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Project by WVTODD posted 12-20-2011 02:33 AM 1536 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-20-2011 02:41 AM

SWEET bandsaw!!!

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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.


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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.

Good Luck!

-- 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)

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#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.

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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 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.

-- Jeff,

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