Restoration of a 80 Years old Band saw

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Project by Marek posted 12-22-2014 06:37 PM 3143 views 5 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, after a long time I share my next project I worked on over the summer of this year.
Even it is not made of wood, but certainly belongs of the projects of woodworkers.
It is a woodworkers band saw about 30s, wheel diameter is 70cm, engine power is2.2 kilowatts and weighs about 200 kg so
The Saw I bought from sister-parents who have already years
not used and has long been in the barn. I was very pleased when they told me that I would have sold it because I love beautiful old machines, which is seen that they were produced by hand.
I began her to komplet examining, followed by about three day intensive cleaning and remove the rust from every single parts and screws
When I degrease everything with acetone then I sprayed two-component base paint and a two-component matt black. Make it look interesting, so I painted the smaller pieces and electromotor green.
Assembly of the machine was one of joy, everything looked like new, wheels and the electro motor they got a new bearings.
Next when I already had everything pieced together, the missing pulley on the motor and the Band Saw guide, how did it miself. I found exactly I’ve wanted, I made a drawing and have done with the help of only an angle grinder and drill, but the result I am very proud.
I hawe not pictured cover of the blade, tat I still have not finished because now I have no time at all.
The Saw does not hawe even its place in my workshop, but over time I hope that something can I build and reserves its place there.

Thank you for viewing and reading the story, sorry for the grammar, but I do not know English very well :)

-- I like the precise work...

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#1 posted 12-22-2014 06:44 PM

The old motor, before and after the process

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#2 posted 12-22-2014 06:53 PM

Excellent job just need to put it to work.

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#3 posted 12-22-2014 07:11 PM

I only wonder if there could be any FEWER safety features on there. :-)

Nice looking machine, though!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#4 posted 12-22-2014 07:29 PM

That looks great ,I’ve always thought how cool it would be to have an old band saw like yours,but I’m not into restoring things nor would not have the room. The guard will be a very important addition. Very nice work.

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#5 posted 12-22-2014 08:57 PM

Very nice restoration. I went to a moving sale last month and the guy had one of these. All he had was the frame and wheels. Told me he’d take $100 for it. I would have loved to rebuild it, but there’s simply no room for it in my shop.

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#6 posted 12-22-2014 09:30 PM

I like it.
Your restoration translates very well…....................

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#7 posted 12-22-2014 10:15 PM

You did good..!

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#8 posted 12-22-2014 10:26 PM

What a great job you did. Looks fabulous.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#9 posted 12-23-2014 12:10 AM

Beautiful Job!

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#10 posted 12-23-2014 12:11 AM

That is a beautiful machine. You did a wonderful restoration job!

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#11 posted 12-23-2014 12:39 AM

Nice save!

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#12 posted 12-23-2014 01:07 AM

Wow. What a great machine and a great restoration.

-- At least in the Navy no one ever told me to put the seat down.....

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#13 posted 12-23-2014 01:20 AM

Marek, Tremendous job on this restoration ! Enjoy it’s use for years to come.

-- AJ

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#14 posted 12-23-2014 01:59 AM

Beautiful job.

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#15 posted 12-23-2014 02:16 AM

Just a wonderful piece of history, very much wish it was mine. I hope it perform as well as it appears, great restoration.

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