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Old Buzz Saw Mounted On A Trailer
Jerry Fisher, Ronan, Mont.: "I found an old buzz saw in the junkyard and mounted it on a trailer. I use a 16 hp Briggs & Stratton gas engine to belt-drive it. The engine had been attached by a shaft to a generator that was worn out. I also rigged up a couple of other pulleys and a belt tightener, which I borrowed from the power steering pump on a car.
  "The saw frame and engine mount on a 2-in. thick wooden deck that I mounted on top of the trailer. A tray at the back of the trailer that's hinged at the bottom is used to support the log. The operator pulls and pushes on the tray to cut the log.
  "I pull the trailer behind my pickup and cut wood for area farmers and ranchers. I also use the saw to cut old fence posts into firewood for the wood burning stove I use in my shop. My total cost to build the saw was only about $600."

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2003 - Volume #27, Issue #1