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    circular saw attachment for chainsaws

    When we first started building our home ( ten miles past the "boonies" ) completely off grid at the time, most of the work was done with chain saws, I wanted one tool so went about building a circular saw attachment that was a direct bolt on, no mods or permanent alterations to the chain saw. The finished product attaches easily. Just remove the side cover bar and chain and replace with attachment. Keep in mind this was 20 years ago so chain brakes were still mounted in the side cover or easily bypassed. I haved used it on Huskies and Sthils but got shelved when safety features required redesign. Currently having problems uploading pics will add them as soon as I can.
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    Sounds interesting. Let me know if I can help with your photo issues…

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    ...watching this one, sounds interesting.

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    I am looking forward to seeing the photos. The tool description sounds very interesting and useful.

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    It seems to be a problem with my tablet or browser, tablet is motorola Xoom 3g old and outdated much like myself , going to transfer pics to PC and upload

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    That's probably the quickest solution. If you're still having difficulty after the transfer, just let me know.

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    Sorry for the delay time of year for fire season preparations, I'm hopping to have pics posted this weekend.

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    Wink circular saw attachment for chainsaws


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    circular saw attachment for chainsaws-img_20160329_132802.jpg
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    Simple attachment that does not require permanent alterations to chain saw, and attaches as easily as changing the bar. these are without saw I would like to point out that this version requires the removal of or disabling of chain brake safety features and that circular saw is lacking safety features. Universal fit works on all chain saws WITH SAFETY BRAKE LOCATED IN THE SIDE COVER. More photos soon
    Newer version coming soon that will work on new chainsaws
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    Last edited by firewizerp; 03-29-2016 at 07:14 PM. Reason: better description

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    Thanks firewizerp! We've added your Chainsaw Circular Saw Attachment to our Woodworking category,
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    circular saw attachment for chainsaws-img_20160401_102110-1.jpg
    Here is the updated version, change the base plate, added base plate gasket, added adjustable tensioner, modified the input shaft to ease sprocket change.
    I threw it on my 018 and the balance, stability, and ability to keep strait cuts is comparable to a conventional circular saw. It now has the added safety of the chain break, and will fit most new small to mid sized chain saws.

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