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  • tackit
    started a topic Lets see pictures of your band saws

    Lets see pictures of your band saws

    Here's my Ellis 1600 when it was almost new. I have enjoyed working with the saw, it's accuracy is amazing. I have gotten pretty good at figuring out how to clamp odd shaped work on it. I keep a pair of 12" vise grips by the saw for holding jobs the saw's vise can't hold properly and wood blocking to raise or put behind a work piece that has a bolt or something that keeps it from laying flat on the saw's table or up against the fence. I prop the head up with a 4X4 to keep pressure off the heads hydraulic lock and to keep the heads springs from stretching.

    I'm always saying my Ellis is the heart of the my shop. I couldn't work with out it.
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  • tackit
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    Nice saws. I've have always wanted a reciprocating saw, my old dear friend who patiently taught me how to weld after I got out of weld school has had one for ages, he never talks about getting a band saw.


    He's built so many trailers out of every kind of formed metal he could get his hands on I can only guess the number. He used to pick up old overhead garage door tracks from garage door businesses, he would double them up to make carts, trailer frames and just about anything he wanted from them. Reminiscing here a bit.....I love you Joe.

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  • kvwall
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    JET J-3410 7-Inch by 12-Inch 3/4-Horsepower 115-Volt Single Phase Horizontal Wet Bandsaw

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  • cabininthewoods
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    I got a picture of my band saw made by Rollin
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  • Meltedmetal
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    Originally posted by old jupiter View Post
    Anybody else using an old-fashioned power hacksaw? SLOW, but always nice straight cuts.
    Yup, I have three. A Racine and two others that were converted from line shaft drives to motor drives a long time ago. Also have a V-36 Doall band saw.---Meltedmetal

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  • surfside
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    What do you do most often in your band saws? Typical work you do?

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  • old jupiter
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    Anybody else using an old-fashioned power hacksaw? SLOW, but always nice straight cuts.

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  • Synchroman
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    Originally posted by tackit View Post
    You do nice work synchroman. I was thinking how uncluttered your hydraulic unit looked. That's a nice Web mill you have too.
    Well thank you very much for the nice compliment! I'm a hobby welder and machinist so I probably have more time for "G" jobs than most. I sure enjoy this work, however. I've always admired professional welders, too.

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  • tackit
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    You do nice work synchroman. I was thinking how uncluttered your hydraulic unit looked. That's a nice Web mill you have too.

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  • Synchroman
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    Originally posted by tackit View Post
    Nice saw and improvements Synchroman. Taiwan machinery isn't bad, I have Rong Fu Mill I like very much.

    Can you show pics of your portable hydraulic unit? It looks good.
    If you are referring to the unit next to the saw on the left, that's a vintage Bernard TIG cooler. I have two coolers. One is the Bernard (2.5 gallon), and the other is a homemade cooler that holds 10 gallons. Both have Procon pumps and special motors to drive the pumps. I alternate then now and then just for fun.

    Here they are side by side a few years ago after I rebuilt the Bernard. I also welded up the carts that they are sitting on using old bed frames. If only those bed frames could talk. LOL.

    Rong Fu is a good name in equipment. I had a R.F. Mill Drill for more than ten years before I got a large Webb (Bridgeport clone).

    http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps4a91f322.jpg
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  • tackit
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    Originally posted by Synchroman View Post
    I have a 1987 Enco 7X12 Horizontal/Vertical Bandsaw. It was built in Taiwan. It originally had a large coolant tank in the bottom of the chassis but it made a mess so I modified the saw. I changed it to a dry sump and used the original pump to raise the coolant up to the blade from a two gallon tank. I added a catch tray and raised the unit up on risers for easy cleaning. The coolant drains back down to the tank through a filter. I use Mobil soluble oil and the blades last a long time.

    I welded the tank myself using 1/8" steel plate. The unit works quite well and will do a very straight, even cut.


    The unit.





    The coolant tank.

    Nice saw and improvements Synchroman. Taiwan machinery isn't bad, I have Rong Fu Mill I like very much.

    Can you show pics of your portable hydraulic unit? It looks good.

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  • tackit
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    Originally posted by cabininthewoods View Post
    I have a Rollin vertical band saw. I love it!! very simple and also very versatile, if you are thinking of buying a band saw I would look at these for sure. I will see if I can get some pics of it
    Pics would be nice cabininthewoods.

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  • tackit
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    Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post
    HF 4x6 cutting 4" soild round bar. I liked the saws with the formed arms not the cast ones...Bob
    That's impressive Bob. If your saw can cut that size of a round accurately it's good enough for most cutting jobs.

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  • tackit
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    Originally posted by surfside View Post
    Nice Ellis saw. Erich, great idea , like that set up .
    Thanks surfside. I have an Ellis belt grinder too, same quality, it never stalls and it's very easy to change belts. I wish I could afford an Ellis Drill press, they are built like tanks too.

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  • Synchroman
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    I have a 1987 Enco 7X12 Horizontal/Vertical Bandsaw. It was built in Taiwan. It originally had a large coolant tank in the bottom of the chassis but it made a mess so I modified the saw. I changed it to a dry sump and used the original pump to raise the coolant up to the blade from a two gallon tank. I added a catch tray and raised the unit up on risers for easy cleaning. The coolant drains back down to the tank through a filter. I use Mobil soluble oil and the blades last a long time.

    I welded the tank myself using 1/8" steel plate. The unit works quite well and will do a very straight, even cut.


    The unit.





    The coolant tank.

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