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Balfor circular saw for firewood - we have the 700 SB 2014 model, it's well designed/solid piece of kit, apart from service to engine, two springs have been replaced, plus a belt and starter cord in last 5 years. The tungsten tipped saw blade which hasn't been sharpen yet is still cutting but due a service. It is used mainly for converting split billets into logs but also cutting cordwood (can handle up to 2m lengths with log support), the max cut is 295mm but struggles with some species of dry hardwood at that dia. It has a Chinese Rato engine which looks like a Honda copy (Honda engine was an option but more expensive). It can be moved manually over a solid surface if not too rough (new yard tow version would be easier to move) and has a hook point to lift the machine - it is very noisy if that is a consideration. The version we have has a log grip which is useful/safe with blade offset to right of operator. Logs drop off the end of tilting table when cut and sawdust is blow away downward/away from operator.


The Rock 700 saw bench mention in previous post by Mowtown NI  - machine has a good engine, a good blade and tow hitch useful for moving around yard but machine doesn't appear to be able to measure multiple long lengths, doesn't have a log support either for cutting cordwood and sawdust is blown towards operator which is a really bad design.

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