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TMGStudioFurniture

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#1 posted 03-03-2016 11:59 PM

That looks a lot like my older Jet bandsaw (14mwbs or some such model). It’s just a generic Taiwanese saw.

I’ll bet, if you look closely at the plastic knobs, that you’ll find an elephant logo on them – that is the brand of the manufacturer in Taiwan.

I agree that the guides don’t look original – on mine the bearing support and the ‘y’ shaped piece that hold the side guides are all die-castings. It looks like the bearing is the original die-casting, the other part is probably an add-on. On most of these, the guides are made from square stock, not round like yours.

Generally, parts for these are somewhat interchangeable.

By they way, once set up properly, this saw should work well for you. Mine came with a decent 1 HP motor, I think the lesser models only had a 3/4. On mine, the upper wheel hinge assembly was broken, probably some bozo tried to overtighten a blade and broke it. So, make sure yours is OK – if not it won’t track a blade properly.

Check the set screws on the pulleys, they get loose.

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