Wandel Wooden 16" Bandsaw

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Project by SirSeth posted 04-13-2017 08:10 PM 1426 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I bought plans from Matthias Wandel 5 years ago and I finally got it done. Yeah, I got stuck on the internet for about 4 years… Works very well. Dayton 3/4hp 1750rpm capacitive start motor.

I modified to have 12” resaw, but otherwise stuck to the very detailed plans. Mathias has plans for a larger bandsaw now. I like everything about the saw except it has a bit of a wobble—probably a wheel a little out of balance or something. That fault isn’t enough to change cutting performance for what I’ve tried to do yet.

Better views of the finished saw at Youtube:

-- What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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#1 posted 04-13-2017 08:26 PM

Is that enough power to drive that?
More power is better, or so I found out. Always go bigger than you think on power..

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 04-13-2017 09:43 PM

Looks nice :) I took almost as long to find the opportunity to build mine after buying the plans :D It’s a great bandsaw. Looks good painted red also.

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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#3 posted 04-15-2017 02:27 AM

Greetings Jeff,
So far power is good, but I have not tried to cut the full height of oak or something hard yet. I was trying to keep price down and that’s what I could find used and cheap. The blade and configuration of teeth should be considred for things needing a much deeper cut. With the right blade and going easy on the feed rate and it’ll be fine for my uses.
Cheers, Seth

-- What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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#4 posted 04-15-2017 10:21 AM

Very brave of you to make home made bandsaw!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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