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by MNSHIELD
April 27th, 2021, 2:52 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Hoffman 6' western bucking.
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 497

Re: Hoffman 6' western bucking.

Thanks Sumnergeo. It seems to be a good saw. Looking forward to getting it back working.
by MNSHIELD
April 20th, 2021, 3:14 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON HDPE dial indicator
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 932

Re: HDPE dial indicator

Thanks Jim for the tips! I will continue to get it dialed in! :) They have been working well so far. I can see what you mean with the feet.
by MNSHIELD
April 19th, 2021, 11:34 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Hoffman 6' western bucking.
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 497

Hoffman 6' western bucking.

I picked up this saw this week. It originally came out of Idaho 25 years ago. It cleaned up well and has 1 9/16" teeth. Taper ground about 4 gauges The rakers are longer then the teeth and there is no consistency in its filing. I was Hopeing someone had some more insight in it. HOFFMAN is in the mid...
by MNSHIELD
April 8th, 2021, 3:02 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON HDPE dial indicator
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 932

Re: HDPE dial indicator

Raker dial indicator.
Atkins raker gauge for a host.
Very solid
Thanks to PATCsawyer for a quick tutorial!
by MNSHIELD
April 5th, 2021, 5:29 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON HDPE dial indicator
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 932

Re: HDPE dial indicator

PATCsawyer, I have noticed the differences in the saw plate and how different a reading you can get by just not having the gauge perfectly inline with the tooth. I added 3 feet which keep the gauge firmly on the body of the saw and not up on the teeth . Finding a surface to zero the gauge has been i...
by MNSHIELD
April 3rd, 2021, 4:34 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON HDPE dial indicator
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 932

Re: HDPE dial indicator

Thanks sumnergeo. I wish i had his years ago, but maybe I would not appreciate it the same as I do now. Now after spending some time with it I went back and rechecked the spidered teeth sat at .010". The range was .008"-.011" most were about .009" & .010". I also went through another saw an was surp...
by MNSHIELD
April 3rd, 2021, 10:01 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON HDPE dial indicator
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 932

HDPE dial indicator

I finally took the time to set up a dial indicator for setting teeth. I had a block of HDPE left over from a drift boat oar lock build that was 1.25" thick. HDPE is very stable especially if it's not to thin. I started with an inexpensive 0-1" dial indicator off amazon for this first run. I am happy...
by MNSHIELD
February 10th, 2021, 5:35 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Hard lesson on fractured teeth. Simonds No. 13
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 929

Re: Hard lesson on fractured teeth. Simonds No. 13

Hopefully all things DONT happen in 3's. I just picked up a 5.5' simonds #133 with 1 5/8" long teeth. good shape. Can still see the red on the ends. Having learned my lesson I quickly filed a few teeth in the center of the saw and sure enough more fractures! I filed up 4 teeth and all showed fractur...
by MNSHIELD
February 10th, 2021, 5:22 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Yet another raker question?
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 598

Re: Yet another raker question?

Thanks again for your guys time. The saw is a super pitted Simonds #22 I took it on as a challange and was made to be short compact saw that fit easily in my canoe. I cut it down from 5.5' to 55 inches. This is the second time I have sharpened this saw. First time with with and Anderson Raker gauge....
by MNSHIELD
February 8th, 2021, 6:12 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Yet another raker question?
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 598

Yet another raker question?

It seams when I am swaging rakes that the first initial moment of the raker tip is fairly quick. After that the swaging to the pin takes a lot of hammering. This is also when I (still learning) try to force the metal farther than it seem to want to go I find that the raker tips will sometimes brake....