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#1 posted 03-05-2014 05:29 PM

Looks like a monster of and oldie but goodie.

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#2 posted 03-05-2014 05:45 PM

That’s a pretty big saw, wonder what the travel on the table is?

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#3 posted 03-05-2014 05:48 PM

Looks like a vertical sawmill.


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#4 posted 03-05-2014 08:09 PM

24” height and 36” guide travel… nice. 2HP motor WHAT?!

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#5 posted 03-05-2014 08:44 PM

Reminds me of a “Trinity” band saw I had back in the middle eighties when I had a cabinet shop.

Stood about eight ft tall. The cast iron table was three ft by four ft. The only way to move it was lay it down with a fork lift, move it with the fork lift, and stand it back up again.

I don’t remember the hp of the motor, but it was three phase and about the size of a five gallon bucket.


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#6 posted 03-05-2014 09:07 PM

It looks to me like it’s seen better days in it’s long life,and may well be past it’s best in terms of work and safety .Also it has quite a few missing parts. I would not give it shop room ( as it is ) myself,and never pay seven hundered and fifty for it as it stands. However if I was looking for a giant saw, and even if this was complete, it may be worth buying with a view to restore if you’re like me and quite often are so inclined.It would take me a while and a lot of money to make this useable and safe.That’s if even if it was all there ,in a box somewhere.
New modern bearings in that size would be very costly though , I would probably make my own what do others feel/think.? I personally did projects like this when I was,younger, fitter and in good health.It could be made at cost to be quite a good saw, but WHY? would you go to all this trouble for an old dinosaur like this.
I would advise to buy a much more modern machine for using day to day, nostalgia is fine if your running a museum but for the home shop NO. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 03-05-2014 09:26 PM

I don’t think it’s used for bandsaw boxes. Kind of looks like something out of a horror movie.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 03-06-2014 05:51 PM

Kinda reminds me of a butcher’s meat saw with that sliding table.


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#9 posted 03-06-2014 06:14 PM

Yeah. That’s what I thought. It came off a navy ship
allegedly. I’m pretty familiar with old American wood
band saws and I do not recognize the guards on this
one at all.

Of course it could have come off a foreign navy ship.

Wood machines used by the US armed services had
to meet really heavy duty specs. MOAK did a lot
of armed forces equipment and Oliver, Northfield et al. too, but gov.
spec was the cornerstone of Moak’s business I think.

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#10 posted 03-06-2014 07:50 PM

It doesn’t look like it would fit on a Navy ship, unless they cut a big hole in the deck above. If it did come off a ship, it could have been a repair ship.

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#11 posted 03-06-2014 09:27 PM

I wonder if I could get that in my basement. lol

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#12 posted 03-06-2014 10:35 PM

It might be a big commercial meat saw for a butcher industrial type , but man it is very old.It was probably used by Fred Flintstone cutting his favourite slab of chops. MMMhh Dinochops. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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