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Chop It Up
« on: July 09, 2017, 01:20:17 AM »
Went for a little drive 200 mile today and this followed me home. Should have stopped at some of the yard and estate sales along the way, but didn't. It was still a pleasant day to burn the road up.

It needs a big motor put on it. Has a 1HP 120V that isn't cutting (hehe) it. Kinda beat, but it's just a chop saw for bucking up big steel, so it'll do fine. Not much to go wrong, just a pivot, shaft, bearings, and a vise. The majority of it is aluminum castings.  Made back when ridgid was more than a home depot consumer brand.





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Re: Chop It Up
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 01:54:46 AM »
She's a stout looking beastie! Don't lose a finger. Or a toe. A toe would be weird though.
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Re: Chop It Up
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 09:31:50 AM »
now that's a chopsaw... and 1hp is too small  :-\  more power thumbsup2
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Re: Chop It Up
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 12:19:13 PM »
Neat . What size motor do you need and frame style?
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Re: Chop It Up
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 12:52:08 PM »
Neat . What size motor do you need and frame style?

Not sure yet. Probably find something 5-7.5hp 1 or 3ph.

...or maybe a 13hp Honda clone gas engine for true portability.

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Re: Chop It Up
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017, 01:49:21 PM »
That is nice. What diameter blade does it use?

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Re: Chop It Up
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 02:52:59 PM »
Has a 14" on it, but should take a 16 easy and maybe more.


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