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Buffalo 14" Band Saw Rescue #1

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Blog entry by Doug posted 09-08-2020 08:09 PM 308 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone. I pray that you are all well.

This is the beginning of a blog series that will detail how I perform repairs and tune-ups on a Buffalo 14” Band Saw that I purchased for $80.00. A long time ago I did the same thing with a Cummins Mack 14” band saw.


The one major difference between the Buffalo and the Cummins Mack is that I won’t have to make upper and lower blade guides. You can watch how I did that for the Cummins Mack here.

This is the current condition of the Buffalo



Anyway, the saw does run but the previous owner didn’t do anything to make sure that it operated well. It did come with two 1/2” metal cutting blades and one 1/4” 4 tpi wood cutting blade that is useless.

As you can see from the pictures there are no tires to speak of. Cosmetically, it is showing its age.

All in all, I think that once I get it all finished, it will do the very thing I need it to do – to cut material with some degree of accuracy.

Thanks for taking time to read this. Take care.

-- Doug



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#1 posted 09-08-2020 09:03 PM


Yes, you ll have to tilt your head sideways in order to see things properly. Not my fault, they were vertical when I uploaded them.

Thanks for taking time to read this. Take care.

- Doug

I know it sounds rude, it’s not intended that way, but it’s up to you to get them oriented properly. Lots of jocks simply won’t read a post at all if the pics aren’t right side up. It’s not hard. Not as challenging as the band saw rebuild you’re about to undertake, anyway.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#2 posted 09-10-2020 10:08 PM

Ah, much better doug, thanks.

FYI.

Your phone (I assume) is you camera. If you take the pics in landscape mode, home button on the right (volume buttons at the bottom of the phone as it’s turned for landscape pics) the pics are directly upload able in the proper orientation, without editing.

All my LJ pics are landscape for that reason, pretty much.

Good luck with the refurb!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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