new (used) central machinery bandsaw
Thank you for allowing me to join the group. I very recently
purchased a used saw and it seems to cut pretty well although it is
out a bit vertically. It has the aluminium, outside blade guides so I
expect I will have to shim them a bit. I also have a new bi metal
blade with the saw.
I went through it after buying it and ended up doing a few tune ups as
- change oil in the gear box.
- flycut the bottoms of both vice jaws in my taig mill as they were
not at all square with the jaw faces. The cast iron cut like butter
and the end result is very accurate and clean.
- I did find that the two holes in the upper casting, through which
the axle (one that allows the top of the saw to hinge in relation to
the bottom) were quite far out. I had to take it apart when I bought
it (for transport) and when it went back together I was not impressed
with the fit of this particular set of pieces. It works for now and I
haven't come up with a good way to bore them out bigger so that they
are in a straight line. Any ideas would be welcome. I did grease the
axle where it fits through the castings to cut down on wear.
- have put together a plywood base which will be painted and have
wheels so that it moves easily.
The various posts in the group were of great help to me in checking
out the saw. Thank you for all your work.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "john_c_1st" <jsuttie@...> wrote:
>I bored one of the "ears" large enough to make a bushing with the hole
> ....SNIP ....
> - I did find that the two holes in the upper casting, through which
> the axle (one that allows the top of the saw to hinge in relation to
> the bottom) were quite far out. .... SNIP ...
> haven't come up with a good way to bore them out bigger so that they
> are in a straight line. Any ideas would be welcome.
> .... SNIP ....
in the bushing offset to compensate the mis-alignment. It now cuts very
straight vertically with a new properly tensioned blade.