About 4 years ago I needed a bandsaw to be able to cut out a lot of
rocking horse heads. The choice here was limited and I got a Record
12" (English made - European pattern) and Mark Duginskie's book.
I set it up as best as I could - the frame got in the way of getting
the wheels coplanr etc.
I broke a lot of blades and contacted the local agents. They
acknowledged that did have problems with that model and gave me a 14"
It was a lot better but still difficult to get wheels coplanar and
blade alignment, bearings got noisy very quickly.
Last month I found a second hand Tw clone saw and took it home.
Stripped it, cleaned and resprayed, fitted new bearings and ended up
with a saw that tracked the blade perfectly, was quiet and could cut
accurately. Downside was the amount of pewter castings and general
finish, but it was far better than the Record. Better cut quality and
a lot quieter.
Today I took the Record 14" in for resale. There was a an old
Rockwell/Delta there. So much cast iron as to make it diffucult to
A deal was done and I now have another band saw to refurbish.
When done the Tw clone will go on sale and overall I will about
financially even but quality wise way ahead.
The only problems are that it came with a a 1Hp - GE - Induction
repulsion motor which weighs a ton and does not fit the stand - can
only fit 2 mounting bolts - so some changes need to be made there and
the left blade guard is non existant.
Thought about making a wood stand on wheels with storage.
At the moment all parts are soaking in paraffin and the restoration
On 16 Mar 2006 19:36:26 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
Thanks, have been there before browsing but now have something
definite to look for. After doing some stripping it is actually a
rebadged Delta sold to overseas countries.
It is a Tauco, model 10-6379.
Getting new bearings might be a problem though, inner race is offset
from the outer.
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