|Forum topic by BuyoMasilla||posted 12-28-2011 06:40 PM||4364 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
12-28-2011 06:40 PM
Greetings Y’All Y’All,
Hope you had a Great Christmas, Wish you a Prosperous New Year.
On Christmas Day my Stepson brought me a little old bandsaw. It had been collecting dust & webs for years at his inlaws’ garage. It is a Skil 3104 three wheeled band saw.
The motor runs but with great noise. The little thing has a little over 3 inch resaw capacity I guess, it is supposed to handle a 1/2 thick or less blade, it came with a rusty (seemingly sharp) blade. The case is plastic and has some cracks on the back. Rust abounds. There appears to be an issue with the blade tightening system. I only see the end of a bolt (rounded end at that) through a hole in a metal housing. I can not telll how that bolt is turned to loosen or tighten the blade tension.
I feel this may be a nice little tool to have if I can get it to work. The motor has adjustable speed and it should be able to handle many tasks. I am hoping the first one will be the shaping of a home made hand plane fellow lumberjock Hal (HalDougherty) has made some of and helped me with. This saw will hopefully be my pseudo scroll saw and allow me to play with small band saw boxes, we’ll see.
If you are familiar with this saw and can advise me on the blade tightening system, I would be grateful. If there is anything else you may want to chime in with, you’re wecome to do so of course. I’d be curious to hear from anyone who used our owned one of these. I don’t think I would have bought it, but having it dropped by Santa, sorto speak, the price was right. Another little project to play with.
I hope to hear from you, thanks for visiting and reading.
I will try to imbed some pictures of a similar model at this time.
-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........