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Forum topic by BurlyBob posted 07-27-2015 07:15 PM 898 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-27-2015 07:15 PM

I stumbled across this website whilst looking for information on my 50+ year old Atlas band saw. The site is It’s got quite an extensive list of owners manuals for wood and metal machines. It’s quite obvious that most of the companies have gone by the wayside. Just thought some of you folks might be interested to find a manual like I was.


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#1 posted 07-27-2015 07:22 PM

Thanks for posting.

Also look at
OWWM Old Wood Working Machinery

And Vintage Machinery .org

-- Without the wood, it's just working

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#2 posted 07-27-2015 08:38 PM

Thanks, Bob. That’s a new one for me, too.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 07-27-2015 08:49 PM

Not a problem. That’s what we’re here for, to help each other. Right?

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#4 posted 07-27-2015 10:26 PM

Thanks, never know when it will come in handy.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 07-30-2015 08:52 PM

Thanks for mentioning us, Bob.

I was just going to let people know that I’m a woodworker first, machinist second, and everything else last.

I’ve been doing woodworking for over 40 years, and my son and I work together in my shop. We make some of the smallest inlay in the world as you can see in this duck call here:

Robertson Duck Call Information

You can see pictures of my shop here:

Shop Picture Gallery

We have over 1,000 manual hand scanned and cleaned up on our site here:

Ozark Machinery Manuals

But we also have another 1,000 or more sitting in boxes waiting to be worked on. It never hurts to ask if we have something that would help.

Ozark Shop Talk Blog

Also we have a blog i(in progress) with useful information and tips, and we help people identify their machines. If you ever have any questions about manuals or machines, or need help figuring out what you have, feel free to email us

-- Ray,

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#6 posted 07-31-2015 05:03 PM

Glad to do it Ray. I was simply thrilled to find more information about this old band saw. I’m changing the tires now and found it still has the original drive belt and the bearings on the drive pulley are stamped made in the USA.
When was the last time any of us have seen sealed bearing Made In the USA. It’s like opening up a old trunk in your grandparents attic and finding gems from the past.

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#7 posted 07-31-2015 05:27 PM

Any site with info on older machinery is good to know of, Thanks for the post.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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