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myxology

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03-12-2016 11:20 PM

New to me! Got this baby on Craigslist. I only had a budget around $300 and it was tough to find a 14” band saw in this area, used, for that budget. It’s a bit dusty and it’s a bit rusty, but I figured that because it was a Powermatic it was still a quality machine and with a little elbow grease and a couple of replacement bearings and blades it will be doing grand. It runs fine. The blades are rusty and so is the table. It also came with an auxiliary table from Rockler with adjustable fence and t-tracks. It’s pretty sweet. Can’t wait to get it cleaned up and cutting.

So a couple of questions….
1. This calls for a 102” blade and my first quick glance at Amazon and some other places makes me think this is an odd size and could be a drawback about the machine.

2. Can I use something to clean up the rusty bearings and blades or should I just replace them? I’m sure I can get the rust off the table and other locations.


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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 03-12-2016 11:33 PM

I dont know the answers to your first question. I’d just replace bearings, they’re cheap and easy.

But mostly I just wanted to say …

You only paid THREE HUNDREN BUCKS FOR THAT???

YOU SUCK !

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#2 posted 03-13-2016 01:00 AM

Awesome score! Check out TimberWolf.com for blades.

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#3 posted 03-13-2016 01:00 AM

Timber Wolf blades are available in a wide range of lengths in 1/2” increments from Suffolk Machinery:
http://www.suffolkmachinery.com

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myxology

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#4 posted 03-13-2016 01:35 AM

Ok. I should clarify…. I have no idea what blades to buy with this. I’d like to do some resawing of oak, walnut, etc. And I’d like to be able to do curves in the same kind of thing or baltic birch style plywood. Any recommendations what I should get?

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myxology

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#5 posted 03-13-2016 01:44 AM

LOL, Joe, to be fair, I paid $350 for it. I still think it’s a steal though. :)


I dont know the answers to your first question. I d just replace bearings, they re cheap and easy.

But mostly I just wanted to say …

You only paid THREE HUNDREN BUCKS FOR THAT???

YOU SUCK !

- JoeinGa


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runswithscissors

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#6 posted 03-13-2016 02:28 AM

If you have a nearby saw shop, they can make you up a blade in any size you want. I have all my blades made locally.

For resawing, I like Timberwolf. I know there are other popular blades, but I haven’t used them, so can’t comment. If you got a manual for it, check the widest blade recommended. Otherwise I’m sure you can find out online. Probably 3/4”. Wider is generally better for resawing, though I know some people use 1/2”.

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#7 posted 03-13-2016 04:32 AM

1/4” is good for wider curves,wide as your saw allows for resaw 3 tpi hook,timber wolf I here is good mine went dull quick so don’t know if they are great. most dealers/manufactures can make you a blade any size even the online ones.
Blade Length (In.) 93-1/2
Minimum Saw Blade Width (In.) 1/8
Maximum Saw Blade Width (In.) 3/4
http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/p/pwbs-14cs-bandsaw-1-5hp-1ph-115-230v/1791216K

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