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Forum topic by Loren posted 08-16-2011 02:56 AM 823 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-16-2011 02:56 AM

I really love my Belsaw. It’s old and primitive but boy does it work well.
I recommend them.

One on Ebay in CT – a reserve auction but a very low starting price. Technically,
if the reserve is not met the seller merely reserves the right not to sell, so
a reserve auction does not indicate the seller refuses to sell if the price is
not met.

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#1 posted 08-16-2011 02:57 AM

Seller has some other sturdy old machines for sale too.

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#2 posted 08-16-2011 04:20 AM

Tempting, but this stuff had obvioulsy been in that container quite a while. Look at how extensinve the rust is on the Atlas drill press.

-- JohnFD Lewes Delaware

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#3 posted 08-16-2011 04:24 AM

I’ve bought tons of old machinery. Surface rust has never been
a problem, though it takes a bit of work to remove it.

Old planers with gears left to rust in fields for 50 years is a different
story altogether.

If rust scares you, buy new and pay double or more.

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#4 posted 08-16-2011 06:12 AM

Had an old Belsaw to do a an office building fifteen years ago. It was a massive piece of machinery because
the table had been made out of 6×6 timbers, the man that had it said it vibrated too much otherwise. All
I can remember is trying to order some parts for it and finally gave up and had the machinist make them,
the company had been through 3 or 4 different owners at that time. The offices were for a Timberjack
dealer and I had to use lots of old timber, planing it just enough to remove most of the splinters and keep
that aged look. I wore out one set of blades as I recall.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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