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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-13-2018, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Here's some pictures of my Craftsman 3 wheel band saw that I rebuilt a little while back.
It's got new bronze wheel bushings, Blue-Max Urethane tires, & Cool-Blocks blade guides.

Currently it's powered by a 1/4HP. GE motor which works fine the thin scrolling type cuts I use it for, But I've been looking for a Craftsman 1/3HP ~ 1/2HP motor for it.

The stands frame was made from used industrial pallets & the top came from a old drafting table top.

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Shiny !! Beautiful !!
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Great rehab job. I don't think I've ever seen one so small.
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Wow, she looks nice, Doug. The red on the harp looks cool, kinda like the Brembo brakes on a hot rod. Years ago, I used to see a lot of three wheelers in sign shops. Great throat depth.
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You did a beautiful job of reconditioning.
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Beautiful job Doug. I've heard those 3 wheeled saws could be difficult to get the blade to track. Is that true?

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Beautiful job Doug.
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I've heard those 3 wheeled saws could be difficult to get the blade to track. Is that true?
I really didn't have too much trouble, But then I also started with new bushings installed & making sure the two main fixed location wheels were in-line with each other.

If the front two wheels "Drive" & "Idler" were out of line then I could see it being a problem since the rear wheel controls the blade tension & tracking.

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I've heard those 3 wheeled saws could be difficult to get the blade to track.
As mentioned above I really didn't have much trouble getting the saw to track ok.
But getting those little urethane tires on was a PITA!

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Wow! Looks better'n new!!
I hadn't seen those 3 wheel jobs around for awhile; kind of wondered what had happened to them.
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