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I'm a newbie to wood working, a injury has made working on tractors to be put on the can't do list, so in order to keep myself from going nuts (or to make it happen quicker) i decided to start some wood working or in my case so far failed attempts at a picture frame..lol. any way I purchesed this band saw and the owner has no idea what make or brand it is. when I got it home and went to cut a piece of wood the band broke, no big deal, till I opened the case and seen one of the wheels is jb welded togethar. well, now how to I go about finding a wheel for a ? band saw? sorry to start off with a what's this question. maybe I should have joined the forum then bought the tools. dt

 

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This is what I'm thinking.

The wheel was jb welded together, no name brand and it appears to be a cheaper saw with what looks to be a 3 wheel design which is the worse design in my opinion. Maybe someone has a brighter view but I sure hope you didn't waste to much money on it.

It likely won't be cost effective to repair even if you find the name brand and can get the parts.

Sorry, just my brutally honest opinion.
 

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You might consider stripping the JB weld off and have the wheel welded. A welder told me not to sandblast something to be welded as the sand will contaminate the metal.
 

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I hate to say it, but I think you over paid on this one....and I don't know what you paid. I'd cut your losses and look for a better quality used one.
 

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I am with the others, this is not a good bandsaw, even if everything was in good condition.

A 3 wheel design has small wheels which have a tight radius. This style of bandsaw is famous for the blades breaking due to the flexing over the small radius wheels.

You may be able to get a new blade from Timberwolf, but unless you can get the wheel welded correctly, you would have to be very lucky to be able to find a replacement wheel.

http://timberwolfblades.com/

I would cut short my losses and find e.g., a 12in bandsaw.

Where are you located? Example of a Craigs List posting in Allentown for a 12in bandsaw.

http://allentown.craigslist.org/tls/3883935442.html
 

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yep, it's a 3 wheel design. bumber, guess time to start shopping around again. thanks, for the responses, glad ya were honest, not what I wanted to hear, but the truth is the truth. thanks, dt.
 

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well I talked to the fell a I got it off and he agree'd to give me my $ back. $60. but he asked if I would replace the blade, I thought that was fair enough, the only problem is my saw blade measures 57" and I can't find a blade that size. 44,64 and bigger?
 

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dt1050 said:
well I talked to the fell a I got it off and he agree'd to give me my $ back. $60. but he asked if I would replace the blade, I thought that was fair enough, the only problem is my saw blade measures 57" and I can't find a blade that size. 44,64 and bigger?
Sears carries 56 7/8 length. Might that be what you need?
 

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ryan50hrl thanks. So what I gather is nobody thinks the 3 wheeler's are a good design. I'll keep that in mind. since I'm mainly doing picture frames...(ugly ones right now) I wonder if my money would be better spent on a router. I have a old sears/craftsman 6" table saw.
 
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