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Forum topic by kawakavi posted 07-29-2021 02:32 PM 558 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kawakavi

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07-29-2021 02:32 PM

Can someone let me what type of a bandsaw is this? Have no clue of the model. Any look alike bandsaw ones like this?


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LittleShaver

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#1 posted 07-29-2021 03:43 PM

No clue, but it looks like a beast of a machine.

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Lazyman

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#2 posted 07-29-2021 04:39 PM

A closeup of the plate or sticker might help.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#3 posted 07-29-2021 05:21 PM

Go to http://www.vintagemachinery.org

At the top of the page, click on the “Photo Index” button in the top bar, and then click on “Index by machine type” in the drop down menu.

On the next page, select “Band Saw” and click on the ‘submit’ button.

That will display a page of machines with thumbnail pictures that you can scroll through to try and find a match. Clicking on the machine will bring up additional pictures. If the machine is not an Asian import, you should be able to find it in there somewhere. Good luck and happy hunting!

Cheers,
Brad

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#4 posted 07-29-2021 06:52 PM

Robust looking saw.

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kawakavi

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#5 posted 07-30-2021 03:55 AM

Thanks for the info! The importers have not taken a pic of the machine from the front / label, will updated when arrived. Thinking if to get this or go for a Hitachi resaw.

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#6 posted 07-30-2021 07:39 AM

Personally I like the older tools. Might be harder to find parts but if you like messing with equipment go with the old.
If you don’t like working on things but would rather focus on woodworking only go with new. I don’t know who made that thing but it looks like a hoss!I have a old 1955 Powermatic P100 planer and I think you could almost run tree trunks thru that thing.

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kawakavi

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#7 posted 07-30-2021 09:52 AM

Yah true, got the check the bearing if it’s a babbitt bearing then its a pass :p
Btw do you know whats with the turn handle? is it something to do with the weight to change the blade tension?


Personally I like the older tools. Might be harder to find parts but if you like messing with equipment go with the old.
If you don t like working on things but would rather focus on woodworking only go with new. I don t know who made that thing but it looks like a hoss!I have a old 1955 Powermatic P100 planer and I think you could almost run tree trunks thru that thing.

- Barkley


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tvrgeek

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#8 posted 07-30-2021 10:41 AM

Might also check to see if the motor is 3 phase.
Sure is a cool looking monster.

Quick look in the history, I did not see anything like it. Maybe circa 1950’s. In any case it needs submission to the vintagemachinery.

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#9 posted 07-30-2021 11:36 AM

I did not see any in the index with that unique sharp angle in the C-frame. Most are with a round “C” or a strait section.

What language is the plate in?

Guessing some sort of automatic band tensioning system. By the sheave sizes, I am guessing it is a woodworking machine, not metal.

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CaptainKlutz

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#10 posted 07-30-2021 12:01 PM

Color and motor location are similar to old Hitachi B600 or CB75 model. But the ones I have seen had blade tension wheel on top, and not weighted tension device. Blade is pretty narrow for Hitachi band saws I have seen, as they used 2-3” wide blades and were designed for re-saw work.

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#11 posted 07-30-2021 01:11 PM

I’d vote for that being 3-phase. No capacitor hump on the motor (could be mounted remotely however) and the plug diameter smells like a twist loc.

Not much in the way of re-saw height if you plan on doing wide boards.

The blade tension system looks impressive! I’d be guessing that a refrigerator dolly won’t quite be enough and you’d better check the tire pressure on the ol’ mini-van 8^)

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AMZ

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#12 posted 07-30-2021 02:26 PM



Color and motor location are similar to old Hitachi B600 or CB75 model. But the ones I have seen had blade tension wheel on top, and not weighted tension device. Blade is pretty narrow for Hitachi band saws I have seen, as they used 2-3” wide blades and were designed for re-saw work.

- CaptainKlutz

I was going to post Hitachi as a maker, but without the front view, I am not even at 50% certain. However the height and robustness reminds meof Hitachi.

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kawakavi

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#13 posted 07-30-2021 05:43 PM

I think this the machine.
Well would love to have this but really worried about the bearing type. Can some on confirm if this looks like a babbitt bearing type?
Btw machine is japan made.
Company: http://www.kyowa-kiko.co.jp/e_index.html

Check this site out for Japanese woodworking machine.

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#14 posted 07-30-2021 06:05 PM

Looks like quality to me . The long upper shaft that extends out past the thickness of the frame is a very robust design.
Cheaper bandsaws use a short stub shaft that pivots behind the upper wheel. Barely making the requirements to tension a blade.
I don’t know anything about Babbit bearings so I cannot help you there.
Cool saw

-- Aj

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tvrgeek

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#15 posted 07-31-2021 11:45 PM

There was a bit on casting new Babbitt bearings in an old Fine Woodworking machines manual. Not really that hard, but by the 50’s or 60’s, I am sure they are modern. Looks like a really cool tool. I think I would just try to wobble the wheels If tight, no problem. Babbitt worked for several hundred years just fine.

Be sure it is submitted to the vintage tools.

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