Tool Restorations #2: My totally refurbished 1960 15" General International Band Saw

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Blog entry by BigFoot Products Canada posted 04-22-2012 03:57 PM 1839 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I posted before pictures of this a while back.. I decided to paint it in the NEW General Colors. It was originally a Gray Speckled paint job. I was originally going to keep this but I’ve decided to sell it.

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#1 posted 04-22-2012 04:19 PM

Great rehab of some “Old Iron”!!! It’s great to see machines brought back to servicable life.

Do you take “Rubber Checks”??? If not I can always make, err, use wooden nickels for payment.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 04-22-2012 10:32 PM

Hey Laser,
First: Nice job!
Second: What tensions the belt? I just picked up a band saw with a ‘home’ made cabinet (very nice, but still, not original) and the fellow that made it hinged the motor mount so that the weight of the motor is what tensions the belt. He suggested that this might not be optimum, so I am curious how they did it on ‘original’ configured saws.

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#3 posted 04-23-2012 08:07 PM

Hi Russel,
That’s what tensions my belt also. The motor is mounted on a hinge..

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