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Offline appletree

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Kennedy Hexacut 60 power hacksaw
« on: February 03, 2019, 05:32:31 AM »
Hi I have a Kennedy Hexacut 60 power hacksaw I find it a good stablemate to my larger Rapidor. I should like to spruce the Hexacut up a bit, what I require is a replacement bellows for the damper.
I doubt you can buy them anymore, any old stock probably perished, has anybody done any modification or got any helpful ideas

Phil

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Re: Kennedy Hexacut 60 power hacksaw
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 05:38:37 AM »
How about a photo? Give us an idea about what your talking about!

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Re: Kennedy Hexacut 60 power hacksaw
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019, 07:30:19 AM »
Not the best picture but it shows the offending bellows riding up as they do,
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Re: Kennedy Hexacut 60 power hacksaw
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 09:01:26 AM »
Scrambler motorbike fork gaiter?

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Re: Kennedy Hexacut 60 power hacksaw
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 09:11:11 AM »
I had been thinking on those line and keeping an eye out, thanks for the idea

Phil

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Re: Kennedy Hexacut 60 power hacksaw
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2019, 10:28:13 AM »
How about a brake master cylinder gaiter?

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Re: Kennedy Hexacut 60 power hacksaw
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2019, 11:53:29 AM »
Now that is a possibility cheers

Phil

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Re: Kennedy Hexacut 60 power hacksaw
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2019, 12:02:26 PM »
Steering rack gaiter ?

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Re: Kennedy Hexacut 60 power hacksaw
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2019, 03:30:38 PM »
I'd go visit your local old time car parts store with the bellows in hand.
Mcmaster has a wide selection too.

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Re: Kennedy Hexacut 60 power hacksaw
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 08:16:09 AM »
I'm fairly sure I used one off a clutch or brake master cylinder.  I needed to make a disc which the rod and adjusting screw went through.  I thought I even had a spare but I just checked and it's too large.

It might be worth hunting online for a Girling catalogue.

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Re: Kennedy Hexacut 60 power hacksaw
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2019, 05:09:44 AM »
Thanks for that a picture of yours fitted would be helpful please, just trying to source a new belt, thinking of ribbed belt running inside out, thing is one size is too long, the next available size is way too small

Phil

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Re: Kennedy Hexacut 60 power hacksaw
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2019, 05:46:16 AM »
Thanks for that a picture of yours fitted would be helpful please, just trying to source a new belt, thinking of ribbed belt running inside out, thing is one size is too long, the next available size is way too small

Phil
I modified mine to use a poly-v belt - no more slippage or the belt climbing off.

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Re: Kennedy Hexacut 60 power hacksaw
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2019, 06:45:21 AM »
Thanks for that a picture of yours fitted would be helpful please, just trying to source a new belt, thinking of ribbed belt running inside out, thing is one size is too long, the next available size is way too small

Phil
I modified mine to use a poly-v belt - no more slippage or the belt climbing off.
Hi you say modified, I assume 2 new pulleys? What size belt did you use please? Is the mod on here?

Phil

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Re: Kennedy Hexacut 60 power hacksaw
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2019, 07:48:53 AM »
I modified the large pulley. Just machined a flat and then added 4 or 5 grooves for a J section belt. I can't remember if I found a small pulley or made one.

I got rid of the saw about 15 years ago when I acquired a Clarke bandsaw for free.

Before I modified it it was more or less unusable.
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Re: Kennedy Hexacut 60 power hacksaw
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2019, 12:13:39 PM »
OK. Here's a picture.  You may be able to see the white disc that the damper rod and adjusting screw go through.   I did that to give something for the gaiter to seal on at the top end.   As I recall there is a rib on the disc to fit a groove in the gaiter.

You may be able to see that mine is the model that came without a motor.  It originally had a V belt pulley and when I acquired it there was an enormously heavy gearmotor.  I wanted to change that as there's no point in such a small saw that I couldn't pick up. I couldn't get sufficient reduction from an ordinary induction motor with V belts so I have gone for a poly V belt drive with two new pulleys.

Russell
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Re: Kennedy Hexacut 60 power hacksaw
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2019, 01:50:39 PM »
Thanks for that, I have ordered a toothed timing belt which hopefully I will run inside out, If that fails I will roll my sleeves up and machine some Serpentine pulleys, regarding the gator a trip to the local motor factors or the autoumble is in order

Phil