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Forum topic by Odie04 posted 10-22-2009 08:00 AM 6193 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-22-2009 08:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw ironsmith ironsmith bandsaw 9 bandsaw help

My buddy is a mover and picked up this 9” Ironsmith bandsaw free from a job. He gave it to me, and it seems the motor has crapped out. I’ve searched the Internet for “Ironsmith bandsaw(tools, .com, etc.) and haven’t been able to find anything. I’m wondering if anyone knows of a parts dealer that might be able to replace the motor?

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#1 posted 10-22-2009 04:42 PM

Is the motor integrated or mounted to the frame?

The best place is to look on the motor casing itself and then start price shopping once you know the make/model., Sears Outlet, M&D, eBay, etc. The challenge will be motors are expensive to replace, especially for a tool of dubious origins.

Make sure the tires, elevation crank, hesitate to say guides since it probably doesn’t have them are in good shape before buying since you can purchase a comparable size Delta for between $50-$75 on Craigslist… with a working motor.

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#2 posted 10-24-2009 02:42 AM

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#3 posted 10-24-2009 02:50 AM

Free is not always good most people don’t give away band saws. Nathan has good ideas.

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#4 posted 10-24-2009 02:53 AM

I would not be concerned about the metal vs wood designation. I would look for blades that may be more approprate for wood. Also, given the overall condition of the saw (appears good), have you considered taking the motor to a repair shop to see if can be repaired. Also could there be a bad switch or an electrical issue?

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#5 posted 10-24-2009 03:11 AM

Have you checked out the wiring and the switch?
Is there a good fuse?

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#6 posted 10-24-2009 03:47 AM

Like WayneC said, I’d try taking the motor to a repair shop, if you have to replace it completly it is probably more money than its worth. But you can always try kijiji, craigslist, flea markets, etc. for a cheep replacement. Hope it works out for you, good luck.

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#7 posted 10-24-2009 10:30 AM

Look on the motor itself. There should be a nameplate that lists all the pertinent information (voltage, H/P, phase, amps etc.) including a manufacturer’s model# and serial#. If you confirm that the switch is OK and there isn’t an in-line fuse that is blown then I would use the info from the motor to find a replacement.


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