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Posted on Old band saw- Can anyone tell me about it??

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#1 posted 03-01-2021 12:16 AM

Thank you all.

I got the saw in the end for 180. It takes a while for those wheels to power up but it runs well it seems. I tried out a 6 inch log I had lying around and it got through it well even with an old blade. The motor did have specs on it but I think some of you may be correct about home made components (flywheels and blade guards). But the rest of it doesn’t look home made. Now I just need to throw a resaw blade on it and see if it can handle a real job!

One more question to the group: should I do any maintenance to the flywheels or other parts? Maybe the motor can be cleaned? I’m new to a saw like this but it’s resaw capacity is what got me interested. I’ve even considered throwing a better motor on it- is that a waste of $$$?

Thanks in advance

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