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Forum topic by Karda posted 04-10-2017 09:15 PM 629 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-10-2017 09:15 PM

It finaly happened my new blade broke on my band saw. the saw is obsolete, can’t get many parts any more. don’t know whether I should get a new blade or a new saw. I saw a 10 “wen on ebay that cuts 6” deep. I want to be able to cut up to about 5” tree limbs or blanks for wood turning, does this saw have the guts’

http://www.ebay.com/itm/112351859210?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


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#1 posted 04-10-2017 09:45 PM

It has the guts with a good blade. If everything on your old saw works good I would buy a new blade and carry on with it.

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#2 posted 04-10-2017 09:49 PM

my saw is in good running shape but the cut depth is 2 7/8 inches. I am realy divided on this

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#3 posted 04-10-2017 09:55 PM

What is the old one, a 3 wheel Craftsman? Go ahead and get a new saw. All I have is a little benchtop with about 6” resaw capacity.

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#4 posted 04-10-2017 10:04 PM

yes, I looked up the parts list and many of the critical part are no longer made, thanks for your help Mike

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#5 posted 04-11-2017 02:25 AM

Karda I’ve got an Atlas 912 made in the early 60’s. I’ve changed out all the bearings, the belt and tires. There’s not much after that except maybe cooling blocks. If your saw can turn the wheels, it can still cut. Personally I’d love to up grade to a Powermatic 14”. But until my old warhorse rolls over on it’s back with it’s hooves in the air,
I’m going to keep using it. Buy a new blade and start stashing some money for an upgrade down the road.

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#6 posted 04-11-2017 03:05 AM

I have the money now from some knives I sold, I am selling most of my knife collection. and I want to replace it any way. can’t do to much with it. If I don’t do it now I won’t be able to. I saw a parts list on a sear repair site and many of the critical parts are no longer available

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#7 posted 04-11-2017 03:12 AM

I was thinking mine was a delta but it is just a Ryobi. About 12 years old I guess but still works like a champ. I thought my scroll saw was the Ryobi and it’s the Delta. All I do is use them almost every day, who looks at the names on em. LOL

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#8 posted 04-11-2017 03:15 AM

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#9 posted 04-11-2017 04:04 AM

thanks for the tip time for a field trip. Maybe not though harbor Freight is not to far from Home Depot, and we have been their alot. I don’t drive and my wife being a wife isn’t into hardware stores. I’ll talk her into it Thanks

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#10 posted 04-11-2017 04:10 AM

My wife loves HF and HD, She finds all kinds of projects for me to do. LOL

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#11 posted 04-15-2017 04:03 PM

I did it, I ordered the saw but not from HD there were none available so I went back to ebay and found one for the same price and ordered that. It come monday

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#12 posted 04-15-2017 04:42 PM

I did it, I ordered the saw but not from HD there were none available so I went back to ebay and found one for the same price and ordered that. It come monday

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