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Old 09-26-2011, 09:03 PM   #41
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Cleaned out Mr. Babbit .....

Well, some of them....

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Old 09-26-2011, 09:37 PM   #42
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I found an earlier listing, sent him a pm. That Porter, 5hp/3PH leason motor or a Baldor 5hp single ph. It Does include a Surty guard....oh,,,,,

One more thing...........




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Its in MINNASOTA......Welcome to our world Cole..


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Sorry to be the idiot here but what's ARN an acronym for?
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Cast Iron.....refered to as Arn , OWWM rules.built no later than the late 70s and as early as early as you want to go...
American/English machinery

Here is a list of manufacturers ...


http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/pubs.aspx




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B, I already love it and I haven't even laid eyes on it, it's going to be perfect for me. Couldn't have bought it from a nicer guy either.
Cole, This 12" inch jointer is for sale in IL. $750. The guy selling it wasn't sure what make it is, but looks to me like a Yates? B will probably know. Also has babbitt bearings... B - what's the deal with babbitt bearings anyway?
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I'm also in contact with a guy in TN who is selling the same jointer I just got from Darcy - the Oliver that started this thread. Anyone who is interested let me know and I can give you his info.
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Well,

I just don't care for them, not that there is anything wrong with them if they are done write. I had them on the 20C and had my own experience and wanted sealed ball bearings, no maintenance, less maintenance.

Some guys swear by them, some of Darcee's machinery has Babbit bearings and they work well. I just personally don't want to have to deal with shim adjustments, oiling and the mess. Although some guys can pour babbits so well that they won't leak. There is a channel that has to be milled out to allow the oil to rest in the grooves, there are wells or boxes, as they are sometimes refered to ,usually below the bearing and a wick is used through the port hole to allow the oil to wick up once the bearings heat up. It really is a cool setup for bearings but it's not for me Cayce....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhEbs...e_gdata_player

Your going to like that Oliver 144 Cacey....


That's an American "Buzz" jointer you listed, probably made before 1919...the single foot does not look original to me , but for $750 it's a great jointer....


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Those pesky babbitt's......
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Cole,
This a 12" Northfield jointer Located in Houston TX, changed over from Babbitt to pillow block ball bearings, 3 knife gibed cutter head, 2 hp 115/230 single ph motor. Modified fence assembly , 74" bed, 49" fence.....it's not all original but it looks to be in good shape....$750.00 .weight: 875lbs it's belt drive and if you want to go 3 ph you can swap out the motor. This is all I know about this from what was listed.

474.4 miles away from you... there isn't much in your area from what I have found... some Grizzy/Taiwan production machinery... but I don't think you want to go the chicom route....



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That looks good, any more photos or a video?

As far as the driving distance goes, I am willing to drive anywhere for the right deal.
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Looks niiiiiice!
B, I'm also in the market for a planer (18"+) and bandsaw (16"+), if you happen to come across any in a reasonable (or unreasonable if it's amazing) radius of Chicago.
I found an Oliver 399 about 400 miles away, asking price is $1500, but he is willing to negotiate. What's a fair price for these in good condition?
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Cayce,
Do you have a serial# for the 399?


What's do you plan on using the band saw for?

There is a Oliver 217 for sale up in willington ,CT unfortunately they listed no information about it but they are sweet band saws, little larger than you are looking for ,30" 3hp/3ph but that machine is the Cadillac of 30" band saws . The table tilts with worm gear with ease, 1 finger.....

If your serious about it, make an offer on her....

Also,
There is a 20" delta Rockwell $1000.00 but again, make an offer.....the market has been flooded with machinery, new & old.

If you want the info on both, pm me..



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Looks niiiiiice!
B, I'm also in the market for a planer (18"+) and bandsaw (16"+), if you happen to come across any in a reasonable (or unreasonable if it's amazing) radius of Chicago.
I found an Oliver 399 about 400 miles away, asking price is $1500, but he is willing to negotiate. What's a fair price for these in good condition?
Thanks!
There's an IRS auction not too far from you. They have quite a few nice band saws there.
Here's one:http://www.irsauctions.com/popups/bi...WW0G7&id=15201

Here's some more places to look:
http://www.irsauctions.com/index_calendar.asp

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B, Thanks for the info. The bandsaw is for light resaw and some curved work for chair parts etc. Not planning to resaw any huge pieces of timber at this point and don't forsee needing anything larger than 18". There is an Oliver 192 close by - asking price $1200 which seems high, especially after your post of someone getting one for $250!!
Model 399 - Serial 91521
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I think that all depends on the condition, sellers circumstances.....yada,yada,yada,,,,,but if it's real good shape, immaculate condition,with all that came with it.... definitely worth the money. They do NOT make them like this anymore.... But you'll have to decide what your willing to spend....

that 192 that sold for $250.00 was a steal. I would have bought...for sure, but I have enough Arn to deal with write now and I am not into any road trips to rucker back home....

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That is the thing, I am more then willing to spend some extra money to buy a machine that I can put to use right away.

I paid almost nothing for a really old band saw, 3 months later I am still getting it all tuned up and dialed in. I spent 2x the amount on tires, guide parts and a blade as I did for the whole saw.

I have a couple really old dual arbor saws, one cost me 25 bucks after I sold the motor, the other I spent a little more on but, I still striped it down to go over everything.

I spent 850 bucks on a 1990 PM66 with a 54" fence, 5hp 3ph motor, plug and play.

I hope you see what I am getting at.
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Why don't you just tell us.......

so are you saying,

1.) Spend the money on something thats working, or

2.) don't spend a lot on your purchase,but sink a crap load of coin into it to get it operating.....


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Don't forget time, lots of time.
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Damn you guys, I am now looking for a Northfield 36" bandsaw...

Screw my 18" Rikon...
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Damn you guys, I am now looking for a Northfield 36" bandsaw...

Screw my 18" Rikon...
I know where there is really nice 36" Northfield.

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