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    An old power hack saw turns up

    Having a guy show up at my place who I haven't seen since sometime in the late 70's or early 80's with this power hacksaw that I allowed him to make while he was on a summer job training program at the shop where I was designing while building a drilling rig.
    The saw was patterned after the ones I showed guys hop to build when I was in High school as an assistant shop teacher.
    We actually used this little saw many times in the shop during that summer so when he left in the fall to go back to school I told him to take it with him.
    Anyway somehow he heard that I was repopulating a small machine shop and brought it to give to me. I couldn't believe that he had kept it all these years. Tommy said it has probably been 30 years since he has used it Except for the cord being bad on the motor is appears that it should still work.
    I don't really need it but for the sentiment of it I plan on making it look new again when I get time
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    Oh yes Tommy has been working for a piping manifold manufacturing company for the past 20 years.
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
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    Thanks ! We've added your Power Hacksaw to our Hacksaws category,
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    WOW thats a blast from the past good job..Frank...:O)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainleeward View Post
    WOW thats a blast from the past good job..Frank...:O)
    Yes it was and quite unexpected. I think when I get around to restoring it not that it needs much more than a good clean up and possibly a new motor. I will make the file attachment for it like the one I made as a teenager and add a lead screw feed so I can demonstrate that threading can actually be done on one. Albeit not a very efficient way to thread round bar stock.
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    Thanks for sharing this vintage DIY machine. Every once in awhile I find some fixture or tool that I made back in the 1970's when I was building engines for motorcycle racing. Most of the time It takes me awhile to figure out what it was for. Your power hack saw has given me an idea what to do with the old pasta machine in my garage - lots of torque and slow turning. Should be a perfect fit for my version of your invention. Thanks again. Markfitz


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