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Forum topic by MaestroLuke posted 02-01-2015 08:59 PM 607 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-01-2015 08:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw refurbishing question

I have a vintage Craftsman 12” Bandsaw (103.0103). I’m trying to locate Craftsman Part# 13516 (or equivalent), the bronze saw guide rods, to replace the nubs that are left of the originals. My local Sears Store and the Craftsman website and hotline have lead me to deadends. Can anyone help me find these pieces? Any help would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 02-01-2015 09:11 PM

Really? You mean that Sears doesn’t have parts available for a 60+ year old saw that they could sell you for three times the price you will find just about anywhere else?? Welcome to the wonderful world of vintage machinery! (evil-grin)

Seriously though, are they just bronze rods? Seems you could get a bronze rod from any number of metal supply/welding supply houses for a few bucks, chop off the appropriate length and have plenty left over to last you another 60 or so years. If it’s something special, you can probably post over at the owwm site and find lots of folks who either have some or could point you in the right direction for replacements. If you are dead set on having an OEM replacement, you could post a want ad in the BOYD section and see what turns up.


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