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Picked it up last night. :) Not sure if I posted the pictures correctly?
 
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I should have started another post, I'm sorry Alan.. :(

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No problem Pete, glad yours is on this thread as well.

And yes, they gave you the proper one. Congratulations and you are going to like that saw for sure.

How did you get it out of your trailer? How was Elite Metals to deal with?
 

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I backed my trailer up into the garage and put down some 1/2" rod I had laying around, the trailer pivots back, just slid the saw back trailer tilted down and off. I did have to have a couple of my delivery guys from work come over to help get it off the skid. LOL Elite was great, Matt had the saw and fork truck ready to go when I got there.. They are in the process of adding a show room for their products, glad I don't live to close to them I would be broke all of the time..
 
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Okay Pete, sounds like you had a plan. If you keep buying equipment you are going to need an engine lift! That is one of Harbor Freight's best offerings when the 2 tonner is on sale.
 

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Hahaha no doubt. I rented one for a case of beer when I bought a 700lb cold saw years ago, sure did come in handy. Tonight I'm going to install the screw style vise and verify 8lbs of head pressure and put that puppy to work!..
 
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Heed Paco's advice and break the blade in. See Paco's advice in post #5 above.
 

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I should have started another post, I'm sorry Alan.. :(

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I like the new saw Pete. You are going to love it. Thanks for posting.
 

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Thanks Randy, Sorry bout that. And thanks Alan I'll go easy for the 10 mins. or so. Do you guys just slow the head down with the hydraulic cylinder when breaking in a new blade or just hand hold the head? I'm going from a 4 x 6 saw so this saw is a whole new ball game for me. :)

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Thanks Randy, Sorry bout that. And thanks Alan I'll go easy for the 10 mins. or so. Do you guys just slow the head down with the hydraulic cylinder when breaking in a new blade or just hand hold the head? I'm going from a 4 x 6 saw so this saw is a whole new ball game for me. :)

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You're welcome. No harm done.

I myself had good luck just using the control on the feed cylinder turned down to a slow rate. But then, I am in no hurry and rarely push the saw hard anyway.
 

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Great, thanks again. So just so long as the saw is making chips at a slow pace for ten min. I should be good?
 

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That saw is a piece of art.
 

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A piece of art right up to the big Ellis stenciled across it. To me, that makes it look cheap. A discreet badge would be nicer.

Just my opinion, of course.
 

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Great, thanks again. So just so long as the saw is making chips at a slow pace for ten min. I should be good?
Here maybe this will help. Here is a link to Ellis's website page that explains it.

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Thanks Randy! :)
 

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Welcome to the Ellis club! I bought mine last year. Moving up from a 4x6 as I did, your really going to love this saw. It's a big step up in performance and capacity.

I had to adjust my guide bearings initially not because it wasn't cutting straight, but it was making a peculiar noise. Other than that, mine has been great for the year I have owned it. The only other thing I have done to mine is to add wheels to the front to make it easier to move. It's supposed to be portable in its current state but unless your built like JJ Watt, it's nothing you will want to move on a regular basis. These things are heavy.

You will also want to make some clamps to help secure short pieces of stock. Even with 2 vices anything shorter than about 10" is hard to hold. Here is a pic of the ones I made.
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I got the idea from a guy named Ray on another forum. I use them all the time. The trick is finding some round 6" or 7" diameter pipe with a thick enough wall. I had to purchase an 18" section so I now have a lifetime supply.
 

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Awesome idea on the pipe hold downs, I was going to sell my vise that came with the saw maybe I'll keep? Do you have any pictures of your front wheels, sounds like those mike come in handy.. :)

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Definitely keep the extra vise. It comes in handy for holding short or odd shaped stock. It's easy to remove which you will need to do if cutting angles. I will look for pics of the wheels. They were a must for me.
 

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Yeah, I know my little 1100 is a beast to move and I even made a longer handle. Make sure the head is up to move the center of gravity to the back also. I really think they could move the wheels a little farther forward to help.

BSS1, great idea on the clamp. I think I can come up with a similar arrangement with out the expense of a special pipe. I know I also need to design and build a stop.
 

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Thanks BSS1 and Randy, both front wheels and a stop will come in real handy. Let me know what you come up for a stop Randy, I had made one for my cold saw but I sold it with the saw.

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Bss1 if you have more of that pipe you might want to try and cut a v in one side of those for doing round stock? Might have to make a slightly thick pair?
 

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Ok I found some pics of my wheel set up. My concoction is probably more than what is needed but it works wonderfully and I didn't have to drill or weld anything on the saw. It is secured using the front foot mounts. At the time, I scoured the internet looking for pics of someone else's wheel mod and couldn't find any.

When my saw was delivered, one of my rear plastic wheels was broken. I couldn't find a 10" replacement to match the other damaged one so I bought I think a pair of 12" wheels for the back. This raised the saw height which I liked and made for more ground clearance under the front feet for more mobility. I started with a 2 wheel carriage set up, then added a third center wheel to balance the load. I don't think the third center wheel is necessary but I had one on hand and it's somewhat belts and suspenders. I also mounted wheels to the small stock stand that are threaded for height adjustment. I have been really pleased with it. It took some effort to make sure the base was leveled before the wheel brackets were welded up but it is level and wheels around the shop and out on to the driveway on occasion with no problem whatsoever.

Since completing this mod I saw some pics posted by Paco that show a much simpler mod that may be a better way to go.

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Oh and here is a pic of the factory stop that is part of the stock stand that may give you some ideas to make your own.
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Thank you! Killer looking set up man.. :)
 
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Sweet saw Pete! My 1800 has not missed a beat since 2005 and it lives outside :(. If you plan on cutting to its maximum, you should level it during use (not resting on front castors) IMO.
 

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Thanks Paco! :)
Hope you put some sun block on that 1800 that AZ. UV is wicked. lol My brother and sister in-law came to our cabin in northern Michigan in July for a week, their also from AZ. temps were in the low 80's up there. They were loving it. hahaha After seeing some of your stands you have made for some much heavier equipment I will most definitely keep that in mind on the leveling legs. Thanks for the heads up..

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