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Blog entry by jeffl posted 07-26-2011 03:18 AM 4214 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently found a 36” saw for sale on Craigslist. It was only three hours away in Tennessee, so my wife and I rode up to see the saw before I gave it much thought. It was at a blacksmith shop and he needed more room. After awhile we made a deal and I arranged to come pick It up. My truck had 249,600 miles at the time so I threw out some hints to my brother and some friends with newer trucks, no bites. I checked on renting a truck, whew. So I went through the brakes, bearings, and changed the fluids. ( My truck is mainly in the yard and used for storage and a wheelbarrow. ) Ole Red did fine going over the mountains and back and all my worries were wasted. One of the pics is in Tennessee and the other is backed in my driveway.

-- Jeff,



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MedicKen

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#1 posted 07-26-2011 03:33 AM

Nice looking saw. What are planning on using for a motor to power it?

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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CharlesAuguste

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#2 posted 07-26-2011 03:35 AM

Looks like a great piece of old iron, would be great to see pics when its all put together!!!!!
great find!!

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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WayneC

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#3 posted 07-26-2011 03:54 AM

Very nice. I would love to have one similar.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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jeffl

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#4 posted 07-26-2011 04:11 AM

Thanks guys, it came with a 5hp 220 v motor.

-- Jeff,

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marter1229

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#5 posted 07-26-2011 04:31 AM

Holey Moley

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#6 posted 07-26-2011 12:30 PM

Hell, I wish I had enough shop space to tackle and use something like this. Looking forward to the restoration!

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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Bluepine38

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#7 posted 07-26-2011 03:19 PM

Did this come with a table, or did you take that off and put it in the pickup with the motor? Looks like a
beautiful piece of old iron, hope you will post pictures (lots of them) of the restoration. Did this come with
the wood table or the cast iron table? Those bandsaw wheels were a serious piece of machinery, was the
wood rim in good shape on them? Sorry for all the questions, but as you can guess, I love big old bandsaws.
Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Bertha

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#8 posted 07-26-2011 03:41 PM

Monstrous! 5hp bandsaw. You’ve got me licked.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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MedicKen

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#9 posted 07-26-2011 06:56 PM

Single or 3 phase?

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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jeffl

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#10 posted 07-26-2011 11:00 PM

MedicKen it is single phase but 26 amps so I’m in the process of getting separate power for the shop now. Bluepine38 the wheels are in good shape and it came with a cast table that I can only slide, must be 300 lbs.

-- Jeff,

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MedicKen

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#11 posted 07-27-2011 03:52 AM

You will most likely need tires and some other small parts. Call Bobby at woodworkers tool works. Great guy and knows his stuff. http://woodworkerstoolworks.com/

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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