Funny thing is a big bandsaw really doesn't take up much more room than a little bandsaw.
I have talked to the gentleman that owns the saw and I will check it out tomorrow. I have 2 concerns:
1) Direct drive bandsaws typically need a really slow motor (600-900 RPM or so?) which would be very hard to replace. So this one better be working well with no odd noises.
2) Moving the beast. But last I heard NCWW''rs like to help move large iron objects, maybe I can get some help .
Moving the beast. But last I heard NCWW''rs like to help move large iron objects, maybe I can get some help .
I checked out the bandsaw this afternoon. The cast iron is in great condition. It was in much better condition then the pictures suggest. Both wheels spun smooth and almost silently.
So why didn't I buy it?
The motor would run without load but would bog down with just the band. It reminded me of when I miswired my 3 phase motor. But the owner said he used to have it running.
Anyway he is a nice guy and my guess is it is still a very good deal. But I don't have the expertise to fix it or know where to find a replacement motor. Note the motor didn't have aplate or anything to identify the wiring.