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Re: new to me 20 inch slab saw.
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2014, 12:18:14 PM »

is that some sort of metallized epoxy?
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Re: new to me 20 inch slab saw.
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2014, 01:03:45 PM »

is that some sort of metallized epoxy?
rubberized spray on undercoating. It's a trial
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Re: new to me 20 inch slab saw.
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2014, 02:51:51 PM »

If that doesn't work you could try an rtv silicone it's what you use for making gaskets in automotive type applications . So it won't get eaten by oil. 
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Re: new to me 20 inch slab saw.
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2014, 08:40:15 PM »

looking like so far so good on the drain, one more day curing and i dump 4 gallons of oil in it for another test (to see if my lovely patio gets oil on it while sitting).
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Re: new to me 20 inch slab saw.
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2014, 09:47:33 AM »

When you know how to fix equipment it can save you lots of money.  I struggle with the equipment maintenance part of lapidary.  Trial and error and of coarse advice from the forum.  It has saved me many a dollar.
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Re: new to me 20 inch slab saw.
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2014, 03:30:45 PM »

My whole thing is lack of funds for new purty stuff. But I'm good at fixing.
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Re: new to me 20 inch slab saw.
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2014, 06:09:36 PM »

Its killing me, wife wont let me use our walkway bricks i kept from the house next door when they removed them and went to toss em.
one foot squares, they would work perfect and i can cut with 4 gallons rather than 8. need four more gallons (or more who knows yet)
i want to CUT.

something about seeing into a rock, knowing I am the very first human to EVER look inside it.

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Re: new to me 20 inch slab saw.
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2014, 07:02:45 PM »

throw in some plastic milk jugs full of water; the oil will want to float so they should sink.
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Re: new to me 20 inch slab saw.
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2014, 08:11:40 PM »

Set in its new home.

Poured in four gallons of fresh oil, think i need four more atleast even with the bricks (12x5x1) taking up space on the opposite side of the blade..

I need to pour in atleast three more gallons to be safe.
I really want to try it out, but not wanting to run it with the oil low, im not taking a chance messing it up.

Patience is a virtue.
Will purchase some more oil after pay day and fire it up. maybe even rewire it before i get electrocuted in the rain cutting.
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Re: new to me 20 inch slab saw.
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2014, 07:42:10 PM »

THIS THING CUTS AMAZING CUTS!
SOOOO QUIET!!!!!!!
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Re: new to me 20 inch slab saw.
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2014, 09:16:55 PM »

Aint it nice when things work out. Now come over to my house , pick up a bucket of stones and slice them up for me. I need them by Monday.
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Re: new to me 20 inch slab saw.
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2014, 09:31:04 PM »

blewett tomorrow
and we are dredging in YOUR dredging hole.

actually, i have no clue where you dredge lol!
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Re: new to me 20 inch slab saw.
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2014, 08:22:58 AM »

glad you got the beast fired up and it cuts so well!!
I guess that anyone that comes to visit will know where to find you LOL
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Re: new to me 20 inch slab saw.
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2014, 01:25:59 PM »

   Get that bucket sliced up and I just might show you where good gold is up there. ( there are those who know, I do know where to find gold at Blewett ).  But unlike some  leprechauns who give out advise freely, I do have a fee.  But again, it's nice to know your saw is performing so nicely. . maybe you would like to test it out on  some of my stones before you take chances with yours though. Just a thought.
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