i need help with old bandsaw identification/maker name/brand

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Forum topic by theMillionthDaniel posted 08-06-2013 07:55 AM 2548 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-06-2013 07:55 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw old vintage antique small cast iron identification name brand resource question

i just got this and it has no name at all anywhere. the motor looks like it’s unrelated. this is a very small bandsaw. only a few feet high. It would be nice to know the name and history but i mostly need info for rebuiding and if the parts are original or rigged…which the wheels look like something was done. maybe ill fitted bearing welded in…i’m not sure. i would be happy with a general information link for this if you think it would apply. this is my first bandsaw so even basic stuff is helpful. it’s very heavy, solid cast (i think) iron frame which is also the shell. it runs but i don’t think the bearings are turning and it’s just spinning on the shaft. let me know if there’s any pics that would help…or info..
thanks so much in advance!

on the pic below you see numbers on the parts. this is the underside of the table thingy…there’s numbers else where like this and they are the only markings i can find. oh yeah and this used to be a dark blue.

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#1 posted 08-06-2013 04:03 PM

Best bet is to start browsing here:

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#2 posted 08-06-2013 07:15 PM

It is a 10” band saw. Check and look on the motor, you might see numbers on it that could help in identifying the band saw.

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#3 posted 08-06-2013 07:22 PM

Craftsman had one or two in that style, maybe in the 1930s.

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#4 posted 08-06-2013 11:13 PM

It looks like a Darra James. These older machines usually were sold without a motor, so any motor could be used. You won’t be able to find parts for it. Restoration will be a task. You will have to make parts yourself or adapt parts from other machines.

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