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Edwin Dirnbeck
01-20-2012, 03:37 PM
In 2011, I scored a Kalamazoo 9aw horizontal bandsaw.It was philthy dirty and broke down. It had a wallowed out motor pulley,no balance springs,seized blade guide bearing, ect. Even tho I had no room in my workshop,I HAD to KEEP it. After 2 months of fiddling, this is what I have.

http://s1153.photobucket.com/albums/p516/edwindirnbeck/All%20terain%20Kalamazoo%20bandsaw%202/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar5zB4q691k&list=UUk-kpd0bfJ31Do0pDpCGLvQ&index=1&feature=plcp

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p516/edwindirnbeck/All%20terain%20Kalamazoo%20bandsaw%202/001.jpg

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p516/edwindirnbeck/All%20terain%20Kalamazoo%20bandsaw%202/027.jpg

sasquatch
01-20-2012, 05:20 PM
Edwin,, Nice looking fixerup job, looks great.

Interesting pics of your'e shop also, thanks for posting the pics.

hardtail
01-21-2012, 12:20 PM
Definately thinking outside of the box on that setup..........

Blazemaster83
01-21-2012, 01:10 PM
Nice saw! I would probably have a hard time parting with that myself.

bborr01
01-21-2012, 01:15 PM
Edwin,

Lots of good ideas in the video. Thanks for posting it.

I didn't notice from the video if you had an off switch for the saw motor. If not, one would be nice.

I also especially like the cord reel idea. That is something that I plan to borrow from you. :)

Brian

LKeithR
01-21-2012, 01:54 PM
A very neat solution to your problem. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. My first shop--back in '69--had a rough gravel floor and the bottle cart I had was a huge pain to move around. I grabbed a couple old Rambler spindles and made up an axle to take regular 14" car wheels. With them mounted I could take the cart anywhere with ease...

flylo
01-21-2012, 02:22 PM
You should put a gas motor on it & run it where ever you want.