Buzz Saw

Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:36 am

I was wondering if anyone out there knows who the manufacturer of this buzz saw was or is?

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Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:47 am

Brent: I see that you have some good safety features on your saw. My older brothers had one about 55 years ago. They ran it off of a Model-A or Model-T. Just a saw hooked to the rear axle if I remember correctly. Absolutely no safety guards. I didn't think much about accidents at that time but scares me to death today. I see that you have a nice plow on your Cub also. Dan

Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:14 am

There were hundreds of makes of these saws before chain saws became common. Sears, Wards, Bullard, and even local blacksmiths made them.
I have a rear mounted rig for my cub that I can't quite read a faded decal on, so I don't know who made it.
Look for cast iron pieces. They may have the makers name on them. Many of the smaller makers bought off the shelf parts, so they may be of no help.
If it was easy anyone could do it! :D

Best,
Mike

Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:01 am

Mike, I'm looking for I.D. info too...sounds like it may not happen! I picked this one up yesterday and have a blade my Greatgrand father used years ago. I hope to have it rebuilt this spring.

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Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:15 am

Ron,
The bearing castings on your saw are the same as a Bullard saw I have. That may mean it was made by Bullard, or they bought bearing castings from the same foundry.
Make sure to oil the bearings good before you run it. The babbit bearing will melt out in no time if you don't I use 90W140 oil I drain from gearcases if it's clean.

Best,
Mike

Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:41 pm

A correction to my earlier post; It is "Buller Mfg. Co. Hillsboro Kan.".

Many of these old saw rigs had wood frames. I wonder if one could buy a "kit" consisting of the blade, mandrel, and bearings to make your own frame. I have four and no two alike.
Best,
Mike

Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:06 pm

Mike,
Thanks for the info. I was wondering what kind of grease or oil to use. I plan on taking it apart and cleaning it up before trying to run. Haven't seen a kit, but your right about no two being alike. I will look things over when I take it apart to see if there are any markings anywhere.

Ron

Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:55 am

A few years ago these saw outfits would show up at farm auctions and not get a bid. you could buy them for $5 to $25. Now artists are painting pictures on the blades to hang on the wall and prices have skyrocked.

They are great fun to play with But be carefull.

Best,
Mike