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Forum topic by Newbiewoodworker43 posted 03-24-2014 04:19 PM 1075 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Newbiewoodworker43

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03-24-2014 04:19 PM

I guess I have really caught the old arn bug! I came across this antique band saw and although I really don’t need another band saw, I am thinking of buying this one anyway. It looks like it needs quite a lot of work but deserves to be brought back to life.

Before I did anything I was hoping that someone might be able to give me a clue as to what it is. I know there is not much info in the ad but I have seen LJ members identify stuff with less to go on.

Anyway, thanks for looking and any guesses.

-- ---Howard, Amesbury MA


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Loren

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#1 posted 03-24-2014 04:26 PM

Looks home-made.

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#2 posted 03-25-2014 09:45 AM

Interesting to look at. I am inclined to agree with Loren. It appears to me to be home made. The Screen type door is what made me think that.

But as you say LJ folks sometimes solve mysteries more difficult then this. Where did you find this? Just curious.

Charlie

-- Charlie75, Alto

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#3 posted 03-25-2014 10:59 AM

I am going with the answer from OWWM, a Sears/Parks Manual Trainer

http://owwm.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=146726

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#4 posted 03-25-2014 11:19 AM

Yeah Minorhero, it is a Sears/Parks Manual Trainer. I had posted the query in OWWM as well. I think it is supposed to be from 1925.

I am debating buying this as a restoration project but a couple of things are holding me back.
1. I don’t really need another band saw especially one that is smaller than the one I currently have
2. I have been spending quite a lot on tools lately (BS, Jointer, DP, DC, Planer) and while I have not spent a fortune the post purchase costs seem to really add up.
3. I do not really have the space for the saw in my small basement shop. I am trying to figure out how to fit everything I have and I am thinking of getting a disc/belt sander and a lathe.
4. My wife would probably kill me!!!

It’s a shame though as I feel that this tool deserves to live again.

Charlie, I found it on CL

-- ---Howard, Amesbury MA

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#5 posted 03-25-2014 11:24 AM

I have more or less unlimited space in my shop, which is pretty sweet so in order to not go tool crazy and fill it up I have imposed strict tool buying requirements. Every tool I buy must either make a project I am doing easier, or replace a tool I already own. If it doesn’t meet at least one of those requirements then I let it pass. It means a lot of tools slip by, but in the end its for the best. Some folks over at OWWM have so many tools in need of restoration that they have literally resorted to crating them and then stacking them ontop of each other, sometimes 3 or 4 high.

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Newbiewoodworker43

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#6 posted 03-25-2014 11:39 AM

I can see how machine restoration can become addictive. I like your rule set. I think I am going to pass on the band saw.

I have not even done a true restoration as yet, just a partial one on a benchtop drill press. I did not take the quill apart nor did I take the motor apart but I did get all the rust off, cleaned up all the shiny bits and painted it. I guess the satisfaction I felt after completing that partial restore kinda got me hooked.

I started a real restoration last night on a 37-207 6” Delta jointer. For this one I am going to attempt to do the real thing. I have never taken apart a tool before, nor a motor but I believe a jointer is a pretty simple machine.

-- ---Howard, Amesbury MA

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#7 posted 03-25-2014 12:10 PM

Parks trainer – I have one. Cute little bugger, too. They could be treadle powered, which would be a neat way to restore it.

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#8 posted 03-25-2014 09:36 PM

One can become over loaded with tools just because….....Having said that I am kind of looking for another older Delta. I don’t even have the one I recently aquired done yet. If they are as sweet as many have said and I can find another I just might get it and after restoration get rid of my relatively new 14” Chraftsman.

Charlie

-- Charlie75, Alto

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Newbiewoodworker43

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#9 posted 03-26-2014 10:56 AM

I can understand that Charlie. I have found myself doing searches on CL for antique, vintage tools. It’s kinda addictive.

I am scoring another Delta 6” jointer today so I can have parts for the one that I am restoring now. I figure what I don’t need I will be able to part out to others. Of course, I am going to check it out first to see if it may be better than the one I already am working on.

-- ---Howard, Amesbury MA

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#10 posted 03-26-2014 09:29 PM

Howard, then that means your walking away from the band saw. In a way it’s too bad but I sure do understand. In fact I probably would do the same.

Charlie

-- Charlie75, Alto

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