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What to do with a saw motor? Answered

I have an old hand circular saw that has a few broken parts and is really kind of dangerous. I was thinking of adapting the motor to something, but can't find a good use (yet). Any ideas?

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Could a 6" jointer be powered by circular saw motors?

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Tim S.

5 years ago

You could gear it to act as a motor for a self propelling lawnmower...

A friend of mine used a wrecked cordless one to add power assist to an old pushchair he uses to collect firewood.

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iceng

5 years ago

Old hand saw electric universal motors are noisy power brush series
AC / DC high current high starting torque fractional horsepower
machines meant for short bursts of run time before overheating and
a short life span ( as long as the brushes last  like a pencil lead )..

If it is a portable low voltage 16 to 20 VDC hand saw..
You can make an electric vehicle like the picture.

A house power line hand saw would require 120 Volts AC or DC and 
be unwieldy and dangerous.

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You might be able to make some kind of woodworking lathe out of it.
Or you could fit a pulley in place of the blade and use it to drive
something like a buffer or grinder.