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Forum topic by Bonvivant1 posted 02-17-2017 07:08 PM 297 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bonvivant1

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02-17-2017 07:08 PM

Does anyone have any info on this old band saw? I have tried to locate info but came up short. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Is it a good saw

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#1 posted 02-17-2017 07:24 PM

Looks to be a vintage Walker Turner “Driver” line band saw… hard to tell the size based on the pictures. They made them from 10” on up…

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 02-17-2017 07:27 PM

Would you recommend this band saw? I am putting together my shop. Might use it for some resawing and general cut outs for carving.

-- You took your first pinch like a man and you learned the two greatest things in life...Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut.--Jimmy Conway

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#3 posted 02-17-2017 07:29 PM

I wouldn’t rely on reviews for something that old.
You’re best best is to carefully look over the machine for deal breakers like broken castings, non-standard blade size, missing parts (that you wont be able to get replacements for). Also check that a blade will track well and for excess vibration. Most issues like that can be fixed if you know how. If its tires and belts that need replacing, then its good. If the wheels are out of round or the axle is bent then that would be a deal breaker for me.

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Bonvivant1

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#4 posted 02-17-2017 07:36 PM

Thanks! i don’t have much experience with Band saws but I am fairly handy so I will go check it out.

-- You took your first pinch like a man and you learned the two greatest things in life...Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut.--Jimmy Conway

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#5 posted 02-17-2017 07:39 PM

WT made some really nice machines, it that is what it is. Looks to be missing the motor though. Seems like a great candidate for a restoration as long as the price is right. Has 12” of re-saw capability, appears to be on an original base and otherwise looks pretty complete. If needed, parts can still be found at places like OWWM and on the bay. Figure new bearings, tires, belt and blade at the very least.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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runswithscissors

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#6 posted 02-18-2017 04:44 AM

Band saw blade size is a non-issue. Any decent saw shop can make you up a blade to whatever length you need. Probably won’t const you as much as an OEM blade would, even if still available,

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#7 posted 02-18-2017 04:53 AM

Put her to work.

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