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Finished Harbor Freight Bandsaw Restoration

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Blog entry by Stephenw posted 05-27-2012 05:23 PM 2905 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More pictures and information on my blog…

http://shopngarage.com/2012/05/central-machinery-14-inch-bandsaw-restoration-part-iii/

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nobuckle

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#1 posted 05-27-2012 06:08 PM

Nice restoration. I checked it out on your blog and am particularly interested in the upper guide block assembly. I noticed in the close up photo that it resembles the one I have on my old Cummins Mac band saw. The one on my band saw is broken and I have been looking all over for an assembly that matches. It appears that the HF one will do the trick. Would you object to posting a few more pictures that would show both the upper and lower guide block assemblies? Thanks for your time.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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Stephenw

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#2 posted 05-27-2012 06:27 PM

Upper…

Acouple of the lower…

I’ve had better luck ordering parts from grizzly.com.

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#3 posted 05-27-2012 11:30 PM

I am not 100% certain, but I think the guide post from the Harbor Freight 32206 (single speed) and 32206 (4 speed) band saws is the same as the Grizzly G0580… If somebody with a G0580 would post up with the dimensions of their guide post, I would happily compare to my 32208.

If I were a gambling man I would order the Grizzly guides and test to see if they fit… Just make sure you use Cool Blocks with it.

On the band saw in question from the original poster. I like the wheel job. I am curious why the switch wasn’t mounted through the screw holes in the upright post of the frame…

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Stephenw

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#4 posted 05-28-2012 12:07 AM

There are no screw holes cast in the Harbor Freight bandsaw column. I decided it would work best to mount the switch box on the side of the column.

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#5 posted 05-28-2012 12:55 AM

Got it. Guess the model you have is a bit different from mine.

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nobuckle

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#6 posted 05-28-2012 03:05 PM

Thanks for the close up pics of the guide block assemblies. The lower guide block assembly is a little different than the one in the picture but I could probably make it work. I plan on calling HF to ask them about these parts. I’m also going to contact Grizzley to see what they have to offer. Thanks again.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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