Drill Powered Band Saw

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Blog entry by BuilderMan posted 04-21-2010 04:36 PM 11668 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Does anybody remember this? As you can see, it is a drill powered Black & Decker band saw I got about 30 years ago. I have not used it in a long, long time but I purchased a steel cutting conversion kit with it at the time. It is a steel cutting blade and a replacement speed reduction gear. I have and need to cut light metal a few times a year so I thought I would put it on. What the heck, I got it!

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#1 posted 04-21-2010 05:16 PM


--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 04-21-2010 05:40 PM

its wild to see some of that old stuff, there used to be a ton of “not great ideas that do actually work”

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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#3 posted 04-21-2010 05:52 PM

I had forgotten about it’s esixtence and that photo brought back memories of seeing it in sears many years ago. Very unusual. I wonder if sears sold many of them…I know now of one for sure. How well does it work?

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#4 posted 04-21-2010 08:48 PM

put on a new little permanent motor and you will one thats actuly being
sold today under another name
and this size of a bandsaw is qeit good for small hobby use
if you make dollhouse furniture/ R/c modells and so on

it was fun to se that again , thank´s for sharing it
and welcome to L J enjoy and have fun


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#5 posted 04-22-2010 03:14 PM

Greg the WhoDat – It worked okay for what it was original purchased for. My wife wanted scrolled tread brackets for a house we were building. I talked her into letting me buy this saw and making them myself instead of buying the brackets pre-made. I guess I have had the saw for about 23 years rather than the 30 previously stated. It will cut ¾” material well and maybe even 1-1/2” if you go slowly. That’s about it.

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#6 posted 04-22-2010 03:35 PM

Granite top too ;-)

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#7 posted 08-18-2014 07:34 PM

found at a flea mkt…..awesum and cuts great…where do u get the blades and I am using years old blade (still cutting great)cutting deer antlers for jewelry….am close 2 50-60 yrs old remember the Beatles but never seeing this wonderful tool

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