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Forum topic by ChuckV posted 10-28-2020 03:28 PM 270 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-28-2020 03:28 PM

My son was recently given an old metal-cutting band saw. It is a Craftsman 108.22921, like this one.

The motor attached to it runs fine, but we are curious about its age and origin. It says both “Aeroil” and “Baldor”. We haven’t found anything about this motor online. Any insights would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 10-28-2020 03:58 PM

Can you get a better picture of the data plate, particularly the logo – what does it say inside the logo?

My guess is that it is a pretty standard Baldor motor that was badged for use on a Aeroil machine – they made oil burner machinery for things such as brush clearing, roofing, asphalt work, thawing, heating, power sprayers, tar kettles, etc…

There isn’t much info laying around about them, but here is a 1937 ad for their “No. 99 burner” that clearly has the same logo as the one on your motor:

Here is a page showing some of their products:


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#2 posted 10-28-2020 04:31 PM

Thanks Brad. Those are the types of machines that I found in my searching. The logo certainly matches:

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#3 posted 10-31-2020 02:55 AM

I’m sure that was not the original motor used on a Craftsman bandsaw. Someone had the motor laying around and put it on the bandsaw. Baldor makes some good motors.

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