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Forum topic by DannyBoy posted 05-19-2009 03:49 PM 4896 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DannyBoy

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05-19-2009 03:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw radial arm saw new tool kff

After doing a couple of odd jobs around my buddies house, I was just “paid” in tools yesterday. (Honestly, I love it when I get tools like this!) My buddy feels he got the better deal because he got two rather space grabbing tools out of his storage and pushed them off on me.

First off, I got a mid ‘80s (I’m guess) Craftsman Radial Arm saw. It’s easy enough. I just need to rebuild the work top and reinforce the homemade base it’s on and it will work fine.

The jewel, though, may be the band saw that he gave me. It is a 14” KFF (VBS-14) cast iron saw. I’ve never heard of the KFF brand before, but it surely does seem to be built like a rock. Regardless of how it compares to some pro models, I’m happy to have it seeing as it will be an upgrade to the cast aluminum Crapsman one I have now.

So, does anyone have any thoughts, opinions, or advice on the KFF brand or this saw in particular? Further, does anyone have any idea where I might be able to get an owner’s manual?

~DB

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-19-2009 04:49 PM

Hey Dan
The barter system works sounds like you received some good tools. I’m sorry I don’t have any info on Kff.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-19-2009 06:02 PM

Thanks, Jim.

I did a little more looking around and it is hard to figure the company’s info. From what I gather they are King Feng Fu Machinery Ltd. in Taiwan (figures…) and they apparently sell from the same plant that Delta gets some of their stuff.

The problem is, I still can’t tell where to get a manual or if it is even a good tool…

~DB

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 05-19-2009 06:27 PM

Watch for the recall on the Radial arm saw.. But don’t get dicouraged, if it’s in the recall, it’s worth 100 bucks to you… There’s a link for the recall in an old forum here somewhere..

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#4 posted 05-19-2009 06:29 PM

here it is.. please read…
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/5129

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#5 posted 05-19-2009 06:29 PM

Yeah, I saw that as I was searching around on the Craftsman. But, I can’t get my model number matched up.

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 05-19-2009 07:45 PM

Based on what I’m seeing, this only applies to the 10in saws. This particular one is a 9in. Still, after reading though the discussion and the weblink, I have to wonder why someone couldn’t just take the motor off, send it to Sears and put a different motor on the thing. There has to be someone crazy enough to do that.

~DB

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 07-02-2014 01:59 AM

I just picked one up today. (kff vbs-14) It’s been sitting in a rotting trailer home for who knows how long. All the axles still spin with ease. It’s not clean and ready to roll, but with a couple of hours cleaning and knocking off the age I know it’s going to be a really great pleasure to work with. The weight is vary surprising for the size. It is a well built machine. It would be nice to have the specs, as it does need new tire’s and a new blade. The motor, 3/4 hp. I didn’t find the RPM’s, but it was getting dark and I didn’t look to hard. I’ll up date this post after it’s powered up and preforms.

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#8 posted 08-17-2016 08:11 PM



After doing a couple of odd jobs around my buddies house, I was just “paid” in tools yesterday. (Honestly, I love it when I get tools like this!) My buddy feels he got the better deal because he got two rather space grabbing tools out of his storage and pushed them off on me.

First off, I got a mid 80s (I m guess) Craftsman Radial Arm saw. It s easy enough. I just need to rebuild the work top and reinforce the homemade base it s on and it will work fine.

The jewel, though, may be the band saw that he gave me. It is a 14” KFF (VBS-14) cast iron saw. I ve never heard of the KFF brand before, but it surely does seem to be built like a rock. Regardless of how it compares to some pro models, I m happy to have it seeing as it will be an upgrade to the cast aluminum Crapsman one I have now.

So, does anyone have any thoughts, opinions, or advice on the KFF brand or this saw in particular? Further, does anyone have any idea where I might be able to get an owner s manual?

~DB

- DannyBoy


-- Joey

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bamajoey

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#9 posted 08-17-2016 08:14 PM

I realize that this thread is 7 years old, but I was wondering if you ever got any info on the KFF band saw? I have one just like it and I need some parts. Any help would be appreciated. I have an owners manual but have been unable to contact KFF

-- Joey

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