Chainsaw Repair

Husqvarna - Stihl - Poulan - Jonsered - Dolmar chainsaws and more => Mystery Saws => Topic started by: Cut4fun . on November 18, 2015, 03:36:59 pm

Title: Buzz Saw
Post by: Cut4fun . on November 18, 2015, 03:36:59 pm
Been thinking and looking at buzzsaws for some reason.  Just interesting I guess.

New ones http://www.newhavenpower.com/Woodsman250_Buzz_Saw.html

(http://www.newhavenpower.com/Buzz_Saw_Tray_Blade.jpg)


Old buzzsaw

(http://images.craigslist.org/00v0v_d24LrBarjel_600x450.jpg)
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Title: Re: Buzz Saw
Post by: 660magnum on November 18, 2015, 04:03:48 pm
My great uncle had one like that back in the late 40's/early 50's. I remember piles of firewood being around it. They both heated and cooked with wood.
Title: Re: Buzz Saw
Post by: Al Smith on November 18, 2015, 09:06:55 pm
I've got a 30" buzz saw in the woods I haven't used for 30 years .On small stuff you can really pile up the fire wood in a hurry .
Title: Re: Buzz Saw
Post by: old guy on November 18, 2015, 09:34:52 pm
As a kid I spent many hours on one of those, I always chose to catch the sawed off block and throw it on the pile. On a still fall day in the early 1950s you could usually hear one running somewhere, it was  ching!  ching!  ching! when small wood was cut or the long drawn out scream of the blade as it went through a 12" piece of red oak.  Only the old guys know that sound. This was BC.

   John
Title: Re: Buzz Saw
Post by: RoyM on November 18, 2015, 10:30:33 pm
I remember it well too, my dad would buy a load of slabs from the mill for the furnace and have the neighbor come in with one on a Ford N series. I was chief (and sole) packer and stacker.
Title: Re: Buzz Saw
Post by: 660magnum on November 18, 2015, 10:59:14 pm
My great uncle's had a flat belt drive from his Farmall "A" PTO
Title: Re: Buzz Saw
Post by: Al Smith on November 19, 2015, 05:11:15 am
Mine is a flat belt also. It's similar to the first one pictured .It can either be 3 point hitch mounted or staked down .I normally  staked it and powered it with an old Oliver HG crawler of about 20 HP .

Around 1980 we took off a 5 acre woods of big hickory and small ash .Terrible waste but it was either salvage the saw logs and firewood  or they would fall to the mighty D8 Cats come spring .The buzz saw worked great for the 6 to 10" ash.

We sold the hickory for I suppose axe handles .The tops were firewood plus the ash .My field looked like a log lot for a couple of years until we buzzed up the ash .There was so much of it I don't think I cut any for 4 or 5 years after that .