Donkey Saw

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Donkey Saw
Nottinghack Tools Rapidor donkey saw.jpg
Manufacturer Rapidor
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Location Metalworking Area
Team Metalworking
Induction Required No
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Status Defunct
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This donkey saw/ power hacksaw can be used to cut through thick sections of metal that would otherwise be impractical to cut by hand.

Cutting fluid nozzle placement

The correct placement for the cutting fluid nozzle is pointing down over the blade about 1-2 inch behind the work being cut.
The idea is to cool the blade and have it pull the fluid into the cut on the work
Donkey Saw Cooling 1.jpgDonkey Saw Cooling 2.jpg

Fluid should not be splashing into the drip tray in large quantity!
Donkey Saw incorrect cooling.jpg

When too much coolant gets spilled into the drip tray, it can be topped up with a small quantity of fresh water (add just sufficient to re-start the flow).

When the mix gets too diluted, it can be topped up with a strong mix (to allow ongoing dilution) of cutting fluid and water as part of the general maintenance process by the tools team.


Rating Plate

Feed from a 16amp 3 Phase supply


Eclipse 14"x 1.1/4" .062 10tpi HSS power hacksaw blade hack saw 350 x 32 x 1.6mm Eclipse 14"x 1.1/4" .062 6tpi HSS power hacksaw blade hack saw 350 x 32 x 1.6mm

Spare blade are kept in a tube attached to the wall behind the machine.