Cummins Mack Bandsaw Cleaning and Tune Up

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Blog series by nobuckle updated 06-18-2012 12:48 AM 3 parts 20252 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: A new, to me, band saw

04-27-2011 02:02 PM by nobuckle | 2 comments »

Not long ago I made a blog entry inwhich I discussed the furture purchase of a band saw. Allow me to thank all those who added their insightful thoughts and suggestions. I would have liked to purchase a brand new band saw but that just wasn’t going to happen. So, back to Craig’s List I went. As I searched CL I came across a listing for a 14” Wood Band Saw. What I discovered is that the band saw was a Cummins Mack 14” band saw. The seller was asking $100. I cont...

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Part 2: Disassembly and Discovery

05-21-2011 04:28 PM by nobuckle | 2 comments »

I’ve been extremely busy since my last blog entry and have not had much time to work on the band saw much. I was only able to work on it for a few hours here and there. So far I’ve been able to disassemble the machine down to its frame. Here are a few pictures. As you can see the tires will definately have to be replaced, the table will need to be cleaned up, and I’ll need to replace the thrust bearings. The tires, I suspect, will be the bulk of th...

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Part 3: Making new upper and lower guide block assemblies.

06-18-2012 12:48 AM by nobuckle | 5 comments »

Hello everyone, It’s been a long time since I posted anything on this blog series. I’ve recently made some tremendous progress on the restoration of my bandsaw. A while back I made a blog entry in which I enquired about locating some upper and lower guide block assemblies for my 14” Cummins-Mack bandsaw. I was not very successful in locating some. So, I made some new upper and lower guide block assemblies out of some ultra high weight molecular polyethylene (UHWMP). ...

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