Old Taiwan band saw identity and correct tooth bevel for cross cut saw

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Forum topic by ozdude posted 12-01-2018 07:48 AM 1421 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-01-2018 07:48 AM

Hi all. Picked up this band saw at a garage sale for a good price and have searched the internet intensely to try and work out the manufacturer but can’t find anything like it. It’s made out of aluminum, Taiwan 1983, and has a 1/3 hp motor. It’s old but still runs really smooth and quiet so I presume it was from a quality maker at that time. I’m guessing the diagonal rectangle on the top section once had a manufacturers logo. Anyone recognize it?

Also picked up an old Disston cross cut saw at the same sale. It has absolutely butchered teeth so I’m painstakingly evening them all up. What a job! Anyway, lots of opinions on the net about the desired cutting angle/bevel for the tooth. Some say 30 degrees, others say 25 degrees. Does it matter that much between those two and if so why?

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#1 posted 12-01-2018 05:57 PM

No help on the bandsaw manufacturer..
On the Disston crosscut saw, I’d say the tooth “set” may be more critical than the bevel. The experts here will chime in.

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#2 posted 12-01-2018 08:44 PM

Thanks. I thought the set looked after itself, as in my saw has 9 teeth per inch so I fix my saw set at 9 TPI and go for it.

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