Northfield 30” band saw

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Forum topic by SweetTea posted 10-09-2019 09:05 PM 504 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-09-2019 09:05 PM

Any one have any experience with a Northfield 30” bandsaw? I can get it for $750. It’s in good shape and has a 5HP 3 phase motor. I am ok with that. Would like to get it to resaw and such. Only thing is that the guides are kind of worn out. Too much play and difficult to keep set. Would a set of Carter guides fit one of these?

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#1 posted 10-10-2019 12:24 AM

Northfield is still in business, and sells any part you need.

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#2 posted 10-10-2019 12:46 AM

The shop I took woodworking classes in (WTC in La Crosse, WI) had two of them … they were beasts!

I don’t know if Carter guides would fit, but as Nick424 points out, Northfield is still in business and should be able to provide parts

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#3 posted 10-10-2019 10:28 AM

Northfield tools are top notch, if you can otherwise deal with a saw that size, you’d better grab it. As mentioned above they are still in business and if you’re so inclined they will rebuild/refurbish their tools.

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