Bandsaw Table, Mobile Base and Restoration

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Project by joeysjunk posted 11-24-2013 11:40 PM 5984 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my bandsaw. According to Delta it was manufactured in October 1942…and when I bought it, it was pretty rough (last picture). I am a big fan of restoring old tools, so I put a little work into it and now have a great tool! I added a new motor, riser kit, link belt, power switch, blade guard, mobile base and auxiliary table. The table is made from 3/4 birch plywood trimmed in maple, covered with laminate. The fence is not finished yet, but I couldn’t wait to post the pictures. Thanks.

-- Joey

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#1 posted 11-24-2013 11:42 PM

What a great save and a wonderful band saw. Great looking.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 11-25-2013 12:09 AM

Nice job, on that classic bandsaw.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 11-25-2013 12:10 AM

Nice auxiliary table and great restoration. How did you attach the auxiliary table? Look forward to seeing how you did the fence.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 11-25-2013 12:24 AM

I haven’t attached the table yet…I was thinking of tapping holes in the side of the original table and securing with thumb screws. I’ll post that and the fence when they are done.

-- Joey

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#5 posted 11-25-2013 01:33 AM

Great job, Joey!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#6 posted 11-25-2013 01:52 AM

Joey—These were great machines … looks like you did a superb job of restoring it. Congrats!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#7 posted 11-25-2013 02:29 AM

Sweet refurb, now enjoy the fruits of your labors.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#8 posted 11-25-2013 03:18 AM

Night and day difference ….excellent restoration

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#9 posted 11-25-2013 03:37 AM

Nice restoration on the saw. The table and mobile base are really nice additions.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#10 posted 11-25-2013 04:26 AM

Great looking refurbish, I have owned a couple of these, they are great saws. Now enjoy!

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#11 posted 11-25-2013 01:10 PM

I love it! Nothing beats the old, heavy cast iron of vintage American tools. They are rock solid, and a great buy if you’re a hobbyist like me and can’t afford similar quality in the new models. I refurbed a ‘48 Power King 912, which I love! They even had better logos back then! With some new paint, bearings, and blade, can’t beat the performance. I still need to add the table, and I like the looks of yours.

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#12 posted 11-25-2013 03:56 PM

You made a great looking machine.


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#13 posted 11-25-2013 06:19 PM

Joey, that’s great! I like that idea a lot. My saw has a similar ugly table and I actually red laminate like that left over from my assembly table project. So they’d match, which would be cool.

Well done.

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#14 posted 11-25-2013 11:08 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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