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Forum topic by Oldtool posted 03-01-2013 03:20 AM 1410 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-01-2013 03:20 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor tip circular saw sawstop

I’m not promoting SawStop here, not really a fan of theirs, but when you see this guy using his “circular saw” in the first part of this video, I think you’ll agree he probably should consider getting one.

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#1 posted 03-01-2013 03:27 AM

Wow ! That dude is definitely old school. My Dad had pictures of guys cutting firewood on the Prairie back in the 1940’s or so using this sort of technology but I thought we’d moved on !

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#2 posted 03-01-2013 04:12 AM

I’m not a fan of SawStop either, and holding the log on each side of the blade when cutting does not look like a safe thing to do.

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#3 posted 03-01-2013 04:57 AM

Kinda makes you queasy just thinking about it. If he keeps doing it that way he may end up only half the man he was when he started.

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#5 posted 03-01-2013 05:42 AM

My grandpa had something like that. It ran off of a large belt driven by a pulley on a tractor. He used it to cut firewood that he got from a lumber mill. Mainly sap wood thins with bark on it. He could cut a lot of wood in no time at all.

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#6 posted 03-01-2013 06:15 AM

Well, you gotta admit that the guy still has all his fingers, but it sure made me cringe.

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#7 posted 03-01-2013 07:42 AM

I don’t think there is a tractor attachment for a sawstop yet. Though I’m not sure splitting those logs with an axe instead wouldn ‘t be at ton safer.. he must also have a reallllllly small fire place.

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