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Question anyone have tips on changing out the saw on a Frame Square saw?

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by joemillsaps, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. joemillsaps

    joemillsaps Grumbler in Training

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  2. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

  3. Rick Bergeron - CPF

    Rick Bergeron - CPF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Thats definitely different from any frame square saw i've seen.
     
  4. Joe B

    Joe B SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    That doesn't appear to be a Frame Square Saw - can you take a picture of the tag showing the type, model, & serial number?
     
  5. joemillsaps

    joemillsaps Grumbler in Training

    Will get info from saw and post. Thanks.
     
  6. joemillsaps

    joemillsaps Grumbler in Training

    here is a photo of the front of the saw and of the label on the motor...nothing else that I can see for ID..Is it possible this is a Frankenstein home made unit with a Frame Square table and other stuff cobbled together?
     

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  7. Rick Bergeron - CPF

    Rick Bergeron - CPF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I dont see anything frame square about that. Maybe a poor imitation attempt at a knock off. The motor label is that of the motor mfr.
     
  8. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    I have only used a Frame Square saw at one job in the early 90's.
    Every other saw that I've used has been a CTD or a Pistorius or just a Morso chopper.

    The motor in the saw picture seems to be from a company that once was in Wisconsin but later made motors in India...o_O
    Here are a couple of pictures of a typical Frame Square saw and it's like the one I once used.
    I think that they were all black.
    Very different from the one posted by the OP except for the 90° design that I never really liked because it takes up more area in the room when cutting unless you can put it in a corner.
    Frame_Moulding_Cutting_Joining_Equipment_ufe1118a_Large_Deane_NC.jpg ZQT_3099.JPG
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
  9. joemillsaps

    joemillsaps Grumbler in Training

    For some reason I cant post photos. Will keep trying.
     
  10. Andrew Lenz Jr.

    Andrew Lenz Jr. MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    I have seen FrameSquare saws with the arms facing away as opposed to towards the operator, but nothing like in those photos—parts or otherwise. That particular saw looks nothing like anything I've ever seen in the FrameSquare line. I've never seen a saw like that one regardless—FrameSquare or otherwise!

    Andrew
     
  11. joemillsaps

    joemillsaps Grumbler in Training

    I have a Frankenstein I think. I believe the only way to change the blade is to remove the table and saw and flip it over to get to the shaft. I removed the guard but the slit that the saw goes thru does not widen at the back of the guard. It makes good cuts but will get a frame square when money allows.
     
  12. Joe B

    Joe B SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    With the frame square saw you have to remove the dust drawer to get at the blade. I can't tell if this one has a dust drawer or not. Do you have access to the blade through that side door?

    The saw that Andrew is talking about is the Frame Square Saw 4000 where the table handle is to the back side (looking at the point of the V). The Frame Square Saw 1000 has the table handle on the front side (looking inside the V). The saw you have doesn't look like either of those.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
  13. MarkyW

    MarkyW SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    On my Frame Square, you don't have to remove the dust drawer to get at the blade. There is a small access panel just to the right of the blade. Remove a few screws and you have access to the nut that holds the blade on. You just have to jam a piece of wood in the blade to loosen or tighten the nut, though.

    On the saw in the OP, I have no idea other than access through that side door, which wouldn't look easy to get to the blade nut. Also, on the OP photo, it looks like maybe the table top is stationary and the blade gets pulled into the moulding? Is that how that one works???
     
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  14. Joe B

    Joe B SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    You may be right but it is easier to access the nut by taking the drawer out and that is also what the owners manual tell you to do.
     
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