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Cosmicsniper

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04-27-2013 05:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: band saw

Friends:

Your help needed.

I’ve wanted a bandsaw for a while, but have held off because I want something big to do resawing. I’m planning on building one, however…

We are having a neighborhood garage sale today. My neighbor from two houses down has been holding out on me…check this out:

Because I’m actually selling my own junk right now, it’s hard to research. It’s 1.5 hp 240v single phase. Anybody ID this? Any idea of what you’d pay for it?

He’s not really trying to move it in the garage sale, but he definitely made a point of showing it to me.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com


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#1 posted 04-27-2013 09:18 PM

Wow, must be a terrible bandsaw that nobody has heard about!

-bump-

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#2 posted 04-27-2013 09:38 PM

http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=50&tab=4

$500 if it works well. In terms of vibration it will probably be
pretty smooth running. That’s a benefit of those big old
cast iron saws.

Headroom can be an issue. Some of those larger saws are
over 9’ tall.

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#3 posted 04-27-2013 10:17 PM

You need help moving it to your place? :-)

Sweet!

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#4 posted 04-27-2013 11:21 PM

Thanks guys. He lives two houses down, so that’s probably a bonus.

I love old machines, especially things like this. They are so bulletproof, but the question is how much you get for your money. Something like an 18” Rikon is a grand when on sale, so you have to ask if you can get the functionality you need with this machine and whether it’s truly a wise decision.

I just don’t want to insult my neighbor…and it’s such a monster machine and my garage shop will experience quite a shock.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#5 posted 04-27-2013 11:23 PM

I bought a old BS and fixed it up. I got quite a bit of time in it and a fair amount of money. All it really needed was tires, new guide blocks, a stand , new belt, blades and paint. I still spent almost $300 including 6 new blades and I only paid $60 for the saw. I think $500 is pretty high unless it is a lot better than it looks.

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#6 posted 04-29-2013 09:17 PM

That’s a huge band saw. $300 is fair.

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#7 posted 04-29-2013 10:07 PM

Thanks for the help, guys. It’s definitely big iron!

I think I’ll just let him come and ask me about it. It belonged to his father, so he might have an inflated sense of what it’s worth and I wouldn’t want to insult him.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#8 posted 04-29-2013 10:10 PM

If you really want to know what to pay, ask on OWWM.org.

Good thread:
http://www.owwm.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=53043&p=365580&hilit=atlantic+band+saw#p365580

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#9 posted 04-30-2013 11:52 AM

Got a big band in my projects 34” 7ft 7in high made from real steel…sweetest machine i own…an made a moble base for it..got a grand in it

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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#10 posted 04-30-2013 02:17 PM

I had a 36” Crescent in my shipyard and it too was a superb piece of ancient iron.
I’d buy it for sure if you have the room.

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#11 posted 05-01-2013 01:01 PM

Paul a friend of mine has a 32” crescent…he wants a 36” tannawitz..guess who gets the 32”when he finds it …

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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