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atmil

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05-01-2016 09:31 PM

Hey all,

I had one of these bandsaws for a year or so. Unfortunately I ended up having an unfixable factory-defective machine, but I have a massive pile of parts for it. If anyone is in need of anything, I’d be happy to ship out whatever it is that you need for cheaper than anywhere else!

PS: I also happen to have one brand new set of rubber tires, and two new sets of urethane tires: one set orange from eBay, and one set of blue Carter tires. I also have 3 Carter blades and 1 Timber Wolf blade that are basically unused. The TW is the largest at 3/4” and 3 tpi. It’s also a silicon carbide low-tension blade. Just let me know if you need anything!


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#1 posted 05-16-2016 11:53 AM

Please email me your email address. My email is dollarbw@verizon.net. I have one of these saws and one never knows when one might need a part. How much do you want for the Carter tires? Which blades do you have and how much do you want for them?

-- measure 3 times, cut once

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#2 posted 05-18-2016 03:53 AM

Fence?

-- Wade

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#3 posted 05-18-2016 06:08 AM

DBW – email will be on the way shortly.

Wade – I have a barely used Kreg Precision Bandsaw fence, modded to fit the Craftsman bandsaw by drilling one hole in the fence track. I built a height extension out of MDF for better support of resawing taller boards that comes attached to the fence. It also has the Kreg fence micro-adjuster and a brand new, unused Kreg adhesive-backed metal measuring tape. If you’re interested, let me know.

Anyone else interested, I have a brand new set of upper and lower wheels with new bearings, rubber and poly tires, wheel axles, a new motor, new motor pulley, tensioning bracket, spring housing, spring, tension threaded rod, red tensioning cap, and more. Let me know! They are all new, so sorry for the redundant “new”s. :)

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#4 posted 05-18-2016 06:14 AM

With so much stuff that is new, what was so catastrophic that you have to now part it out?

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#5 posted 05-18-2016 03:47 PM

atmil,

I’m interested in the fence; how much do you want for it?

I’ve got a Craftsman 124.32607 bandsaw—do you know this is compatible with yours as far as the fence is concerned?

IIUC, you’ve modified the Kreg fence to fit on the back of the bandsaw table (that’s where the fence on my saw would go since the slot’s in the front of the table) rather than modifying the table to fit the fence—correct?

Thanks!

-- Wade

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#6 posted 05-26-2016 02:55 PM

Hey Taco (Wade)!

Yes and yes. I had the same model bandsaw, and I simply drilled an extra hole in the fence mounting rail in order to utilize the threaded holes on the back of the table. The Kreg fence comes with a 5” MDF sacrificial fence of my making for better resaw support, the Kreg Micro Adjuster, and a brand new Kreg adhesive-backed tape measure so you can square the fence precisely to your table and not have to reposition an old tape. You can email me at andrewtmiller@gmail.com and I will happily give you a great price on it after I look up current value.

Thanks!

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#7 posted 05-26-2016 03:11 PM

MrUnix (Brad),

Three things, actually.

First : there was a twist in the frame that was slight, but traveled the entire length of the frame. That made tracking any blade wider than 1/8” hard to impossible without serious rub at multiple points.

Second : the rear adjustment system for positioning the lower wheel was exceptionally poorly done on my machine. There were literally two threads per hole, and when I made my very first adjustment to correct blade wobble from front to back, I loosened the blade entirely, loosened the lock nuts, then loosened the 9 o’clock bolt, which was barely hanging onto a thread and stripped out entirely. I then loosened the 12 o’clock bolt, and it was even worse. They would have had to drill and tap one size up, or cut and weld a new axle retainer / positioner to the machine.

And finally, third : there is no way to adjust the blade guard on this machine. So, unless you luck out and your blade runs exactly 90° through the guard, you will have some incidental rubbing, especially with a 3/4” blade. I had a blade actually shear through the aluminum guard and do some damage to my eyes. Yes, I was wearing 3M surrounding glasses, but I guess they aren’t rated to take a direct blast of very hot aluminum shards and chipped saw teeth.

All the parts I’m selling are the parts the techs were positive would “fix the machine”, even though I told them it wouldn’t. So, they are literally unused, or put on the machine, tested, and taken off.

I hope this answers your question!

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