1999 - Volume #23, Issue #4, Page #38[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Homemade Bench Grinder
"I also made my own chop saw by mounting a 14-in. dia. cutting wheel on the threaded end of a 1-in. dia. shaft which rides on two 1-in. pillow block bearings. The wheel is belt-driven by a 1 1/2 hp electric motor equipped with a gear reduction pulley. The saw table is built out of sq. steel tubing and flat bar. The saw hinges on a length of sq. tubing that rides inside two short lengths of round pipe. The motor is mounted behind the saw and serves as a counter balance to keep the saw in the Šup' position until it's needed. A steel guard protects the operator. We use this saw a lot in our shop to cut anything from 3/4-in. sq. tubing up to heavy truck springs."
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