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This is one of the original manuals for the 14" import bandsaw. It was originally sold as model AW14-M1. The same model number was sold by many vendors in the early history of this saw. As branding became more sophisticated, vendors replaced elephant brand symbols with their own.

This saw caries a wide variety of brand names and configurations. To gain the most information, read several of the manuals. The most complete appears to be the Craftex manual. Please note that the three speeds for this model are included at the end of the manual.

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I just wanted to thank you Ron for making this manual available ,I recently got an older version of this bandsaw(Trademaster Model# TMWA 14DM)and had not hope of finding a manual for it until I found your posts about all these old Elephant brand bandsaws and found the above manual being the closest to my machine,and that's all I needed,just a general idea of what and where the parts are or how the pulleys are connected for multiple speed, etc.
You have accumulated a great source of information and I just wanted to thank you for the time and the effort you must have put in to it.
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I just wanted to thank you Ron for making this manual available ,I recently got an older version of this bandsaw(Trademaster Model# TMWA 14DM)and had not hope of finding a manual for it until I found your posts about all these old Elephant brand bandsaws and found the above manual being the closest to my machine,and that's all I needed,just a general idea of what and where the parts are or how the pulleys are connected for multiple speed, etc.
You have accumulated a great source of information and I just wanted to thank you for the time and the effort you must have put in to it.
Ken.
Hi Ken:

Just a note. Most of the manuals noted on the page are applicable, in some way, to your's. Most of the manuals are current. There is a good possibility that parts for your's are available from other vendors currently selling the same machine. I should comment that things like bearings, blade guides, blades, upper wheel sliding blocks are all common parts and inventoried even by blade specialty houses.

I'm glad it was of some help.
 

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Hi Eric:

Take a look at this article that I wrote. http://www.routerforums.com/woodworking-articles/28139-14-inch-import-bandsaw-hung-li-hsing.html . In there, you'll learn that your's is one of a "family" of versions with only slight differences. The top of the heap is the SteelCity with a granite drive wheel and granite table. There is no bottom of the heap, just less expensive. Yours' is no different than the Powermatic at more than 2x the price.

In that reference is a list of manuals, all of which apply to your saw and all of which I would recommend that you skim through. Someday, when I have lots of time, I'll create a "composite manual" that should address all of the "options" available for the model.

I would also recommend that you consider updating your bandsaw with some of the Carter accessories, especially the long tension screw for tightening up the blade.

Last week I purchased an old Busy Bee Bandsaw. Your posted manual was just what I needed.

Thanks

Eric
 

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I just picked up an 1986, Made In Taiwan, 14", Craftmaster band saw. Since I had to register to download the pdf's I thought I might as well say,
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Hi Ron, I am from Australia and have one of these bandsaws but is a WA-14N model although the parts look identical. Do you have any idea where I may be able to get parts from? The upper wheel sliding bracket for adjustment of blade tension has broken and I have not had any luck in finding a supplier of the spare parts. Mine was purchased in 1992 and has served me well under the brand of Elephant.
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Lee I haven't seen Ron on the forum for a while but I did a quick search and on another forum someone suggested that the part is fairly universal. I also have an Elephant in 18" and I'm sure it was built as a number of other brands just like many other woodworking machines made in Taiwan. I'm not sure what Taiwanese brands are available down under but take your part and get dimensions and start trying them and see if someone elses is the same thing. I also believe that that part would be fairly easy to get machined.
 
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upper wheel sliding bracket

Hi Ron, I am from Australia and have one of these bandsaws but is a WA-14N model although the parts look identical. Do you have any idea where I may be able to get parts from? The upper wheel sliding bracket for adjustment of blade tension has broken and I have not had any luck in finding a supplier of the spare parts. Mine was purchased in 1992 and has served me well under the brand of Elephant.
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Hi Lee and Charles:

I don't know about OZ but https://www.tufftooth.com/product/upper-wheel-sliding-bracket/ this is I think what you want. they are notorious for cracking and breaking especially when left under load or over-tightened. Look around OZ for anything that looks like your bandsaw. General International sells two models of the same thing. So does King Canada. King Canada - 14" wood bandsaw KC-1401FX

I hope this helps.

Hi Charles. I got the heads up. I usually try to respond to threads that I've had direct involvement with. My workshop is currently buried under 10 feet of snow so I can't verify some information on this. If there is something you think I should follow up on, you can contact me directly or by pm.

Good to talk with you both. Bye for now.

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Good to see you back Ron.
 
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