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    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

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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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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).

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

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