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Rocksnot
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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2011, 02:41:27 pm »

I have considered extending that handle over the table, It does require coordination and patience at the same time, some days that is asking a lot!  :)
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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2012, 10:12:33 pm »

New pictures?
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« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2012, 10:06:22 am »

Just took some...
Made it with aluminum plate and bars to reduce size and make stronger.
Have synthetic wood inserts that hold on pretty good - as Mike mentioned, no mater how tight I got it  the rock would find a way out (I was just wiggling hard with hands, no running saw)
The extented handle has worked great. notice the hole through the extension.  That is where I stick bar through to really tighten it down.


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« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2012, 07:00:10 pm »

Da-Ham! That's one boss clamp dude!  yes

I had to do a double take at the height!

I can see the brush you were talking about as well - how is that working out?

Have you been running any rock through it with this clamp?

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I tried flipping the bracket that holds the pulley guard and no-go  saved5

So... I've got to decide if I want to modify the bracket/guard extensively, go w/out a pulley guard and devise another means of firming the motor besides the screw that goes into the pulley guard or just run it at full speed.

I would much rather have the lower rpms but you know I got to looking at the rating on HF's tile saw blade and it's 6100 - same as your average lap blade, yet they feel comfortable selling it to people for a saw that runs at 3550rpms.

Lots to think about - meantime I'm keeping busy  More on all this in a day or three when I'm not so tired and I can think straighter.

Very cool cclamp - I'll
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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2012, 02:29:28 pm »

Oh ya!  sliced up a few rocks using the accessories that are shown. 
The height is a bit deceptive - have to take off the bottom inch that the vice feed screws live in  haha  but I have sliced a couple samples 3-1/2 to 4" range the max size I could keep for slabs after making some prep cuts to ready it for 'da vice'.  Love the slab grabber!!  would not be able to cut as much, as nicely without it
The brush did cut down on how much water I had to wear when standing in front of the saw.

What was the motor shaft diameter ?  Since you got yours apart and have got pulley I wondered if you have size of existing motor pulley...  2" x 1/2"  or 2" x 5/8" (just guessing)
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« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2012, 06:20:14 pm »

Oh ya!  sliced up a few rocks using the accessories that are shown. 
The height is a bit deceptive - have to take off the bottom inch that the vice feed screws live in  haha  but I have sliced a couple samples 3-1/2 to 4" range the max size I could keep for slabs after making some prep cuts to ready it for 'da vice'.  Love the slab grabber!!  would not be able to cut as much, as nicely without it
The brush did cut down on how much water I had to wear when standing in front of the saw.

What was the motor shaft diameter ?  Since you got yours apart and have got pulley I wondered if you have size of existing motor pulley...  2" x 1/2"  or 2" x 5/8" (just guessing)

Sounds excellent - I can't wait to get as far as the vice!

Oh - I was tired when I posted that last one and transposed 1600 (recommended 10" blade rpms for a UKAW sintered blade - on my wish list) not 6100.

The motor pulley has an OD of 2", the blade shaft's pulley is just a hair larger but not much and the shaft diameter for both is 5/8" and both are keyed. The belt is a type 'A' or  2".
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