You know what a mortise is ???
You know what a chain saw is ???
Now....try to put those together....
and this is what you get...
Lowell Holmes wrote:
Thanks guy's, Now I know. I wonder why Roy Underhill didn't show one in his
books? It would be fun (for a while) building a timber frame house. I've
always felt that the timber frame builders are highly skilled wood workers.
And while you're there click on the ProtoTools image
and have a look at a 16+ inch hand held circular saw!
The contractor that did my house addition used one to
cut a big beam for the ceiling. At the time I'd never
used anything larger than my 7 1/4 worm drive
SkilSaw but I knew enough to stand way clear of that
beast. The kick from the start up torque was scary
enough but the sound it made after spinning up to
speed wasn't just gut wrenching (sp?) - it was
Imagine a kickback where the board stays put and
the saw AND operator gets thrown. THAT's a scary
I went to a Timber framing class a few years ago
http://www.timberframemag.com/TimberFramingWorkshops.htm and they had both
the chain mortiser and 16" saw. One of the two had been refitted with
an1/2" magnesium plate that eliminated the starting kick completely. The
difference was enough that most of us would wait for it after using the
standard saw one time.
And the chain mortiser was lots of fun.
I think kickback with that saw is pretty unlikely. the large diameter
blade is being turned by a motor about the same size as a skil 77. the
amount of torque at the tooth can't be too high. it *should* be pretty
easy to stall....
I have a chain mortiser. It is an industrial type that I have used for
several years. It works well if you keep the chipper plate ( wood) in good
condition. Otherwise, you will get a breakout on the back side of the
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.