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03-20-2018 11:14 PM

Just ahead of a snow storm the 513 arrived today. First thing was the tractor trailer couldn’t make it up my lane. So the wife picked it up with the bucket on our tractor. Perfect. Ooops, then it would not go under the garage door. Broke out the sawzall and cut off the crate top. Perfect.
So it’s just sitting there now BUT my oh my it sure does look pretty even inside the cratLumber Wizard 4 looks good but HB’s has gotten some good reviews.

Thanks
Jim


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#1 posted 03-21-2018 12:38 AM

Pics, or it didn’t happen.

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#2 posted 03-21-2018 12:57 AM

Hey, I believe you…

But we do like pictures.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#3 posted 03-21-2018 01:50 AM

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This will have to do for now.

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#4 posted 03-21-2018 11:39 AM

Actually nitehorse, no one was saying they didn’t believe you. So the invoice wasn’t necessary. We’re not that mean. When someone says ‘without pictures it didn’t happen’, It just means that we like pictures of stuff. Many people here are tool/woodworking junkies. They like to see pictures of your stuff. Sort of like tool porn.

Anyway, I don’t even know what a 513 is. Google search turns up maybe a bandsaw?

Those with big bandsaws might be able to help you. I’d assume a good quality resaw (skiptooth) blade might be a good choice. Woodmizer, Timberwolf maybe?

I hope someone with knowledge of this will post for you.

Also, I’d edit my post if I were you. Putting your address on a public forum isn’t something I’d do.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#5 posted 03-21-2018 01:33 PM

Thank you Craftsman. I didn’t realize to later on that the invoice had that much info on it. But your right, I was a bit taken back by the “we don’t believe you”.
As far as I can tell there is no way to delete or edit a post after an hour.

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#6 posted 03-21-2018 02:39 PM

That’s okay…. your post will disappear in a multitude of posts after awhile.

The ‘we don’t believe you’ is a standard line used here. It means… ‘we want pictures’. That’s all. And, of course the picts are always up to you.

There are many people here with opinions on band saw blades and a couple of good threads on them too.

Here’s a page of several of them.

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/product/89

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#7 posted 03-21-2018 03:23 PM



Thank you Craftsman. I didn t realize to later on that the invoice had that much info on it. But your right, I was a bit taken back by the “we don t believe you”.
As far as I can tell there is no way to delete or edit a post after an hour.

- nitehorse

I removed the image with private information.

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#8 posted 03-21-2018 04:58 PM

Thank you community manager.

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#9 posted 03-21-2018 05:36 PM

I too had to look up what a 513X2BF is. (accurate descriptive data is always appreciated).
the internet search says it is a big tall thinga-ma-jig – used to cut alder into smaller pieces.

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#10 posted 03-21-2018 05:40 PM



I too had to look up what a 513X2BF is. (accurate descriptive data is always appreciated).
the internet search says it is a big tall thinga-ma-jig – used to cut alder into smaller pieces.

- John Smith

Works on Douglas fir, too!

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#11 posted 03-21-2018 11:38 PM

I apologize for not providing detailed and accurate data on what exactly is a G0513X2BF. It’s sorta like a harbor freight bandsaw with a little extra paint to gussie it up. Lipstick on a pig perhaps or a poor man’s bandsaw. Definitely not overly expensive.They are made in Taiwan just like harbor freight, maybe even in the same factory. Here’s a couple of pics before it is removed from the crate. Due to winter storm, lambing season and chemo it will be a while before it can be on full display.
VR
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#12 posted 03-21-2018 11:47 PM

Another jock with a new power tool.
I have a birthday coming up soon but don’t have the room or the cash, consider me green with envy!
I would sure like a bandsaw.

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#13 posted 03-21-2018 11:50 PM

That’s not a Harbor Freight with more paint. This saw is a decent, larger bandsaw. I had the smaller version.

Can’t help you anymore on the blade but I can give one observation from experience. I had the smaller version awhile back. It too boasted of the ‘cast iron trunnion’. The trunnion is the tilting mechanisms for the table. Works good but be sure not to move the saw around by grabbing the table. The trunnion is made of thin slices of cast iron. Mine looked sort of like a cast iron protractor with a slot through the middle. If you try to move the saw by pulling on the table the trunnion can snap. And I know this from experience. Got rid of that saw on craigslist after a repair long ago. Interesting fact. I still have my craftsman 14” from when I was in college in the 70’s. Still works great. Not the most accurate or versatile saw but it’s still running. And, I’m not much of a craftsman fan. I just need it once and awhile anyway.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#14 posted 03-22-2018 12:06 AM

That saw was the proceeds from selling a like new Taylor 810ce for $1500.
Craftsman might know the cut I took on that :(. BTW thanks for the heads up on the trunnion.

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#15 posted 03-22-2018 12:12 AM

Wow, you offloaded a nice instrument. And yes, you did take a cut! I’ll bet you’re like me. My guitars, and I’ve got some nice ones, don’t get used much as I get older. I’m still able to squeeze the neck okay but playing after all these years just isn’t a priority any longer. My interests have changed over the years. Sometimes It feels like I’ve left old friends behind. I’ve talked myself into thinking that it’s okay to move on. I played for 40 yrs and am a graduate of the Maine school of Luthiery too.

Good luck with your new saw. Building things never seems to get old.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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