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Forum topic by JWV4 posted 12-03-2016 06:37 AM 646 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-03-2016 06:37 AM


I found a Walker Turner Model BN1135 16 inch bandsaw on my local Craigslist, and I have a few questions about it. From what I have read, it weighs about 500 pounds, is that correct? The 500 pounds is pretty intimidating, and I would need to rent a trailer to move it back home.

Does anyone know how the saw comes apart? If I took it apart, could I move it into a trailer by myself or with a little help? For instance, do the cast iron wheels come off, does the table come off, and does the top half come off of the base easily?

Any information is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,


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#1 posted 12-03-2016 07:13 AM

You will be able to dis-assemble it somewhat, remove motor and wheels. The frame should be one piece and solid Cast! Still very heavy. Two men and a boy should be able to do the job.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 12-03-2016 01:23 PM

Two men and a boy should be able to do the job.

- Andre

What’s the boy for?

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#3 posted 12-03-2016 01:39 PM

Two men and a boy should be able to do the job.

- Andre

What s the boy for?

- Picklehead

I believe he’s just quoting an old Southern saying… “It’s heavy, but 2 men and a boy could lift it”

Basically, it refers to “You’ll need help”

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#4 posted 12-03-2016 02:15 PM

I heard that the flat table (where you set your wood when you cut it) can be removed, and obviously the top can be removed from the base, right?

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#5 posted 12-03-2016 02:37 PM

You should remove the table. With bandsaws, the table is an obvious place to grab while lifting/moving which really can stress (and break) the tilt trunnions. It’ll also easily remove a significant portion of the weight.

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