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bborr01
01-18-2012, 01:42 AM
Hi everyone,

I recently bought a 7X12 bandsaw that I am pretty sure was sold under a lot of brand names. Mine is a Lincoln.

When I bought it, there was no hydraulic feed cylinder. I bought one, but I need to fabricate brackets to mount the cylinder to the saw. There are mounting holes that are tapped into the saw. They are somewhat visible in the picture. If I had a picture of the factory mounts, I think I can work it out from there.

Anyone got one like this?

Thanks,
Brian
http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp89/bborr01/20120117_204501.jpg

lakeside53
01-18-2012, 01:55 AM
I have both the earlier and later model 7x12.

Yours is the later series; mine is the Enco Turnpro model with the Gear box but the rest is the same. You can probably get the brackets as an Enco or Grizzly spare part. They are cast, and "solid construction".



http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff150/lakeside53/misc%20linked%20uploads/DSCN2459Medium.jpg

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff150/lakeside53/misc%20linked%20uploads/DSCN2458Medium.jpg

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff150/lakeside53/misc%20linked%20uploads/DSCN2457Medium.jpg

bborr01
01-18-2012, 02:42 AM
Thanks Lakeside. I will start my search there. If I can buy them at a decent price, that would be my preference. Your saw looks identical for the feed cylinder.

Brian

914Wilhelm
01-18-2012, 03:02 AM
The harbor freight model lower hole for the cylinder looks to already be drilled and tapped on your machine.
http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_11987.jpg?01AD=3nSTTYDxBITGuPAT-AN5O6U8-BBX74lwWWJJcV3Dd90Oz5FSZNFj1lA&01RI=DDF270DC9CF2236&01NA=

Looks like you also have the holes there to bolt on the bracket for the top end of the cylinder. It would be dead simple to bend it out of some flat bar.

lakeside53
01-18-2012, 12:20 PM
I'm pretty sure the "lower hole" in the base casting of Brian's saw is for the length rod - you can see it in my picture. I doubt flat bar would work unless you weld in gussets - big stress at those points, which is why the brackets are so beefy. Hard to see in the pictures but they both have gussets as part of the casting.

It appears the Grizzly bandsaws have a different cylinder mount arranagement - much like the earlier 7x12 where it's angled to the cast base. Harbor freight is the same. Enco is your best bet for the parts. I have both types - the vertical cylinder arrangement works best.


You basically have this one : http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?PARTPG=INLMKD&PMPXNO=953991&PMAKA=137-3190

Manual with parts : http://www.use-enco.com/Machinery/137-3190.pdf

it's a parts 29 and 145. . You might want to get the misc bolts, pin and washers at the same time

Black_Moons
01-18-2012, 12:39 PM
Agreed, MAJOR stress there, and you do NOT want 'bounce' in your downfeed, or you'll end up riping teeth off your saw on thin materials. (Protip: Use VERY light downfeed speed when using your blade on metals too thin to keep 3 teeth in the cut at all times, and it will chew through without so much stress)

duckman
01-18-2012, 01:49 PM
Now remember that these are fine Chinese parts :eek: and as such you will want to make sure that the mounting surfaces are flat, there is a lot of stress on these parts.

lakeside53
01-18-2012, 08:17 PM
But they are copies of fine American parts.

Now and then you'll see one of the old Dayton bandsaws these were all based on. The imports look just as good or better;)

bborr01
01-18-2012, 11:22 PM
Today I emailed the seller of the cylinder to see if they can get me some brackets and hardware.

The pictures from lakeside should suffice if I can't get the brackets commercially. I am surprised that despite lots of searching, I was not able to find any parts suppliers.

Brian

lakeside53
01-18-2012, 11:46 PM
Call Enco... I linked the manual and parts above. They will supply them. Just tell them it's their machine.

bborr01
01-19-2012, 09:37 AM
Call Enco... I linked the manual and parts above. They will supply them. Just tell them it's their machine.

Thanks Lakeside, I will try them if my other source can't get the parts.

Brian

bborr01
02-14-2012, 11:39 AM
Well, I finally made a couple of brackets for my bandsaw. I found the bottom bracket for $25 plus shipping but the top one was out of stock so I decided to use up some scraps of hot roled that I had laying around. Things are kind of quiet around the shop anyway right now. Beats sitting in front of a TV.

Brian

Top Bracket:
http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp89/bborr01/20120213_212739.jpg

Bottom Bracket:
http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp89/bborr01/20120213_212756.jpg

Finished and Mounted:
http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp89/bborr01/20120214_105940.jpg

lakeside53
02-14-2012, 12:10 PM
Nice work!

bborr01
02-14-2012, 12:13 PM
Nice work!

Thanks lakeside. I used your pictures as a pattern. It works good.

Brian