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Jeffery Mullen

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697 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

I have looked and looked on craigslist and finally found a 12 inch band saw sears craft man that a guy was getting rid of do to the motor stopped working on him. I went to his house to pick it up from him and he gave me the old motor with the band saw and 5 different size blades to go with it. I loaded it in my van and gave him the $ 40.00 he asked for and took it home. He said it had sat in his garage for 2 years. I took the 1/2 horse power motor apart and dug all the sawdust out of the barrings that was clogged up and then put the motor back together and oiled it and put it back on the mount on the frame then cleaned the band saw sawdust build up around the wheel and oiled the spinning wheels and plugged the band saw into the out let and tried a cut. The band saw still works great for me today as I have had it for a month now. I have found other 12 inch band saws on craigslist with a running motor for no less than $ 400.00 used . Wow what a deal I got wouldn’t you say.


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thelt

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#1 posted 697 days ago

Looks like a good deal. Congrats!

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Martyroc

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#2 posted 697 days ago

Great deal and an excellent find.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 696 days ago

Very good score. You gambled and won. If I’d bought it the motor would have been toast and the frame cracked.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Jeffery Mullen

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#4 posted 696 days ago

Thanks guys I did score nice.

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ShipWreck

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#5 posted 696 days ago

Cheater :)

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RussellAP

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#6 posted 696 days ago

Nice.

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RibsBrisket4me

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#7 posted 696 days ago

Freakin awesome!!! That is a classic 70’s-80’s era Craftsman BS in great shape. Nice addition to your shop!

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Tennessee

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#8 posted 695 days ago

Even with a new motor you probably would have landed less than $140. Sometimes there really is a vintage car in that old barn…

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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Jeffery Mullen

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#9 posted 695 days ago

I took a gallon size milk jug and cut it out with the band saw to fit the shape of the top of the motor and it just rest on it to keep the sawdust out of the motor as you can see in the picture. Smart huh !

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dhazelton

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#10 posted 695 days ago

Nice find. These saws always come up on CL and they work just fine for very little money.

Don’t lay your jug directly on the motor – make up some kind of spacers so the motor doesn’t overheat and fry the capacitor. Also, if you needed to oil the wheels chances are the bearings are worn or dry. You may want to look into replacing them in the future.

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jbrukardt

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#11 posted 694 days ago

nice, ive got the same saw, picked it up for 60 at an estate sale. you cant compare it to a big hp saw or use it for resaw or anything, but its handy little bandsaw for just about anything else

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mneag

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#12 posted 690 days ago

I got one of these on Craigslist for $65. New urethane tires and a Timberwolf 3TPI blade, and I resawed 6” Oak and Maple logs just fine. Just get a good blade. It’s a very capable saw!

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hhhopks

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#13 posted 690 days ago

$40 !
That is a great buy. Usually it goes around $125 – $150 in my area.

I have one just like it and runs great.
I saw one on CL for $40 too. It is temping. Unfortunately, I already have too much junk in the Garage.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#14 posted 690 days ago

I have the early 70’s fourteen inch version of this machine. To this day it is still doing the job for me. Great find.

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

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RussellAP

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#15 posted 690 days ago

I just checked CL in Kansas City and they also have one for $40. Small world. A 10 inch. http://kansascity.craigslist.org/tls/3026710083.html

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