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#1 posted 02-28-2021 07:06 PM

I don’t have any idea what make it is. Looks old. What is the HP rating of the motor. That will probably tell you a lot about it’s resaw capabilities. For your info, just raise the upper blade guides as far up as they go, and measure between the bottom of the guide and the table. That’s the resaw maximum. What size are the band wheels? They look to be solid cast iron. Check and see if there are a set of lower blade guides. A lot of old saws didn’t have lower guides.

This could be a great project saw, or a real nightmare. Depends on how interested you are in working on tools. If you’re just looking for a band saw, and have no interest in building or modifying tools definitely pass. If you’re into tool building (and it sounds like you’re not) it could turn into an interesting project. Jim

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