I am very much a novice, but like the challenge and reward of the few projects I've attempted.
Mainly they are to support my 1st hobby/career - automotive engineer. I made a sand blaster cabinet, battery charger stand, and a grinder stand.
Anyway, I have found a 40 year old Craftsman 12" Band Saw.
I am wondering if anyone knows about model 103.24280.
Thanks, I look forward to browsing the forum.
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I bought mine in the late '60's or early '70's used it for 15 years, reduced the speed 10 to 1 and could even cut steel with it. The aluminum cover is structural and must be tight in place when operating. It's definitely a light duty saw, mine had a 1/2 Hp motor. It would make a nice "art deco" restoration project, but there are more substantial saws to use for serious woodworking. JMO. bill
Sold it to a guy at work...he liked it.
The best advice is from someone who has actually done the operation, owns the same or similar tool or machine and who has experience with the material. BTDT? But that advice is "free", so take your chances ... you get what you pay for.