[GSBN] Straw Bale Cutting Tool - Any Ideas

André de Bouter forum at lamaisonenpaille.com
Wed Sep 27 14:13:43 CDT 2017


Hello,

Love the plasma torch...

Catherine, the ecococoon tool you mention looks cool, and moves fast. 
Does anyone know what tool it is?

A very popular cutting tool for cutting bales here in France is the 
crocodile saw
Afbeeldingsresultaat voor scie cocodile Bosch

The advantage over the chainsaw is that their is no chain. (chains can 
break and end up in nasty places) and no straw gets pulled.
They have 2 blades...  One holds the straw, while the other cuts it. 
Just like a Gillette razor, eh.

Dewalt has a similar machine, but their teeth do not go all the way to 
the end of the blade.

Gernot Minke used them for cutting the bales beveled, to make vaults. He 
fixed 2 of them on a table and then they pushed the bales through.
Not as fast as fast as a lumbersaw of course. But a heck easier to drag 
arround for the 'small' jobs. And needs less power.

I've heard, but not seen, there are chainsaw-blades for cutting straw.

André - clean-shaven - de Bouter
France

Le 15/09/2017 à 09:12, Caroline Meyer White a écrit :
> Hi David,
>
> We too have used portable saw mills, and been very satisfied with the 
> ease, the straight cut, the speed etc. It is been a little while, 
> since I stood next to one, but as I recall they also come high voltage.
>
> My colleague just shared this with me today, which could also be of 
> inspiration a short glips of how Ecococoon cut their strawpanels, if 
> you go to 1:04 minutes. - Besides being a great product, if you ask me :)
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn2-MLtHP-w 
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn2-MLtHP-w>
>
> Something out of line, which got me excited, a renewal of the old 
> Stramit plate, and idea we have talked about and here somebody set up 
> the whole produtionline, entertaining and brilliant, I think:
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6CnrhTKyGw 
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6CnrhTKyGw>
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> 2017-09-14 22:31 GMT+02:00 Caroline Meyer White 
> <kontakt at glarbowhite.dk <mailto:kontakt at glarbowhite.dk>>:
>
>     Hi David,
>
>     We too have used portable saw mills, and been very satisfied with
>     it. It is been a little while, since I was standing next to one,
>     but as I recall they also come highvoltage.
>
>     My colleague just shared this with me today, which could also be
>     of inspiration a short glips of how Ecococoon cut their
>     strawpanels, if you go to 1:04 minutes. - Besides being a great
>     product, if you ask me :)
>
>     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn2-MLtHP-w
>     <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn2-MLtHP-w>
>
>     Something out of line, which got me excited, a renewal of the old
>     Stramit plate, and idea we have talked about and here somebody set
>     up the whole produtionline, entertaining and brilliant, I think:
>
>     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6CnrhTKyGw
>     <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6CnrhTKyGw>
>
>     2017-09-13 17:32 GMT+02:00 Chris Magwood
>     <chris at endeavourcentre.org <mailto:chris at endeavourcentre.org>>:
>
>         A photo, to elaborate...
>
>
>         On 2017-09-13 11:20 AM, David Arkin, AIA 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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