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Forum topic by loneduckcustoms posted 10-21-2012 12:27 AM 2143 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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loneduckcustoms

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10-21-2012 12:27 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

Just got the bandsaw in the basement but need some info. Anyone familiar with the SCMI sc600. I think I got a good deal at $700 delivered. I would like to use it to cut lumber and would like any info anyone may have that would help me.


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#1 posted 10-21-2012 12:38 AM

I think you can get an owners manual on the mfg website if it is still up I am not familiar with this saw but the saws are all basically the same. What are you having trouble with ?

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#2 posted 10-21-2012 12:50 AM

You got THAT for $700? Sweet…

If it’s not on the web, I’m sure SCMI could provide a manual.

Nice saw!

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loneduckcustoms

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#3 posted 10-21-2012 12:55 AM

It’s a three horse, three phase and I would like to replace it with a three horse single phase. I’ve been reading and because it is made in Italy, it may be metric. Will this be big enough or should I and can I go bigger? Also I would like to see if anyone may have any advice about what to do and what not to do when using it for milling.

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#4 posted 10-21-2012 12:58 AM

What do you want to cut? That’s a serious saw…

I don’t recall SCMI making any junk!

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#5 posted 10-21-2012 01:03 AM

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loneduckcustoms

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#6 posted 10-21-2012 01:05 AM

Mainly eastern red but maybe some black walnut and hickory. I like making log and rustic furniture. Hoping to use it for slabing small stuff for live edge.

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#7 posted 10-21-2012 02:51 AM

nice deal. with almost a 5 hp motor, would a VFD get you at least 3 usable hp and permit you to keep the original motor with no meaningfulreductin in functional performance? i have to believe a 5 hp 1ph motor is going to be pricey:

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?189669-Running-my-3-phase-bandsaw-using-a-VFD

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#8 posted 10-21-2012 03:17 AM

I hope it has a working brake pedal.

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