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Blog entry by ralbuck posted 11-25-2013 02:27 AM 3820 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just an interesting saw I found on C’list here in Portland OR

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For sale: 36” Bandsaw – $450 (NW Washington County)

This is a project bandsaw, from the early 1900’s, by HB Smith of New Jersey. Rebuild it and use it, or display it as an antique art piece! Weighs 1000 lbs. or so, I can load, and possibly deliver. $450

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#1 posted 11-25-2013 02:31 AM

The cool factor is off the charts on this thing. But With 36” wheels, the blade will be uber expensive!!

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#2 posted 11-25-2013 02:35 AM

I thought it to interesting not to share!

As The Portland area is strongly connected to the Pacific Ocean; with locks etc, oceanfreighters run over 100 miles inland on the Columbia. This may have been a shipwrights saw and with the flat belt could have been powered a number of differnt ways. Just an interesting piece!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 11-25-2013 04:20 AM

Thanks for sharing this band saw, what a find

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 11-25-2013 10:57 AM

I would love to restore it. Too bad it is so far away.

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#5 posted 11-25-2013 04:49 PM

That’s cool, there’s been another 36” for sale here for a few months but it looks like a pile of junk compared to this one. My concern with this saw is the two different wheels, I wonder if the to wheel was broken and replaced at some point.

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