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Offline Stick Bender

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Re: Band saw for roughing out ipe board
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2018, 12:41:34 am »
Congrats on you purchase I like those old Craftsmans had one years ago , you might want to check the tires for pitting or dry rot , there cheap and easey to replace if so , good tires are important on keeping the blade tracking strait or coming off and if your running with out dust collection ,debri and resin build up on them , they sell tire cleaning spray that works good to clean up between uses it helps keep the blades running cooler to , bandsaws are great tools one of my favorite power tools.
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Offline youngbowyer33

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Re: Band saw for roughing out ipe board
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2018, 02:10:16 pm »
Still don't have it set up but here's a picture of the front

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Re: Band saw for roughing out ipe board
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2018, 06:15:04 am »
Could be worse, but it's not old enough to be good.
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Re: Band saw for roughing out ipe board
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2018, 08:39:13 am »
 I thought that might be the case. I'm not gonna throw too much at it so it should be good enough for my needs
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Re: Band saw for roughing out ipe board
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2018, 08:52:52 am »
Its just fine. Keep it tuned and keep sharp blades on it. Like I said earlier, my foreign made saw has already roughed out a few hundred blanks and still runs like new. Most people wont even use a saw that much in their lifetime.
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Re: Band saw for roughing out ipe board
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2018, 09:10:23 am »
Im not of the belief that a band saw needs to be old to be good , I bought this Italian made saw 12 years ago new ,it has made 1000s of feet of commercial veneer plus 100s of hours of personal projects its the same saw currently used in the Smithsonian wood shop , I have a lot of friends using Grizzly saws that love them , I had a 14in rigid saw that worked flawless after tuned corectly it was Asian made , your saw should work fine for your purpose use it and have fun.
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Re: Band saw for roughing out ipe board
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2018, 09:24:30 am »
Foreign isn't bad, Asian is, especially China and Taiwan. Italy, Germany, England can all be good.

And, I'm sure you paid more than a couple hundred dollars for that saw. Glad it works well.
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Re: Band saw for roughing out ipe board
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2018, 10:41:00 am »
I wouldíve gone with the delta but thatís my own preference.
Likenpearly said take care of it and it will do what itís able to:)
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Offline youngbowyer33

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Re: Band saw for roughing out ipe board
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2018, 02:41:15 pm »
Thanks guys. I'm gonna try and make the most of it no matter what
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Offline Mounter

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Re: Band saw for roughing out ipe board
« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2018, 06:45:45 pm »
IT will work!like they said, tune it, sharp blades... make some dust dude.......

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Re: Band saw for roughing out ipe board
« Reply #40 on: May 23, 2018, 05:14:08 pm »
Got a chance to get it inside last night and set it up for a couple of minutes tonight. Just did the width taper on two red oak elbs (let see how those turn out :-\). The saw is quiet and cut the oak no problem, very smooth. Made a little mistake, but its all about making mistakes.


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