A Kennedy power hacksaw

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cheb
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A Kennedy power hacksaw

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My latest thing. It arrived today, having been collected and posted on by a generous chap from here. They can admit to it themselves if they wish.

Looks like this:

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A brief look over and fiddle suggests it's all there and working, just not very well. Most of the lubed areas weren't and some of the bearings are going to need looking at. The motor runs, but thermally cuts out automatically. I can see a small red glow inside when it's running.

It'll need taking apart, cleaning and having its vital statistics checked. Once that's done I'll decide what to do with it.

Edited: Added a clipped bracket back on.
Last edited by cheb on Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: A Kennedy power hacksaw

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That’s better ;)

No worries about naming me, more than happy to be of assistance, although I got the ‘what the hell have you bought now’ look from the Mrs when I said I needed to collect an ebay purchase :D
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Re: A Kennedy power hacksaw

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I was a bit keen on the clipping and took off the final bracket.

I'm surprised it arrived as quickly as it did, I wasn't expecting for another week.
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Re: A Kennedy power hacksaw

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My dad used to have one of them running 8 hours a day in his workshop.
It was the first thing you heard when you walked in ,cutting away.
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Re: A Kennedy power hacksaw

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I've been looking at them for a while now. I've a lot of repetitive cuts to do soon, artists:rolleyes: I've tried a slow running cold cut Stayer saw, it needed coolant and was very messy, and I've currently use a Rage saw, both of which need operator presence. I'm hoping this will do the job while I'm doing something else.
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Re: A Kennedy power hacksaw

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Always fancied one as my arms are getting (even) weaker..... I've ended up using an angle grinder for anything more than 3/8" or so. Pathetic.
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Re: A Kennedy power hacksaw

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I've never been good at cutting straight with a manual hacksaw hence the reliance on powered saws.