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Blog entry by Greg Wurst posted 06-21-2008 09:25 PM 3048 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Old Shopcraft T7060 3 wheel bandsaw circa 1986. Didn’t know much about the compnay, but apparently was sold by JC Penney at that time. It seems to track straight and has a new drive belt and a spare belt and couple blades. Probably not the greatest bandsaw, and I know the 3 wheel bandsaws tend to eat belts and blades faster. It has a little more than 5 1/2” capacity, 70” blades, and only 1/3 HP motor. Paid $50 for it. Probably underpowered, but I’ll try resawing some white oak on it to see how it does here in a couple days. I have a 2 wheel Ryobi in the basement, but it only has a 3 1/4” capacity. Hopefully it will be a decent resawing bandsaw.

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#1 posted 06-21-2008 09:34 PM

It’s scary when you put “circa” before 1986. Makes it sound antique. Makes me feel old. :-(

I think you probably did ok for $50 – will look forward to your resawing experiment results.

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#2 posted 06-21-2008 10:11 PM

Sad to think 1986 is over 20 years ago. In car terms it’s now a classic!

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#3 posted 06-21-2008 11:06 PM

in the word of good tools 20 years isn’t that old. my Leigh dovetail jig is 20 years old and my contractors saw is 20 years old. there are some unisaws out there still in service that are 50+ years old. just shows that a good tool can last a long time.

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#4 posted 06-21-2008 11:17 PM

In people years its still a runny nosed wise ass kid.

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#5 posted 06-24-2008 09:55 AM

Looks like a good addition Greg.

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