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Forum topic by WayneC posted 05-28-2011 06:02 PM 1152 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WayneC

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05-28-2011 06:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tablesaw refurbishing

$300 American Mill Machinery Co. 14” Table saw… I love old machines like these.

http://reno.craigslist.org/tls/2407571176.html

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov


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Kent Shepherd

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#1 posted 05-28-2011 06:24 PM

That’s why I love having 3 phase in both my shops. I have always found very good deals because so few people have it.

-- http://shepherdtoolandsupply.com/

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#2 posted 05-28-2011 06:34 PM

I have manufactured 3 phase for my table saw. I’m using a static phase converter. I’ts easy to do and makes getting great saws fairly inexpensive.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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WayneC

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#3 posted 05-28-2011 06:41 PM

Getting 3 phase will have to be something I look into, though space is a bigger issue these days. I would love to have a big iron bandsaw. This saw would be reduncant as I have a Unisaw.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 05-28-2011 06:49 PM

She’s a beauty, Wayne. I bought a rotary 3ph converter from a computer geek at work for $200! Haven’t spun it yet.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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bigike

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#5 posted 05-28-2011 06:54 PM

I would go with a converter if I could. Anyway besides a converter what would one need to make a saw like that run?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 05-28-2011 07:00 PM

RG, as far as I know, a static/rotary converter and a healthy source is all that’s needed. Tread carefully, RG, electricity is almost as bad as SS v. PM here ;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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WayneC

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#7 posted 05-28-2011 07:14 PM

Electricity is worse source of debate. I had an electrician friend wire my Garage (shop). Put in a bunch of lights 220 outlets, 110 outlets and a nice sub-panel. I’ve really not looked at phase converters.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 05-28-2011 07:42 PM

Go to these sites http://www.sawcenter.com/links.htm and http://www.sawcenter.com/unisaw_faq.htm. They have answers to the 3 phase questions for you. I would by the saw.

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WayneC

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#9 posted 05-28-2011 07:49 PM

Thanks for the links. Useful info. I would buy if I needed a saw (I have a nice saw). I was just admiring it and hoping another LJ might need.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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WayneC

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#10 posted 05-28-2011 07:56 PM

I would be more inclined to buy and restore this if I had the money and space. I love old bandsaws…

http://siskiyou.craigslist.org/tls/2406987524.html

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Woodwrecker

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#11 posted 05-28-2011 08:04 PM

Man O Man, that old band saw on Craigslist is a BEAST.
(but it would take up half my shop!) lol
Thanks Wayne

-- Eric, central Florida

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#12 posted 05-29-2011 02:48 AM

One solid piece of machinery.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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WayneC

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#13 posted 05-29-2011 02:51 AM

Good day for old machines. There was a $700 unisaw on the local list today as well…. Think I want an old 20” or 24” bandsaw. The 36” is too big for my shop. An old 12” cresent Jointer would be welcome as well…. lol. One can dream.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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