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My brother-in-law gave this craftsman 1950’s model bandsaw to me a while back (thanks Tom) it works like a charm!Early Xmas Rigid Spindle Sander and Drill press.
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#1 posted 12-20-2011 02:36 AM
Wow nice brother-in-law . Enjoy
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
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#2 posted 12-20-2011 02:41 AM
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#3 posted 12-20-2011 03:10 AM
Sweet, but wouldn’t this be a blog post rather?
-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...
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#4 posted 12-20-2011 07:40 AM
Hey! that looks like a craftsman… looks like the one i have.. that was given to me.. i think thay are passalong band saws. because the guy that give it to me said that when i got rid of it i had to give it to someone else worthy.
-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.
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#5 posted 12-20-2011 07:51 AM
You will find uses for the Rigid belt / spindle sander that you never knew existed. Use mine several times a week.
Thanks for sharing.
-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas
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#6 posted 12-20-2011 04:37 PM
Nice acqusitions. Any opinions on the Rigid belt sander. I’ve been considering one for quite some time now. Mainly for the spindle sander. How does it work in that capacity?
-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)
#7 posted 12-20-2011 04:43 PM
It works great. I read all the reviews on LJ and for the money you cant beat it for what it will accomplish.
Lewis Baumstark, Jr.
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#8 posted 12-20-2011 08:24 PM
I have that Rigid sander. I haven’t used it a lot, but when I do it’s a life-saver. I prefer it over my disk/belt combo sander.
-- Every time I walk in my shop I thank my dad, my geometry teacher, and my drafting instructor...in that order.
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#9 posted 12-20-2011 08:37 PM
I have the same bandsaw. Make Christmas gifts on it last week. Had it since the early 80’s. Still chugging right along.
-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school
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#10 posted 12-20-2011 09:25 PM
Those are nice. it’s always nice to get a free tool.
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
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#11 posted 12-20-2011 09:42 PM
I love that little bandsaw!
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog
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#12 posted 12-21-2011 05:53 PM
Nice bandsaw. Nice brother inlaw.
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