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Ben Winchester

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12-29-2015 02:17 AM

Hello all,

I work with an old hillbilly who likes to trade and sell old stuff, and after some haggling I left his house one day with an old Craftsman radial arm saw, a chainsaw, and this really old bandsaw for $250. I was told the bandsaw was Amish made, and that the wheels were from a Model T (or A, cant remember). I dont know where he got this information, he most likely never verified it, but for the price I figured if I can have a good bandsaw with some serious cutting capacity then it doesnt matter if the wheels arent what he said they are.

It needs some TLC. I’ve made cuts with it and the blade wont run straight but I’m sure some proper tuning will iron out most issues. All the adjustments seem to be there so I’ll see how it goes. I think it would be really cool to have this ancient looking machine in my shop with nice shiny parts and glossy smooth tables :)

-- Measure once, cut once, hope for the best.


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#1 posted 12-29-2015 02:48 AM

That’s awesome!

It looks like they used other parts from the car as well. The large pulley looks like a model T or A steering wheel.

The wing and wheel hub cap is from the 20s I believe.

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#2 posted 12-29-2015 02:59 AM

Really cool

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#3 posted 12-29-2015 03:19 AM

Should I be skeptical of an “amish made” power tool? Regardless of that I wouldn`t be too ambitious about well it can be tuned. I tried to revive an old no name band saw and got fed up with it and bought a new one. The motor could be woth it though. How many HP?

-- "If you wait for it to rain, It will"

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Ben Winchester

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#4 posted 12-29-2015 03:47 AM



Should I be skeptical of an “amish made” power tool? Regardless of that I wouldn`t be too ambitious about well it can be tuned. I tried to revive an old no name band saw and got fed up with it and bought a new one. The motor could be woth it though. How many HP?

- giser3546

I agree, my hopes arent the highest, but if there is a chance that I can make a good machine out of it then it’s totally worth it considering how little I have invested right now. I’ll have to check on the motor size, it actually slipped my mind when I was taking the saw apart.

-- Measure once, cut once, hope for the best.

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Ben Winchester

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#5 posted 12-29-2015 03:47 AM


That s awesome!

It looks like they used other parts from the car as well. The large pulley looks like a model T or A steering wheel.

The wing and wheel hub cap is from the 20s I believe.

- KWood75

You know it does now that I look at it! I had wondered why it was shaped that way!

-- Measure once, cut once, hope for the best.

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