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Forum topic by Jimi_C posted 12-25-2009 01:14 AM 5452 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-25-2009 01:14 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

Someone in my area is selling a Power King 912, which is a 12” bandsaw made in the 40’s. You can see some like it on OWWM: http://www.owwm.com/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=1138&tab=4. Has anyone heard of these? It’s being sold pretty cheap, and looks to be in at least as good a shape as the ones shown on OWWM. There’s not too much out on the net about them, only a few scattered references to them in forums. They seem to be an excellent old machine that is a good user still from what I can tell.

One thing I’ve gleaned, is that it has at least 5-3/4” resaw capacity, which is perfect for me since I have a 6” jointer. I’ve also been looking at the Kreg bandsaw fence for it, though there may be at least one small issue with doing that – the slot to feed the blade through the table comes out the same side as the fence would mount to. It’d be a real pain to have to take the fence off every time I wanted to change blades…

Thoughts? Hopefully this guy doesn’t sell it before I make up my mind, especially if I decide to buy it :D

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"


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#1 posted 12-25-2009 01:53 AM

Not one I know about.

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#2 posted 12-30-2009 02:19 AM

Well, after much research and debate with myself, I went ahead and got it :) It’s in my SUV right now, probably won’t be able to unload it till tomorrow, but I’ll definitely write up a blog about it.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#3 posted 12-30-2009 02:50 AM

Lotsa pictures, too! I love watching old arn being restored.

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#4 posted 12-30-2009 08:04 AM

There will be plenty of pics, though I don’t know about restoration work… the saw is in pretty good shape as far as I could tell. Very little rust, and the table top looks good with only a little staining, maybe from something spilled on it. There’s a little gunk here and there, but no major surface rust that I could see.

I’m fighting the urge to go and try to unload it by myself :) I really want to see how it cuts wood. The bandsaw isn’t even that big itself, but it’s attached to a pretty massive wood table.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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