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Forum topic by AZWoody posted 05-21-2017 10:01 PM 4041 views 0 times favorited 36 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AZWoody

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05-21-2017 10:01 PM

Last month I got an email from one of the auction sites about an auction ending that day and decided to take a look. Well, one bandsaw in particular caught my eye. Looked in decent shape and no one was really bidding on it. The price was just too low to pass up. It’s a Tannewitz GH 36”.

The problem was I was going on vacation the next week so had no way to pick it up if I won. I was able to get with the guy who does the loading and he offered to take it to his shop and hold it until I got back. Well, sure enough I won with my first bid and picked it up a couple weeks ago. Here’s the photo of it on my trailer and after it was put in the shop.

Right now, I’m in the process of repainting this beauty. So far, only one guide bearing needed replacing and the motor hummed like a champ. It has a 5hp 3 phase motor. I am thinking I will more than likely get a sawmill blade for it as those companies are used to dealing with long blades. This one is a 19’ 6” blade. If I go to a standard sawmill company, the blade will cost me about a third of what I paid for this thing.


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bonesbr549

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#1 posted 05-21-2017 10:50 PM

That is a beast for sure. How’d ya get it off the flat bed?

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#2 posted 05-21-2017 10:58 PM

Seems to be a good week for finding big honking Tannewitz's :)

Cheers,
Brad

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Kaleb the Swede

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#3 posted 05-21-2017 11:15 PM

Well, color me jealous. Great score!

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#4 posted 05-21-2017 11:19 PM

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+silver+solder+bandsaw+blades

Learn how to braze – silver solder bandsaw blades ^

https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tn/Saw-Blades/Band-Saw-Blades/Band-Saw-Blade-Coil-Stock?navid=12105947

Bulk bandsaw coils ^

Congrats on a beast of a saw AZ! If it were mine I would learn how to make my own blades. HTH and
enjoy your new bandsaw.

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#5 posted 05-21-2017 11:25 PM

I know it’s big but it’s still hard to tell the scale. I found this photo online – good Lord!

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#6 posted 05-21-2017 11:30 PM

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#7 posted 05-22-2017 12:33 AM

AZWoody has painted it already since those pics. He’s had it like a week and it looks brand new. Not sure why he posted the old ones.

I’m seriously jealous. If he wasn’t 2.5 hours away from me I would be parking cars in my garage and just spending all my weekends in his shop.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#8 posted 05-22-2017 12:47 AM

Wow that’s a cool band saw.

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AZWoody

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#9 posted 05-22-2017 01:04 AM



https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+silver+solder+bandsaw+blades

Learn how to braze – silver solder bandsaw blades ^

https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tn/Saw-Blades/Band-Saw-Blades/Band-Saw-Blade-Coil-Stock?navid=12105947

Bulk bandsaw coils ^

Congrats on a beast of a saw AZ! If it were mine I would learn how to make my own blades. HTH and
enjoy your new bandsaw.

- waho6o9

Thanks for the links. I’ve been mulling that idea for a while now. Jacklewis from here has been telling me for a while I should do that. I guess I better start doing my research.

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AZWoody

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#10 posted 05-22-2017 01:05 AM



AZWoody has painted it already since those pics. He s had it like a week and it looks brand new. Not sure why he posted the old ones.

- ki7hy

I wanted them to see the before photos first. Also, I want to wait until all the guards and the name plaques are reattached before I take the final photos. I think most of it should get done tomorrow and then I’ll be posting the photos :)

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KelleyCrafts

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#11 posted 05-22-2017 03:00 AM

Sweet buddy! Congrats again! Definitely the last rip saw you’ll ever own/need.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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JRsgarage

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#12 posted 05-22-2017 12:44 PM

wow. truly a bandsaw of bandsaws! it’s amazing it’ll go into a home shop…very nice

-- Two is One, One is None

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alittleoff

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#13 posted 05-22-2017 02:35 PM

Now that’s a Bandsaw! Can’t wait for picture of it finished. Would like to see a video of it working.
Gerald

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AZWoody

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#14 posted 05-22-2017 02:39 PM

Looks like it should be finished put together today. Not a bad idea on a video. I’ll have to come up with a youtube video for that.

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#15 posted 05-22-2017 03:42 PM

Impressive beast of a band saw

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