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Does anyone recognize this bandsaw? I went to look at it today and I could not fine a single name plate. It looks like an old 20" Bauerle. The only thing I could figure out is the motor is 3 phase. I'm thinking of buying it and replacing the motor with a 1 phase. Anyone else have success swapping the motor on a bandsaw? Are Bauerle bandsaws ay good?

P.s. My luck continues. The guy selling the bandsaw happened to have an old 8" Drummond joiniter and a Drummond drill press in the shop. Both are in near perfect condition. I bought both along with 6 60" sash clamps.

Thanks,

Mike
 

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Looks nice- I would just get a phase converter- probably easier and cheaper.
 

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Thanks. Given the tension on the blade and the size of the saw, I'm not sure that a simple phase converter will do the job. I think I would have to go with a more robust inverter that would set me back at least $600. This is a 600 volt motor. I'm no expert though so not sure if the fact that it is 600v makes a difference.
 

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If the saw is driven with a belt and motor then there is no reason you can't change it to a single phase motor. Sometimes equipment has direct drive motors that have motors made just to fit the saw. That's when it's difficult to change out. A variable frequency drive or VFD is probably the cheapest solution to the three phase problem. Another option would be a rotary phase converter.

As far as searching for the make, you might search www.vintagemachinery.org/ There is a section where you can search photos by machine type. There is probably hundereds of pictures.
 

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Hi,

Does anyone recognize this bandsaw? I went to look at it today and I could not fine a single name plate. It looks like an old 20" Bauerle. The only thing I could figure out is the motor is 3 phase. I'm thinking of buying it and replacing the motor with a 1 phase. Anyone else have success swapping the motor on a bandsaw? Are Bauerle bandsaws ay good?

P.s. My luck continues. The guy selling the bandsaw happened to have an old 8" Drummond joiniter and a Drummond drill press in the shop. Both are in near perfect condition. I bought both along with 6 60" sash clamps.

Thanks,

Mike
I would replace the motor with a 1 ph. That opens up what you could use power wise. Check the mounting and RPM of the existing motor and the pulley size. Most likely you'll be looking for a 1725 RPM motor.







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