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Tile Cutting Saw Converted To Portable Steel-Cutting Chopsaw
I bought an old tile cutting saw with stand at an auction for $20 and converted it to a portable steel-cutting chopsaw. The saws electric motor didnt work so I replaced it with a Honda 9 hp gas engine. I also installed a new driveshaft and replaced the saws belts and pulleys to fit.
It works great to cut up pipe that we use to build fences on our farm and will cut 4-in. dia. pipe with no problem. I use my loader tractor with forks to move the saw from the shop to my pipe pile. The saw stand rides on small wheels inside a metal track. It came with a rolling table, which I replaced by welding in a 1/4-in. thick steel plate. The engine mounting plate is welded to a length of 1 1/2-in. sq. tubing. To adjust the belt tension, I just step on the tube.
My converted tile cutting saw works great and cuts twice as fast as my old handheld Stihl chopsaw. It also cuts much more accurately.


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2017 - Volume #41, Issue #3