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  HI, Great site you have here , I have a O&R generator an ran across this saw the other day but I’m unable to find anything about it on the net . Then I came across this site , I bet someone here has seen this . Any info would be appreciated 

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That's a JB Power chipper saw. I have one but have no idea what it was actually designed for. It does cut nice 3/4 wide dado joint slots.

Mine didn't have that little bar guide on the bottom so that adds to the mystery. Pretty rare O&R tool as I thought I had the only one! LoL Just haven't seen another until now, even on the web

 

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Thanks for the info , I was told it was for building log cabins but I don’t know anything about that … Time to disassemble it an run it through the vapor blaster an get it ready to restore ,,

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Hi Edman6625 you have a vapor blaster at home ? is it home built or commercial made ? I would love one ta Daren

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The coil cover & cylinder cooling baffle/shield is very similar, to that used on the Comet tools range.

To me the logo almost looks like a tree, with a bit missing.

 

Edit: Is this another on the chainsaw collectors forum? it's quite an old post, described as being a J B Bennett product, no picture of the decal though.

http://www.chainsawcollectors.se/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?p=7481&sid=aa179800760c2ce76999ac114cc7cf94#p7481

 

David

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A bit of research which may or may not be related.

 

I've found a reference to a J. B. Bennett Power Chipper, it's described as a mechanical gum harvester, developed by farmer Julian Bennett, the date of 1962 fits with the age of the engine. Link below from the web archive, as the original is offline ATM;

http://web.archive.org/web/20210419002330/https://sclfind.libs.uga.edu/atfa/timeline/index.html

 

And a patent for a power tree chipper, a portable unit powered with "one-half horse-power two cycle" engine, for chipping bark from trees to allow harvesting of sap or gum.

Date the patent was applied for was also 1962, but the machine shown in the diagrams differs, also has a built in sprayer using the exhaust conduit and a fuel cut-off valve in the handle.

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=US&NR=3121974A&KC=A&FT=D&ND=4&date=19640225&DB=&locale=en_EP#

 

David

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The one I bought came from Georgia if that helps any? Maybe the gum harvester thing is what it was for

4 hours ago, factory said:

To me the logo almost looks like a tree, with a bit missing.

Maybe intentionally ?

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The patent was filed by two people from Wrightsville Ga (Georgia), it seems a very specialist use, possibly they didn't sell many of them.

And pine trees are mentioned in the patent too, this would fit with the JB tree shaped logo.

 

Can anyone confirm the engine Type/Model used, I suspect it might be Type 97, this is listed as a "Chipper Saw" from Comet Industries, Type 97 is not mentioned in any of the Comet literature I've seen, could they have made it for JB Bennett?

 

David

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13 hours ago, factory said:

Can anyone confirm the engine Type/Model used, I suspect it might be Type 97, this is listed as a "Chipper Saw" from Comet Industries, Type 97 is not mentioned in any of the Comet literature I've seen, could they have made it for JB Bennett?

I can but the saw will need to be disassembled to get to that end of the engine. It's buried in the saw mount. Maybe @Edman6625 can report back if his is taken a part

It makes perfect sense for everything you found as it's the same exact set up like a Comet circular saw with the belt drive to the blade, The coil cover screams Comet Industries, the chainsaw type teeth on the blade say it's intended for raw wood. The bottom plate certainly isn't intended for finish work as the screw heads protrude out just a little. Mine definitely came from Georgia. 

Sure seems to be such a specialized tool to be mass produced. How many gum sappers can there be?

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