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Marvel no. 2 drag cut saw, WW2 Elwood Ordnance Plant


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Default Marvel no. 2 drag cut saw, WW2 Elwood Ordnance Plant

This came as basket case, son and i figure it had major "tool hit work" collision that bent main shaft and damaged gear where u couldn't tighten it to the shaft. He made new shaft and made a "top hat" repair to the gear. Also put new main shaft bushing in it.
Video of it running reel good. https://youtu.be/6AMl37kPvEY






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Dammit! Thanks to your video, now I've got to stop all my other projects and get my own Marvel No. 2 running. Seriously, thank you for the video. I bought one of these as a project for $60 a few years ago with the thought of "one of these days" and I was just looking at it a few hours ago before the sun went down. Mine has a 2 footish diameter flywheel, apparently for running it with a flat belt. I've already found and printed a manual from somewhere online. Do you have any good advice for do's or don'ts in getting these things going?
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Do not let the tool hit the work! The slotted drive bellcrank allows you to make a long or short stroke. If you make a adjustment there MAKE SURE the new stroke does not hit ur work. The work holding vise is adjustable for this reason. good luck with ur project and lets see it running. i'm gonna look for flywheel marvels now!
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I LOVE it! Repulsion motors are a favorite of mine, and I love seeing them with their old machines.

Old and obsolete? Beats the heck out of a hacksaw!
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Dammit! Thanks to your video, now I've got to stop all my other projects and get my own Marvel No. 2 running. Seriously, thank you for the video. I bought one of these as a project for $60 a few years ago with the thought of "one of these days" and I was just looking at it a few hours ago before the sun went down. Mine has a 2 footish diameter flywheel, apparently for running it with a flat belt. I've already found and printed a manual from somewhere online. Do you have any good advice for do's or don'ts in getting these things going?
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Marvel flywheel saw.
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I'm looking to trade this 1 for a belt drive flywheel model marvel power hacksaw.
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I don't see any paint left on mine. Nothing but rust. Does anyone know the correct original color? I was thinking it was probably some sort of machinery gray.
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I don't see any paint left on mine. Nothing but rust. Does anyone know the correct original color? I was thinking it was probably some sort of machinery gray.
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