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Forum topic by JoshIndy posted 06-23-2010 02:36 AM 1011 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JoshIndy

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06-23-2010 02:36 AM

I bought an old band saw off a relative unseen, he said it worked and wanted $30 for it.
So it turns out to be a great Craftsman (King/seeley) band saw. Model #24280 with what appears to be an original stand.

Anyway, it cleaned up great! and it has everything but the fence. I have the rails the fence glides on, just not the fence.

Any ideas on where to find an original replacement?

I’ll probably make one out of wood for now, but i’d like to have a replacement steel one.

-Josh

-- People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are when you put them in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt


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#1 posted 08-04-2010 02:22 PM

Try E bay for the part directly or try Google for antique machine tool parts. You’ll be surprized at what people have squirred away( see American Pickers to get an idea).
Good luck

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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docholladay

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#2 posted 08-04-2010 02:57 PM

You may want to try the website below. The specialize in old woodworking machines. Nice deal on the saw. Some of those old machines are very big and heavy and they just work so well. Be sure an post pictures of it.

http://www.owwm.com/

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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