|Forum topic by Ben Winchester||posted 12-29-2015 02:17 AM||485 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
12-29-2015 02:17 AM
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.