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Old 01-07-2007, 04:03 AM   #1
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Hi evreyone. I've been lurking and reading all the posts and this looks like a super forum for scrollers. I am a retired firefighter, and have dabbled in woodworking (in one form or another ) for many years. I bought a used saw this week, decided to see how addicted I get before committing big bucks on a new one. I bought a RBI hawk 220, made in the mid to late eighties. It only has an on-off switch, but underneath it looks like you can change the belt to two different positions. I checked the Hawk web site and it looks like I can download a PDF manual , once I figure out which one I need. I talked to Mike and ordered the sample pack of FD blades to get me started, plus the book he reccomended. That about covers where I'm at right now, many questions to follow I'm sure !
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Hello Snkysnake, Welcome aboard our forum. That Hawk should service you well. As for questions just ask away. If you add your name some of us might even use it. Steve
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Welcome to the forum. I have only been on it for a month, and I have learned so much from the good folks here. You have a great saw to start out with. I just got a Hawk 220 my self but it is variable speed. For the most part I just leave it at one speed and rarely change it. One thing that does help is a foot control so it can quickly be stopped if a blade breaks or comes out of the holders. Ask any questions you may have and you will get a lot of good answers and suggestions, the people on this forum are so helpful.
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Thanks for the welcome everyone , it's good to be here. A foot switch is the next thing on the list. That new Hawk 220 sure looks good, and the sale is awesome, but the wife was looking at a new T.V. this week , and the LCD gods won! I did all right on my e- bay saw tho, $200 for a saw in good condition, just no owners manual. I will probably post a question elsewhere on this forum and see if someone can positivly I.D. my saw , so I can download the right owners manual. Thanks again for the welcome, BTW the names Larry .
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Hi Larry, and welcome again. If you can get that info up about that saw I am sure there are some people here that can help you I.D. it. Steve
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Larry, congrats on the saw purchase. Im sure with a little searching online, you will be able to locate a pattern to make a portrait for your neighbor to the west of you! Dale
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Hi Larry and welcome. We have a few other folks here from California. What part do you hail from??
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Thanks for the welcome guys, I am from the high desert , about 90 miles east of Bakersfield. I think I got the saw figured out , I downloaded a manual, ordered some new blade holders and belts, and have a book in the mail on the basics. BTW , the saw is an oldie butr goodie , circa 1985 -1988 It runs great and seems to cut good too. LArry
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