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Forum topic by kmcd posted 02-04-2016 04:03 PM 536 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kmcd

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02-04-2016 04:03 PM

Hi i just bought a very old but big bandsaw it does not have blade or tires on it how do i measure for tires and saw blade i will be doing wood work with it when i get it back to orignal shape it is made by Amrican bandsaw company i want to say some where back in the 50’s


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HokieKen

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#1 posted 02-04-2016 04:12 PM

Measure across the wheel for the tire size. For the blade size, wrap a no elastic string around both wheels and cut it so it comes end-to-end. Measure the string, and that’s your blade size. You should be able to find a standard blade size that’s close enough to work. Remember that your tension adjustment will move your upper wheel which will affect your measurement.

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#2 posted 02-04-2016 04:32 PM

Can we see some pictures of the saw?

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#3 posted 02-07-2016 08:38 AM

Your keyboard seems to be missing all the punctuation keys.

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#4 posted 02-07-2016 09:46 AM



Your keyboard seems to be missing all the punctuation keys.

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#5 posted 02-07-2016 09:53 AM

Here’s an easy to use band saw length calculator.

http://vintagemachinery.org/math/beltlength.aspx

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#6 posted 02-07-2016 02:55 PM

Is it American Woodworking Company or American Bandsaw Company – the latter makes bandsaw mills. Any labels, plates etc that could help us? Go to OWWM and look for your machine and there might be a manual reprint there. Yes – punctuation makes things easier to read.

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#7 posted 02-08-2016 02:29 PM

I recommend watching the video by Alex Snodgrass when setting up your band saw.

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