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Forum topic by woodbuff posted 03-01-2012 08:45 PM 2405 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-01-2012 08:45 PM

I have purchased an old bandsaw called an American, from toolcoa international, of orange county CA.
They are no longer oin business there.
If anyone knows where I could get a manual or any information it would be great. Also, does anyone know if the sliding bracket for blade tentioning that is put out by JET will work on the saw. I need the whole kit.
Thanks Herb

-- Herb

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#1 posted 03-01-2012 10:08 PM

Have you been to Those are the folks with the common interest and quick answers.



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#2 posted 03-01-2012 11:26 PM

Lee Thanks I have looked on the site but hav not retrived my information yet

-- Herb

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#3 posted 03-02-2012 03:36 AM


I have an American bandsaw and fro what someone had told me it is a Jet. I use Jet parts on mine and they bolted right up. Snap some pics and lets compare them. I bought my parts from ereplacement parts. Is the model WB-14?

-- mrg

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#4 posted 03-02-2012 03:49 AM

I think I had one a long time ago. It was a standard Taiwan 14”
cast-iron band saw. The frame was fine but the wheels might
not have been very well balanced and the guides were not
refined. I sold it before owning it too long.

Expect it’s the same as HF, Jet, Grizzly in most respects.


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#5 posted 06-08-2012 02:48 PM

I read somewhere here regarding band saw manuals. It’s a site called If my memory serves me right, you can download it for free. Just check it. You might find a manual for your American bandsaw there.

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#6 posted 06-08-2012 03:57 PM

set up an ebay alert, that way if someone lists something ebay will email you immediatly …and then you can buy it.
Also set up a “google alert” that way ANYTHING that pops up on the web about your item google will email you and you can go check it out


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#7 posted 06-08-2012 10:29 PM

A guy was trying to sell one on Craigslist a while back , claiming that it was made in the USA….I had to show him it was just a cheap import. It was sold by “American Tool Co.” or something like that …can’t remember now , so he just figured….LOL

Unless , you might have one of these beauties : )

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#8 posted 09-19-2013 11:34 PM

I have the original instruction manual for their band saw model wbs-14. Let me know if I can help. By the way i’m looking for part #55, support bracket for lower guide. Any advise? winey on lumberjocks or

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#9 posted 11-23-2014 09:18 PM

I just bought a 14” Hesco bandsaw with the model number WB-14. Says it’s made in Taiwan. I can’t find anything on the internet about this saw or the manufacturer. If anyone could point me in the right direction for replacement parts that would be great.

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