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Posted on Walker Turner 14" Band Saw model Is $ 350.00 too much?

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MrUnix

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#1 posted 08-31-2012 08:51 PM

Doesn’t look like the metal cutting version.. very much looks like the wood cutting version. Perhaps that first digit is a zero instead of a 9? Anyway, metal/wood cutting band saws simply allow you to change the blade speed depending on what you want to cut. It has been my experience that trying to do both causes problems because metal filings don’t really like wood chips and visa-versa, and most people I know that have one dedicate it to a particular task and leave it setup for that alone (ie: dedicated to metal or wood cutting only). That one is setup for a single speed, so changing its speed is a simple matter of just changing out the sheaves (pulleys) for whatever speed you want/need (if it isn’t already the right speed for you).

Here is a link to the 905/935 instruction sheet so you can see the similarities to that machine:
http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=384

And more manuals and stuff can be found here: http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=808&tab=3

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid


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