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    Similar experiences

    Hi I have a cast iron a Parkanson PHS. My biggest problem was getting it out of my van previous owner had a truck with a hoist so it went in easy enough. A mate loaned me an engine hoist so problem...
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    Fly press

    I have to admit I like making tools more than things but I do make stuff. The press only cost me $300 so less than my small anvil and I can see it being equally useful. Probably wonít make any...
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    Orientation

    Thanks Bob how is it done, for next time?
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    Jaws

    I have an old offset cast iron vice that someone broke and it had been rewelded. Good job for strength but the jaws were not quite aligned. I closed the jaws and ran an angle grinder cutting blade...
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    Cut and shut

    Thanks, yes the rod is too long but I would rather pack the jaws than cut it. I have read that some PHSs have holes enabling rear jaw to move forward for angle cuts and to use more of the blade. Mine...
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    here is a picture taken with iPad using portrait....

    here is a picture taken with iPad using portrait. Itís not upside down!
    :D

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    WA Midland Railway Workshop Anvil

    Bought this anvil about 5 years ago, seller told me he believed it came from the WAGR workshops in Midland. Had to buy it as my Dad was a fitter and turner there from after the war (WWII) until he...
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    Cutting short lengths

    Off thread a bit but found an old manual for a different PHS and it explained the hole in the left side of the movable jaw. It is there for cutting from stock that is shorter than half the jaw width....
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    solved, this is what forums are about!

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    Crocy
    your sister is right, attaching to back jaw is the go but I will bolt a spacer on there is already a hole there and I can drill another. Can do the same re blade usage but not as worried...
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    Orientation

    I read somewhere that the problem is taking the photo in landscape mode, portrait would work?
    cheers Peter
    ps thanks for fixing the photos
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    Good man!

    and the secret is....?:)
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    Cutter ďcĒ in background

    Bob
    what can you tell about the cuttingwheel on the grinder. I have had a run in with an anglegrinder using a cutting disk and am looking for something safer.

    cheers Peter
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    Crank pin

    Had a look at the crank canít see any way of adjusting it.

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    Crocy thanks that sounds like a possibility. I am...

    Crocy thanks that sounds like a possibility. I am having difficulty getting photos to work on any thread.
    Cheers Peter
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    Photos

    Photos on not working well may be inverted. I took these earlier before your post so not the crank.

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    Here are the photos I said I would take. I know...

    Here are the photos I said I would take. I know it is cluttered but the woodworking machine/lathe is moving out once it is renovated, gives me motivation to finish. The table is made of one inch...
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    More on vice

    Here are some photos, theyíre inverting, sorry donít know why and canít find a tool to rotate them.

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    Foot fault

    I was cutting a length of angle in a vice but didnít support cut off end and when it slumped under its weight it pinched the grinder blade. Grinder took off landed on my boot cut through, not steel...
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    North Perth WA

    Been browsing some threads, very useful and entertaining. Had a fight with an angle grinder this week and am confined to a chair with foot up for about a month. This forum is keeping me happy as I...
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    Parkanson power hacksaws

    They were made in Melbourne, I bought one so sought after by some. They are lovely machines especially in comparison with grinders and they donít heat the metal as they cut it and are relatively...
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    Thank you

    I have hurt myself and canít set up a photo but I will ponder packing inside the angle. Is there any way of lengthening the cutting stroke? Or something else I havenít considered.
    cheers
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    Parkanson Power Hacksaw 45 angle cut

    Have acquired a Parkanson PHS and want to cut some angle iron at 45 degrees. The vice allows this but the material doesnít then fall within the blade stroke. Tried putting packing behind the angle...
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