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Blog entry by bluchz posted 06-06-2009 10:54 PM 984 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have found a bandsaw (walker turner bandsaw Ser#19639) the top pulley is missing. Will it be too much trouble to find a pulley, Does anyone not know where to look fo parts? is a bandsaw like this worth having or will i be better off going with the Rigid from the big box store? any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.

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SCOTSMAN

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#1 posted 06-06-2009 10:56 PM

A pulley should pose no great problem to fine stick with it then evaluate the results and then decide if it’s what you want before buying a new saw .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 06-07-2009 12:26 AM

Go to OWWM.COM and join, its free. Place a want ad in the BOYD and you will be suprised on what is available. The guys there are great and very helpful. If it were me I would definately keep the WT and forget about the newer plastic and sheet metal toys that are made today. The saw you have is solid cast and parts are available, sometimes hard to find but they are there. If restored the saw will last you a lifetime.

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#3 posted 06-07-2009 02:35 AM

Agree with MedicKen…..I just bought a new 17” Grizzly that I LOVE….but I have a OLD Rockwell from the early 70’s late 60’s…that I rebuilt a few years ago….I will never get rid of it and will probably out last me. I bought the new Grizzly for re-sawing as the 14” Rockwell with a riser just didn’t have the power to re-saw some of the bigger things I was re-sawing. But once I got it redone…it is as smooth as silk and will keep it for smaller things. Now that I got the 17”...I will probably take out the riser kit and make it a true 14” again.

Here is the OWWM web site. http://www.owwm.com/home.aspx

-- Don S.E. OK

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#4 posted 06-07-2009 04:23 AM

Thought this site may help also…it has almost every owners manual there is.

http://powertool.manualsonline.com/

-- Don S.E. OK

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#5 posted 06-07-2009 05:33 AM

Definitly not worth it.

Send it to me for proper disposal. Don’t want to ruin the environment.

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#6 posted 06-07-2009 05:36 AM

Here’s a another plug OWWM.com The wealth of information there is incredible and everyone is glad to help. THey don’t make saws like the old ones any more. I have an old WT RAS it cuts straighter than my mitre saw and is just more fun to use. I also have an old Oliver TS that the guys at OWWM help me to get get going quickly and I’ver never seen anything as stable as (#2000) or cut as smoothly as my giant dinosaur.
Keep the bandsaw you’ll get more enjoyment out of then a new one. Its all about the cool factor. The more fun using your tools is the more fun you have in the shop.

Just my .02

Chris

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bluchz

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#7 posted 06-10-2009 12:56 AM

OWWM was a big help also the powertoolmanual site thanks guys. someone on ncwoodworker found the parts i need on e-bay. i am a little disappointd that they will cost $350 maybe i don’t know enough about bandsaws and have the wrong attitude.I feel for that much cash i could get a saw from the big box store and it would do all i need for a long time.anyway on top of the $350 i will probably have to buy a new motor. Any thoughts on restore vs buy a new one from the big box would be good to hear. The Walker Turner saw would be free for me to get but then i would have to restore it.

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bluchz

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#8 posted 06-12-2009 11:51 PM

Well thanks for the input here is the resolution. I went to an auction the other day and bought a 14” rockwell band saw. I still have the option of rebuilding the other bandsaw but i think the rockwell will do everything i need for awhile. I feel good about the Rockwell since i paid $300 for it. Now i’m off to tune it since it has been moved!

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#9 posted 06-13-2009 07:45 AM

Nothing wrong with a old Rockwell…as I said, I have a older one that works like a dream.

-- Don S.E. OK

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