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Old 06-06-2011, 07:46 AM   #1
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Old Bandsaw Getting Back To Life


this is an old bandsaw which i brought a year back that i havent had time to get working.

i had to have my neighbour reweld where the casting had broken on a rod that holds the adjustment,

i have got new baldes made, only cost me $65 ea, packet of festool jigsaw blades cost more.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:54 AM   #2
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That looks like a well made saw! It has a cast main frame, nice table, & excellent guides. It apears to be a 28" model, which is a good size for most work you could throw at it.

How do the tires look. I'd check out the crown, & runout. If needed, you can retrue the crown to get trouble free service the saw. It's not that hard to do.
Again....congrat's...it looks like a great saw!
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nice BS, that must be something of Arn history from your neck of the woods....Thornkley.


Way to go with the Arn MRG,,,,, what are the specs on her?

Planing on a restoration? Is that set up as a metal BS or wood?



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Looks like a nice heavy chunk of Arn. Keep us posted
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its a 32in wheel, not sure how many HP but it is 3ph, it came from a company that was making cedar and cypress gates.

going to set her up for timber.

not going to do full resto, just give her a grease and a clean then back into service,

any ideas for a fence that i can use besides an MDF box and a few clamps?
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MRG,
What is your first name... this MRG title is getting old.....

if you don't mind.....



Can you throw up a top snapper of the table... yes to the fence....





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its a 32in wheel, not sure how many HP
Here's some wheel diameters and hps for 6 saws
36", 5 hp, 7.5 hp, 7.5 hp
32", 3 hp
24", 3 hp, 3 hp

Looks like 3 to 4 hp.

The NEC tables on motors can probably help you size the electrical setup you'll need.

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MRG,
What is your first name... this MRG title is getting old.....

if you don't mind.....



Can you throw up a top snapper of the table... yes to the fence....





B,
its Gareth, i ll take a photo of the table next time i am at the factory,

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