[GSBN] Straw Bale Cutting Tool - Any Ideas

Matts Myhrman mattsmy at gmail.com
Wed Sep 13 19:58:45 CDT 2017


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On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 8:20 AM, David Arkin, AIA <david at arkintilt.com>
wrote:

> Hello Global Straw Balers:
>
> CASBA has a workshop coming up, fitting bales between studs in a large
> three-story office building.  While many of the stud bays are 22 1/2” wide,
> set to easily fit 23” wide bales on end, many other bays are of lesser
> dimensions, requiring the ripping of the bales to a narrower width.
>
> We’ve successfully used electric chain saws to rip an occasional bale
> during bale-raisings, but the scale of this project suggests a better tool
> for this task.  One solution we’ve been mulling is a bandsaw (pic attached,
> covers off).  Thoughts on the pros & cons of this approach welcome.
>
> Wondering if anyone out there has found or devised a good tool for this
> task?  I searched the archives (thanks again Bill) and didn’t come up with
> any prior discussion on this topic, surprisingly.
>
> Thanks all,
>
> David ‘must get ripped’ Arkin / ATA & CASBA
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