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02-06-2016 05:24 AM

Topic tags/keywords: powermatic bandsaw auction power tools saw question scrollworking tool antique

I just won these two bandsaws on an online auction. I know that the green one is a Powermatic 141, but the other was listed as a “Zimm B40”. I have looked everywhere for that brand of band saw and not found one mention of Zimm as a power tool manufacturer. The band saws came out of a school workshop that the district decided was no longer necessary after the longtime shop teacher retired. Im not able to pick them up until Tuesday Im just very curious about the other saw.  photo bandsaws.jpg

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#1 posted 02-06-2016 05:36 AM

Looks like a Laguna or a very close cousin… You got a pretty good deal for what you wound up paying!

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 02-06-2016 05:52 AM

I was thinking Laguna or Craftsman Professional but as I looked online I found that the design is fairly common. The blue motor might indicate it was replaced and Im not sure that it has a riser block. I paid $293 after taxes which I would have paid for each by itself.

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#3 posted 02-06-2016 06:10 AM

Ahhh I see you found the auction site.


Looks like a Laguna or a very close cousin… You got a pretty good deal for what you wound up paying!

Cheers,
Brad

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#4 posted 02-06-2016 03:21 PM

Looks like a Laguna.

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#5 posted 02-09-2016 05:19 PM

The second saw is a ZMM Stomana BS40 from Bullgaria. Looks like a 3hp 220w motor

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#6 posted 02-10-2016 02:07 AM

My Laguna 14 SE is a ZIMM Stomana, built in 2004 I think. Laguna’s current ceramic guide replacements fit, as did the door closing knob (one was broken, so I replaced both. Made a few spare blade inserts out of some 1/4” phenolic I had, just in case. Nice running saw. You did good!!
earl

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#7 posted 02-10-2016 02:31 PM

Interesting! My Laguna LT16 (1997) is a Meber P400. Do they still buy other tools and stick their name on or are they actually now making stuff?

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#8 posted 02-10-2016 03:22 PM

Here are some pictures after I got it home . It appears to be missing several parts, including the bladeguard, a few of the ceramic inserts, the needle for the tension meter, and the control panel cover broke off.

I was able to get ZMM Stomana to email me the English language manual and it looks like I can get replacement parts stateside.

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#9 posted 02-11-2016 11:28 PM



My Laguna 14 SE is a ZIMM Stomana, built in 2004 I think. Laguna s current ceramic guide replacements fit, as did the door closing knob (one was broken, so I replaced both. Made a few spare blade inserts out of some 1/4” phenolic I had, just in case. Nice running saw. You did good!!
earl

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I have been trying to get ahold of Laguna about replacement parts with no luck so far. I need to get ahold of a blade guard and a control panel to at least make the saw regularly usable. I’ll might need to replace the too ad well as it looks like it might be made from potmetal which potentially contains a lot of lead

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#10 posted 02-12-2016 01:59 AM

Much as i like to just do an online order, i found it was necessary to call Laguna on the phone for what i needed. Was worth the call. Is that a 16” or 18” saw? Mine is a 14” but i bought a fence from a larger saw last year thinking it might interchange—it didn’t. Let me know the spacing between the bolts on the rail (and the rail diameter), might let you have the hunk of iron i’ve got for not much more than the cost of shipping. Unless you have the fence somewhere.

I’d think the control panel would be fairly easy—once you have the motor specs. May not be factory, but you should be able to make it run.

Good luck!!
earl

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#11 posted 02-12-2016 03:27 AM

The saw is 16” I can get the spacing to you tomorrow . It doesn’t have a fence. Thanks I could set up a shipping label and wire the rest.

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