This is the second upgrade on this old 197? Rockwell Band saw. The first was to lower it to my new stature.
When I was trying to make through M&T for the screen door, I found that my 5 inch cedar practice piece bogged it down. I had this 2hp 110/220v motor from an old compressor I got at a yard sale recently.
It just does fit under the base. There is only about 5/8 to 3/4 inch between the floor and the cover for the capacitors. I ran a scrap of redwood through from the screen door. It didn’t act like I was cutting anything. There is virtually no vibration and with the new fence i made from aluminum angle and extrusions, it cuts straight as an arrow.
Since I can’t figure out how to get these pictures on a forum, I’ll just ad my tool gloat here. The fifth pic is my new 2002 Delta 6” jointer I just got. I asked Maddie to drop off a $100.00 deposit to hold it for me. She saw it and paid the other and brought me a receipt, PAID IN FULL. “Just so I would love her a little be more.” Now I ask you, Do I have THE WIFE or what?
The sixth pic is of the 1944 W/T and the 1952 W/T drill presses. I kept the 1944 model and gave the 1952 model to my Buddy Charlie Mock.
Thanks to Stefang for the alignment tutorial on setting up the band saw. If I keep learning how to do things on the KISS principle from all you Lumberjocks, one day I will be able to drop the second S. lol
Thank you for your interest in my little projects and the mentoring I have received from everyone.