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Offline JonathanJung

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Old bandsaw identification
« on: October 09, 2020, 08:19 PM »
I tried asking on OWWM but don't have enough posts to post a link:

https://olympic.craigslist.org/tls/d/port-townsend-32-bandsaw-for-sale/7207714063.html

anyone have any thoughts on this, it's quality or make? my new Grizzly 17" bandsaw is not running so smooth and I'm breaking Lennox Trimaster blades.

thanks!

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Offline jcrowe1950

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Re: Old bandsaw identification
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2020, 08:33 PM »
I tried asking on OWWM but don't have enough posts to post a link:

https://olympic.craigslist.org/tls/d/port-townsend-32-bandsaw-for-sale/7207714063.html

anyone have any thoughts on this, it's quality or make? my new Grizzly 17" bandsaw is not running so smooth and I'm breaking Lennox Trimaster blades.

thanks!
Looks like an old bandsaw somebody has customized......huge wheels and look at the size of the table...probably not as safe as modern saws but could be a great deal.
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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Old bandsaw identification
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2020, 08:40 PM »
Keith Rucker, Vintage Machines, has a YouTube channel where he restores really old machines. You might contact him and ask about the bandsaw.
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Old bandsaw identification
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2020, 09:37 PM »
Why don't you just ask the person who listed the saw for more information or to send you a photo of the data plate so you can see what you're buying.

Once you have that you can probably find more info or maybe a manual and also get some reports on its performance.
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Offline JonathanJung

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Re: Old bandsaw identification
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2020, 11:14 AM »
Keith Rucker, Vintage Machines, has a YouTube channel where he restores really old machines. You might contact him and ask about the bandsaw.

thank you, I'll give that a try.

Offline JonathanJung

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Re: Old bandsaw identification
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2020, 11:15 AM »
Why don't you just ask the person who listed the saw for more information or to send you a photo of the data plate so you can see what you're buying.

Once you have that you can probably find more info or maybe a manual and also get some reports on its performance.

I did ask him but he says he couldn't find any sort of name / branding anywhere. Surely someone didn't grind it off the castings?