Drill-Powered Saw

This is something I had never come across before, but it seemed I was in a minority of one in recent discussions.  Perhaps it had never made it across the ditch (to NZ), or perhaps I’m just showing my age.

Drill Powered Saw

Drill Powered Saw

I guess before the massive insurgence of cheap, mass produced power tools, getting the maximum use out of the few tools you owned was definitely the done thing.

The blade is definitely not carbide tipped, guess it wasn’t common back then!

The blade is well guarded for the operator, and the tool has good control, which I was a little apprehensive about.

Rear of saw

Rear of saw

There is variable cutting depth, and it originally came with a guide.

Rip and Crosscut

Rip and Crosscut

I gave it a quick try in some pine, both rip and crosscut, and it worked very effectively.  It didn’t have a huge depth of cut for obvious reasons, but still, pretty cool.

I haven’t even sharpened the blade, and it has probably been 20 years or more since it was last used.  Didn’t seem to make any different though. 🙂

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