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Forum topic by CrazeeTxn posted 02-26-2013 08:07 PM 674 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CrazeeTxn

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02-26-2013 08:07 PM

We have an auction coming up this weekend and this is a pic of the stuff that got my eye. Anyone have any info or care to wager what I should/shouldn’t bid?

Saw one on OWWM, but they didn’t talk price. Wondering what the odds are I can replace the belt :)

Thanks,

TNT


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Swindlehurstguy

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#1 posted 02-26-2013 08:15 PM

Hi TNT, that saw looks as solid as a rock, on belt replacement, you should not have a problem, I don’t know about USA side but those leather belts are still made up a by a number of places here in South Africa, I would be wondering whether it would not be better to tru and get something synthetic and continuous cause those leather belts are joined with a special type of staple, good luck on the auction.
Brent

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Loren

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#2 posted 02-26-2013 08:22 PM

Quality flat leather belts last a long time. New ones can be
made of course.

The saw looks interesting but not really worth more than
$100 and that’s if it interests you not only as a usable
machine but also as a cool thing to collect.

Is it a Heston & Anderson?

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mds2

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#3 posted 02-26-2013 08:34 PM

Any idea what size it is? I think it looks cool. wouldnt mind owning it myself.

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CrazeeTxn

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#4 posted 02-26-2013 08:45 PM

I wish I had more info on it for ya’ll, but all I have is a pic. A $100 seems fair. There’s usually only a few folks that go after tools like this, but last time, there were some extras in the crowd and the bidding got out of hand.

This would eventually get restored and may even replace my 80s craftsman.

Not much for dust collection though…

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b2rtch

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#5 posted 02-26-2013 09:01 PM

I would gladly pay $5oo.00 for it and the belt is a piece of cake to make your self,I used to make them “all the time”

-- Bert

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CrazeeTxn

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#6 posted 02-26-2013 09:10 PM

Bert – I think if I paid that much for it, I’d have to use it to build me a dog house :) I’d probably go over the $100 mark, but I’m not sure where I’d stop…

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sprucegum

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#7 posted 02-26-2013 09:42 PM

I would not worry much about the belt it looks ok to me and getting a replacement should not be a big issue they still make them. If I owned it and the belt went I would replace the motor pulley with a v belt pulley. If you have a v belt pulley on the motor and a flat belt pulley on the saw it will run just fine with a standard v belt. The old south bend metal lathes were designed to run this way, I know because I own one. If you get stuck with that POS for under $200 let me know I will take it off your hands :-)

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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CrazeeTxn

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#8 posted 02-27-2013 03:35 AM

The leather belt I like and if I end up getting it, it’s something I’d like to keep original. That is if the pulleys aren’t too far gone or it just looks like it needs to be modernized.

Hopefully there won’t be too much of an interest and I can stay around the $200 mark. May go up a bit though, but not much more (I don’t think ;) )

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Jerry

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#9 posted 02-27-2013 04:00 AM

I love auctions. Just bought a few items at an auction last week. I bought 2 bandsaws at auctions in the past. Both were sweet deals. Good luck and most important have fun bidding.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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Moron

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#10 posted 02-27-2013 04:31 AM

That is a bitch to move, but doable and needs the real estate when you park it at home. Assuming you know this I would at least bid its value in scrap steel (kidding ?) .

If your heart is in it, if you enjoy tweaking, refurbishing etc, and if that floats a boat, why not ? the value of your bid is yours and yours alone and belts are the least that would concern me.

Betting she’s a beauty when she works and worth the effort of restoration pending purchase price.

Price a brand new one that can do the same thing or at least what you want a band saw to do (expectations) , and your bid price lies within parameters set by you.

Not being in the market for a such a gentle beast it might be unfair for me to suggest a price but back in the day I would easily cough out a grand upon further guarded inspection and due diligence.

Perhaps even more ?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Straightbowed

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#11 posted 02-27-2013 05:05 AM

thats a great lookin rigid pc of equip better than what you can buy today just go over it and check for stress cracks and the table for cracks but an easy 300.00 for it but you should get that for 100.00 no problem unless there is another lumberjock there I agree with MOORON it’s a real good lookin pc cleaned up I bet that saws like a champ

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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Straightbowed

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#12 posted 02-27-2013 05:07 AM

I would love to have that saw my mouth is watering bad foaming help me!

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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Loren

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#13 posted 02-27-2013 05:14 AM

It’s a 14” saw.

I’m not sure everyone can see that. It looks a bit like
a much larger saw in the picture.

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#14 posted 02-27-2013 12:30 PM

Where did you say the auction is? Do they have online or phone bidding LOL :-)

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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#15 posted 02-27-2013 03:57 PM

Spuce – I’ll just tell you it’s somewhere in Texas ;-)

I reckon I’ll max myself out at $250. Haven’t told the wife yet though…

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