abused more than if you just leave it open. I could crate it, but that would add quite a bit to the cost for shipping because of the extra weight.
This will be shipped LTL freight (less than load) and it will be picked up by a semi. It will probably change trucks 3 to 5 times before it gets to where it is going. Once in a while I get one that goes almost all the way there in one truck, but most of them get moved around.


Hey Tony.......Great job on the rebuild. Did you getthe bearings from Bearing Supply or a similar shop? I was just offered a functioning Highland Park MIII 18" saw, with a 5 gal. can of oil and a pile of rock to go with it for 500.00. I can't find any info on the internet............Would it be similar to this saw? Any idiosynchrocies I should know about? I have not seen it yet. Its about 70 miles away. So A trip is in the offing.............Bob

Thanks!
I originally bought the bearings from TheBigBearingStore.com, good price but was dissapointed in the slow delivery. I have already ordered my next set of bearings for the next saw and found them cheaper on ebay. If you need some info let me know and I can send you some links to check out.
I also had some arbors machined for me if you need a new arbor, I think I have an extra one.
There are about 3 different HP designs as they changed over the years. I am not sure which one the one you are looking at is, but for that price I would grab it as long as it isn't a complete basket case. If it was a basket case I would still buy it, but not for that much.
But then again, I really have a soft spot for old HP saws.

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« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2010, 12:43:58 pm »


Tony,

After seeing how they are built I have a great hankering to get me an HP.

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« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2010, 12:50:28 pm »

Before that gets here, I'm going to get a set of lock down type wheels to bolt on it's feet.
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« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2016, 06:38:04 pm »

This saw is still up and running, but it's needing a new motor.
Great saw and a great job by Tony Funk!
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