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Kimberly    Posted 02-25-2021 at 14:08:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Dearborn saw.
  • I came across this saw on Facebook Marketplace. Looks interesting. I am thinking it is powered by a belt by how from the tractor?

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/416684496059002/

    Den N Ms    Posted 03-03-2021 at 09:45:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Kimberly,Check around your area for someone with a band saw,wood mizer ect,often several around your area.Some times the owner will cut your logs for some of the lumber.Ask around about a Band Saw.

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 02-27-2021 at 05:13:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Powered by belt pulley. This shows operation. When 3pt is raised saw will stop. When lowered belt tightens and saw blade spins. my blade was off because of repair to wishbone bracket and was testing fit.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-26-2021 at 07:03:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Back 20 years ago one of the tractor clubs I belonged to also had an old time sawmill that was powered by a tractor. Many a barn, house, and out building were built that way. Ever notice in an old barn the beams and boards aren’t quite exactly 2 x 4 or 4 x 4 or 6 x 6? We would put on sawing demonstrations at shows with a Ford 5000 powering the saw and I’d have my Ford 8N with a Dearborn 22-44 Cordwood Saw off to the side to collect the remnants and cut up shingles or firewood in a pile. Folks would be allowed to take pieces too for ‘souvenirs’. There also were special sawing machines just for shingles- called, what else, shingle mills. Our shows were always a big hit drawing big crowds. At other shows with other clubs who didn’t have sawmill, I made it a habit to always take an implement with my 8N to display as most shows had a lot of city folks at them and to see what they used to farm with back in the day was always interesting. A belt pulley was included with each new 9N tractor at the beginning then later on only as a dealer optional accessory. Belt pulleys were used on tractor going way back as they powered many implements other than saws.

    FORD 8N & DEARBORN 22-44 CORDWOOD SAW –TIM DALEY OWNER/OPERATOR:


    BACKGROUND: SAWMILL POWERD BY A FORD 5000:

    AUTHOR's NOTE: These machines would not be legal today. Why? OSHA. Lawyers would have a field day.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    JK-NY    Posted 02-26-2021 at 10:43:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Was that a Bel-saw sawmill?My neghbor had one and a couple other people I know have them. They were factory made to run off tractor pto. Many were mounted to a truck frame with a hitch added to make them portable. At the Pageant of Steam here in NY they have a shingle mill (along with a sawmill). One of the people I know from out tractor club who has a bel-saw mill also has a shingle mill. Many other old sawmills were driven by tractor belt pulleys as well as old car and truck engines. Band saw mills have made the old sawmills obsolete.

    JK-NY    Posted 02-25-2021 at 14:19:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • About the second ad on the ads forum of this site shows the cordwood saw with belt pulley and belt with some nice pictures that shows what you would need.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-26-2021 at 07:16:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yeah, I have mine for sale too and have guy in Minnesota who wants it but can't drive to MI to get it til spring. There's very little demand for a saw, but, when I was living in the old farmhouse, I used the fireplace for heat and found the saw a valuable tool. For safety, the OEM A/O manual states to have two people running it - one feeding logs, the other collecting the pieces and at the ready to control the tractor. It was advised to take the 11-Hole drawbar and place and lean against metal of tractor and the other on the ground in order to make an electrical ground to earth due to static electricity building up.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Kimberly    Posted 02-25-2021 at 14:24:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • OK, now I understand. I was thinking this was to run a saw for milling lumber. Nope, don't have a need for a cordwood saw, I have a chainsaw for cutting firewood.

    Thanks.

    JK-NY    Posted 02-25-2021 at 14:14:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have one just like it. Yes it is powered by a flat belt from the tractor. You need a belt pulley attachment that goes on the pto to run it. They are handy to cut up limbwood size wood, that being said I havent used mine in years. I find it is easier to just cut up the smaller stuff with a chain saw as I cut wood.

    Kimberly    Posted 02-25-2021 at 14:17:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I was thinking milling logs.

    JK-NY    Posted 02-25-2021 at 14:23:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I dont think the cordwood saw would work very well for that unless you have real short logs. You feed the wood towards the tractor and the tractor would be in the way. You need a sawmill.

    Kimberly    Posted 02-25-2021 at 14:25:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yes, I see that now. I think I will look at the attachments for a chainsaw that allows you to mill lumber. Thanks.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-26-2021 at 07:22:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Nope, Kim, one not ever made. If you are looking for a sawmill, look at my picture as it is powered by the PTO off a 5000. You can often find the Amish Community has sawmills.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Carl Lyndaker    Posted 02-25-2021 at 17:39:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • You can't mill logs on a buzz saw. Other than the tractor in the way you would need a ripping blade, buzz saws use a crosscut blade. Chainsaw mills are ok if you are only doing a few or are building a camp way up in the boondocks that you can't get a band saw mill to. They are not very efficient in my opinion.. I have a homemade band saw mill that works pretty good but it isn't portable.. I am currently looking for a portable one.

    Tom    Posted 02-25-2021 at 19:04:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Kimberly,
    I have a chainsaw mill, but they are real work and require a large displacement chainsaw. At least they avoid the need for having to move the log to the sawmill.

    Dean    Posted 02-25-2021 at 14:14:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Dearborn cordwood saw.

    Three point mounted and powered by a right angle PTO driven pulley assembly.

    Once very common. Mostly novelties today.

    Dean

    Kimberly    Posted 02-25-2021 at 14:18:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I was thinking milling logs. I may get one that allows you to use a chainsaw to mill lumber.

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