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Mcgyver
05-08-2008, 01:26 PM
I'm thinking of taking a look at this, but have no idea if its an older quality machine or offshore junk - if any of you guys can ID it, it might save me a trip :D. The owner hasn't a clue , thinks its a Cooper & Horton who was a local machinery dealer....Cooper & Horton is gone but for some reason I'm thinking they sold decent stuff....

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b201/michael0100/bandsaw1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b201/michael0100/bandsaw2.jpg

thanks for any and all help

garyphansen
05-08-2008, 01:31 PM
Looks made in China to me. Does it have a gear box? If it does not, you will be able to cut AL but not steel. Gary P. Hansen

thistle
05-08-2008, 01:34 PM
generic Taiwanese or Chinese 14 inch bandsaw, to be avoided at all costs unless you are some kind of masochist.

Mcgyver
05-08-2008, 03:26 PM
thanks guys, sounds like you've saved me a trip

Lew Hartswick
05-08-2008, 06:17 PM
Looks like a "clone" of the Delta 14 incher. I bought one several years
ago and made a 6" riser for it and some new parts for the guides.
Works fine I paid 300 and it only has two steps on the pulleys so it
won't go slow enough for ferrous materials. Sure it took a little labor
but when finished it's equal to the 800 Delta.
...lew...

wierdscience
05-08-2008, 06:33 PM
It's a 14" Rexon,made in Taiwan,good for wood,aluminum,but not steel. $150 is what it's worth,at auction with the right idiot it will bring $500 or more.

ken kuban
05-09-2008, 08:15 AM
look's just like mine but so do several others. i purchased
mine approx. 10 years ago and use it for either metal or
wood. it also has 4 speed pulley which was the main
reason so i could cut metal or wood.
purchase price about 180.00 new
thanks ken

ken kuban
05-09-2008, 08:16 AM
look's just like mine but so do several others. i purchased
mine approx. 10 years ago and use it for either metal or
wood. it also has 4 speed pulley which was the main
reason so i could cut metal or wood.
purchase price about 180.00 new
thanks ken

Duffy
05-09-2008, 09:07 AM
I have its twin in my wood shop. I bought it from Busy Bee about twenty years ago. It cuts wood, aluminum and brass, all at the same blade speed, using"wood" blades. It works a treat, has very slight drift and has served me well. With a 6" riser block it resaws quite well, but the original motor had no thermal overload and lost a battle while resawing red cedar. I intend to fit a DC motor to it and then it should cut steel, (with the right blade.)