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    Northfield Bandsaw/Sanity Check

    Still in the process of repairing my shop after the Florence fiasco. Saw this Oliver HD bandsaw destined for scrap and rescued it. I think I've lost my mind!!! From blade to frame is 31", not sure what size it" officially designated as. Anyway, I've got it and hopefully will restore it after I get the shop restoration completed.




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    Re: Northfield Bandsaw/Sanity Check

    That's a beast....
    I beg to differ.............that saw is a beauty and the owner is .......................

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    Re: Northfield Bandsaw/Sanity Check

    Great rescue, Steve.
    I like making things. I have a wood shop at home. I am a terrible carpenter but I love doing it. Raymond - Charlotte, NC

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    Re: Northfield Bandsaw/Sanity Check

    Animal rescue move over, machine rescue is coming through! Nice machine to rescue for sure Steve!
    Experience is a hard teacher; she gives the test first, and the lesson later.

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    Re: Northfield Bandsaw/Sanity Check

    Steve I don't know how you moved that to your place but you did. You must be resourceful with large heavy objects. I just finished a repair on an old Delta saw that is small compared to the one you show in the photos.

    Don't know if his expertise crosses over to Oliver saws but Bob Vaughan was fantastic to work with on my headache/project.

    Don't be afraid to get some help. That is a BIG project to complete on your own.

    Post photos when you get to working on it.

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    Re: Northfield Bandsaw/Sanity Check

    That is huge and so is the motor. What horsepower is the motor?

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    Re: Northfield Bandsaw/Sanity Check

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris C View Post
    That's a beast....
    Yeah, but it just looked so sad there at the salvage yard. I was actually there with a friend to purchase some front and rear differentials and noticed the saw. Next thing you know I own it. ;-)

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    Re: Northfield Bandsaw/Sanity Check

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond View Post
    Great rescue, Steve.
    It was the least I could do. Should have seen the look on LOML's face when she arrived home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawman101 View Post
    Animal rescue move over, machine rescue is coming through! Nice machine to rescue for sure Steve!
    Tools don't leave droppings in the yard and they usually stay where you park them (barring a catastrophic event/failure).

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    Re: Northfield Bandsaw/Sanity Check

    Quote Originally Posted by danmart77 View Post
    Steve I don't know how you moved that to your place but you did. You must be resourceful with large heavy objects. I just finished a repair on an old Delta saw that is small compared to the one you show in the photos.
    Very carefully. My small tractor would not lift it so I used a chain-hoist to get it off the trailer and a pallet jack to get it to the shops rear wall. Fortunately I used screws in the wall panels when I brought in the centauro a while back. I plan to remove the same wall section and bring Mr. oliver in.

    Don't know if his expertise crosses over to Oliver saws but Bob Vaughan was fantastic to work with on my headache/project.
    Bob Vaughn is like E. F. Hutton... when he speaks, wise people listen and for good reason!

    Don't be afraid to get some help. That is a BIG project to complete on your own.
    I won't... not afraid to get help or give it when needed.


    Post photos when you get to working on it.

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    Re: Northfield Bandsaw/Sanity Check

    Quote Originally Posted by jhreed View Post
    That is huge and so is the motor. What horsepower is the motor?
    3hp/3ph
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    Re: Northfield Bandsaw/Sanity Check

    This page should be helpful in identifying your saw:
    http://www.vintagemachinery.org/mfgI...x?id=601&tab=4

    Is it this one?
    http://www.vintagemachinery.org/phot...l.aspx?id=5268

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    Re: Northfield Bandsaw/Sanity Check

    Quote Originally Posted by awldune View Post
    Very similar but it's not rounded wheel cover shape. It's made with square shaped doors/wheel covers. I'm trying to ignore it until I get my shop back up and running. Might have to go take another peek and see if I can locate a serial number ;-) Wish mine looked like that one!!!

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    Re: Northfield Bandsaw/Sanity Check

    Quote Originally Posted by LocoWoodWork View Post
    Very similar but it's not rounded wheel cover shape. It's made with square shaped doors/wheel covers. I'm trying to ignore it until I get my shop back up and running. Might have to go take another peek and see if I can locate a serial number ;-) Wish mine looked like that one!!!
    It looks like there is a lot of variation over the years, but I think yours is probably nominally the 32'' model.

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    Wow
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