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  • DS_park
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    Originally posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
    For better or worse, once the cost of a piece of equipment has been fully written off on their taxes, many companies consider an item to be worthless.
    So True.
    Once I helped save a piece of equipment from the scrapper at work. It was valuable to someone and we eventually worked out a trade for credit on a newer piece of machinery. Part of the swap was our investing in a repair upfront without a 100% guarantee of success. We were dealing with honest folks though and the trade went through. 25% discount on a $10K piece of new equipment.

    We felt great until the Bean counters did the books that year. They took our 25% savings and refunded it to the department that scrapped the original unit.

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  • Paul Alciatore
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    I would be sure it was from a commercial shop. Either the need for it went away and the bean counters wanted it off the books or they upgraded to a new one, perhaps with more features or a bigger work envelope. And no one had any time to do any repair/restore work on it.

    For better or worse, once the cost of a piece of equipment has been fully written off on their taxes, many companies consider an item to be worthless.



    Originally posted by ncjeeper View Post
    I cant believe somebody scrapped that.

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  • Lowery Racing
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    Haven't had a chance to do much with the saw this week, however I did acquire a new drive belt. Next I need to source some blade guides, I'm hesitant to call DoAll for obvious reasons.. $$. Though I may call today and hopefully be surprised. Does anyone know of any other sources?

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  • boslab
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    There's a buisness opertunity, if you have one to copy that is, band saw selector wheel disk things, they're always broken or missing
    Beautiful job tundra
    Mark

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  • ncjeeper
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    Anybody got an extra job selector wheel? Mine was missing when I got my saw. I have been searching Ebay for the past year but no luck.

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  • quasi
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    tundra, nice restoration.

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  • MrFluffy
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    Here's my similar do-all pre resto.


    There's no post clean up because after topping off the fluids and repairing the light, the damn thing is so useful I just use it as is every day

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  • jdunmyer
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    Something that helps remove rust from flat surfaces is a razor-blade scraper, the type that uses single-edge blades. Scrapes the rust off; I often use oil, WD-40, or somesuch.

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  • Tundra Twin Track
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    Originally posted by Doc Nickel View Post
    While we're listing 'em, I cleaned up an '48 DoAll LHF saw over at PM. Started out a quick clean-up, but I eventually had to go as far as a full rebuild on the gearbox.

    Now it's one of the most-used and handiest machines in the shop.

    Doc.
    X2 on the most used machine,metal,plastic and wood I use it for every thing and power feed for heavy plate steel works great

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  • ncjeeper
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    I cant believe somebody scrapped that.

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  • Doc Nickel
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    While we're listing 'em, I cleaned up an '48 DoAll LHF saw over at PM. Started out a quick clean-up, but I eventually had to go as far as a full rebuild on the gearbox.

    Now it's one of the most-used and handiest machines in the shop.

    Doc.

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  • Lowery Racing
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    Originally posted by Tundra Twin Track View Post
    This is a 1950 ML 16 with a facelift and up grades.
    Very nice looking saw, I like the wheels, I was thinking about doing something similar ..

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  • Mcgyver
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    Originally posted by Lowery Racing View Post
    Very impressive resto' Not sure I'll take it to that level, I'll be happy to end up with a clean solid running saw.
    agreed....beautiful job but I could go that extreme on a bandsaw.....that guy needs to find an old '36 two seater Bentley in a barn or something.

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  • Tundra Twin Track
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    This is a 1950 ML 16 with a facelift and up grades.

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  • Lowery Racing
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    Originally posted by polaraligned View Post
    I can see them now. Yeah, having pics set to private won't work....

    I did a 24" Grob that was worse than that. Should be a pretty easy restore.
    Thanks & yes from the top it looks fairly easy, however we'll see once I dig in a little deeper.

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