Mechanical Saw ID please?

  1. steviec_lj

    steviec_lj Rust Welding Professional

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    Seen this up for sale, seller gives no indication of Make, Model etc other than its 3 phase.

    It’s cheap enough, and probably a whole different world of reliability to the box shifters 6x4 bandsaw I have.

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    Missed out on a Rapidor by a couple of quid as I went out for the morning.

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  2. Bill Edwards Member

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    It's a Q&S - Qualters & Smith.

    I have one which hasn't been used yet, but I have the instructions as apparently they're not easy to set up without, but are a very good saw.
    Warning, they're damn heavy!
     
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  3. Bill Edwards Member

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    They have a hydraulic damper for lowering (like any decent saw), when it gets to the bottom of the cut it switches to raise the bow hydraulically then shuts off the motor when it reaches the top.
    To give an idea of the build of these, on my saw (not sure of the size, they did a 6, 8 and 10") the bow is almost impossible for a regular man to lift by hand without risking injury.
     
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  4. scottmk1

    scottmk1 Forum Supporter

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    The bow on a 6" isn't too heavy I lifted it off my saw and on to the bridgeport table no problem
     
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  5. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Member

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    I had one, certainly a good saw capable of hard work
     
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  6. merryman Member

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    My power hacksaw is a real cheapo compared to that, and is miles better than the Warco bandsaw I had before it. Blades last much longer too.
     
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  7. RonA

    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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    As Bill Edwards It’s a Q&S I have its twin in my garage. Excellent piece of kit but as stated heavy. Mine had a 3ph motor but replaced by 1hp single phase & it works perfectly.
    They’re not very complicated mechanically but the hydraulic frame raiser needs setting up correctly using the right oil.
    There was a thread recently on refurbishing one & I posted details of sorting out the frame raiser some time ago.
    RonA
     
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  8. steviec_lj

    steviec_lj Rust Welding Professional

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    Oooops, just bought it. Collect it this Sunday when I’m back in the area.

    Also a trip to pick an Alba 1A Shaper up too..

    Keep trying for a Mill also, but haven’t found a bargain just yet :ashamed:
     
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  9. Allthegearnoidea Member

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    Snap I have one of those. LOL I posted last year to say my saw kept lifting up on its own, thought is was a fault and disconnected the cam drive to the pump. I now know better thanks guys. I must find the post about the correct oil for the lifter. I think I filled it with Jack oil.
     
  10. Rig Pig

    Rig Pig Member

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    I have the 8" version, as mentioned it's heavy - 500kg or there abouts.
     
  11. scottmk1

    scottmk1 Forum Supporter

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    I'd love one of the 10" versions to replace bandsaw but never seem to see any for sale.
     
  12. RonA

    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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