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Forum topic by bojon posted 01-27-2008 10:07 PM 5289 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bojon

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01-27-2008 10:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

A BIG thank you all that sent me welcome messages. As a lurker, I was impressed with the attitude of this site—quick to answer questions clearly, and done in a friendly, helpful way.
Just bought a Craftsman Band Saw mod. 113.243311 band saw for $50 from the son of the original owner. He wasn’t sure how old and I haven’t found that yet. I am cleaning a very large amount of “stuff” from inside, including a dried up hornet (or something) nest and hardened sawdust. Cleaning up nicely. Have replaced several badly rusted screws.

My first question is about the tires. Please educate me about flat vs convex surface. Also, the upper wheel rocks top to bottom when blade is removed. Seems tight when blade tension is applied. OK? And should I replace the 1/3 hp motor with a larger one?

All for now, but sure I’ll have more as clean-up, replace and adjustment continues.
And again, thanks to you all for your attitude.
Bo

-- Making sawdust in South East Texas


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#1 posted 01-27-2008 10:27 PM

Not familiar with that saw, but I know that the tires should be convex.

The rocking is probably due to not having any pressure on it.

1/3 sounds small, but then again you didn’t say what size saw is was.

Keep asking questions. Someone here will probably know the answers.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-27-2008 11:24 PM

Gary, it is a 12”. And thanks for answer.

-- Making sawdust in South East Texas

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#3 posted 01-27-2008 11:24 PM

Carter makes a good Phenolic tire that are supposed to be really good. (Almost) everyone else’s are rubber, which can harden and crack.

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#4 posted 01-27-2008 11:28 PM

For a 12” I would stick with the 1/3 horse.

You can always get a bigger later one if you find that you are running out of power.

It really depends on what kind of work you are doing with it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 01-28-2008 04:48 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments. And GaryK, you should cross I20 and come down where we have fresh seafood, Cajun and Tex-Mex.

Bo

-- Making sawdust in South East Texas

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#6 posted 01-28-2008 05:43 AM

Bo – Way too humid down that way!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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