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Forum topic by ohtimberwolf posted 10-15-2014 01:45 PM 898 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ohtimberwolf

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10-15-2014 01:45 PM

Never heard of it and just wondered who made it or sold it.

http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/tls/4715150041.html

I is a Magna.

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.


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#1 posted 10-15-2014 02:03 PM

Magna made the shopsmith.. that is most likely a shopsmith bandsaw rigged on a homemade stand.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 10-15-2014 11:09 PM

Thanks Brad, interesting to know. larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#3 posted 10-15-2014 11:22 PM

They are pretty well made. Small but capable.

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#4 posted 10-16-2014 11:08 PM

I’m sort of surprised someone hasn’t bought it. Probably get for 50.

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#5 posted 10-16-2014 11:35 PM

It is a really excellent small saw. I have one and I just love it.
Check out this blog entry. It shows one just like that cutting perfect veneers from a pepperwood log.
It was impressive.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#6 posted 10-17-2014 12:51 AM

The profile certainly looks much like a shopsmith.

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#7 posted 10-17-2014 01:47 PM

Paul: Wow, that is a good report. Makes me think of changing out my Jet.

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#8 posted 10-17-2014 03:46 PM

Magna for sure. I had one for many years. The parts are still available from Shopsmith.
Great saw for its size.
If you buy it, get the manual, and replace the metal guides with Cool Blocks.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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