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Default Not quite a "what is it?" - bandsaw

I picked up a vertical bandsaw through fleabay a few years ago, and wondering if anyone has any information about it, or the company.

I'll add pictures to the thread later today.

It has the (company/model?) name "ripall" embossed on the wheel guard, and has about a 12in throat/9in depth of cut. and stands about 4ft high + stand.
The table is about 15in square, and has no mitre slot, or fittings for a fence.

There is no lower tensioner, nor does there appear to be any way to fit one.

It is entirely cast, but of zinc/potmetal (too heavy for Mangnesium or aluminium) rather than iron, a little rough and unfinished, and painted a mid green colour.

It has four speeds set by v-pulleys (picador, so probably UK/English), plus a countershaft which gives 16 speeds - enough variation to cut wood or steel.

I haven't been able to find any information on this *at all*.
I'm beginning to wonder if it's a home-made one-off custom casting.
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Check here: Old Woodworking Machines or here: Vintage Machinery Someone there might be able to help you.

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