Grand old lady

  1. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    I went to look at this grand old lady the other day and a few hundred dollars later it was mine.

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    It is just beautifully put together, from the detailed makers plate to the nice counter-balance mechanism for the blade guide and runs like a sewing machine. The table tilts in both directions and you can select (with belts) just about any speed you like.

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    I'm not intending to restore it any time soon (I have too many other projects right now) but I thought it was worth a 'show-and-tell'
     
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  2. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    looks a nice bit of kit!
     
  3. Ton-up

    Ton-up Member

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    Thats a nice saw! I like the plaque - one for @Dieselkid 63 to do :laughing:

    'Made under licence from Grob Bros' - Havent heard about them before!
     
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  4. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    They have very similar saws on their website and spares as well! Looks like around $10,000 for a new one.
     
  5. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Feel free to send me the plaque and I’ll do it for the cost is return postage.
     
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  6. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    That's a very kind offer and one which I may take you up on, thank-you.

    In the short term there is one door hinge needs mending and I may convert it back to 3 phase so that I can use a VFD that I happen to have sitting on the shelf.
     
  7. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    Fetched it home on the trailer last night, it was only a few miles from home. Bloody hell! that thing is heavy; I'm guessing three-quarters of a ton. Turns out you can get the drawings for it on the Grob site. It's an NS series 18" saw.
     
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  8. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    Anyone know what the foot-pedal mechanism is for? It's incomplete on this saw and I can't quite work it out from the drawing. Likewise the bar full of holes that sits on the table at right angles to the blade (S 1134 on the drawing). Apparently a variety of different sized pegs go in it but why?

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  9. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    On large saws I’ve worked on before, the foot pedal was a sort of dampener/brake. Wouldn’t actually stop the blade but meant the thing wasn’t free wheeling for five minutes after power had turned off.
     
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