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07-31-2013 01:45 AM

I will not call this a gloat or anything. But I am scheduled to visit with a seller tomorrow. He has a few great buys on some machines. He has a single phase 16” rockwell bandsaw he wants 150.00 for it. He listed a picture and it looks pretty decent. He advised me the only issue is it could use a new guide bearing for the blade. We already own a very nice 20” PM bandsaw but for just 150.00 for a “built like a tank” Rockwell 16” bandsaw, I just cannot pass that up. If I do get it, which I am certain I will, we will set the PM bandsaw with a resaw blade and run the rockwell with a small 1/4” blade.

And, the one machine I have been wanting for a some time. He has a 1 hp Power feeder. That is extremely needed in our shop since currently two of our shapers share one power feeder. This can actually be a pain, especially when only a couple of pieces needs to be cut. This will allow us to have 3 of our shapers set up with their very own power feeders, none of them sharing power feeders. Power feeders are key to safety when using a shaper. Not to say you cannot be safe on a shaper without one, but the added safety benefit of a power feeder on a shaper is not deniable. Not to mention the work is easier since the power feeder pulls the parts through the blade, and the cut is more consistent many times. Yes one can do very good consistent work without the feeder, but the addition of the feeder makes life all around better.

Enough rambling, the fella is asking 200.00 for the power feeder and there is nothing wrong with it. So I am excited about it. One minor deal though, it is 3 phase. Which brings me to my next thread I am going to begin soon. How to run a small motor such as a power feeder that is 3 phase on a single phase power.

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The rockwell bandsaw

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