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FS - Gorgeous vintage band saw - $600

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FS - Gorgeous vintage band saw - $600

Postby Steve Sawyer » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:58 am

A friend that is a member of our local woodworking club is liquidating some machinery which includes a beautifully restored but un-assembled Walker-Turner 14" band saw.

If you're unfamiliar with W-T, this is a serious, heavy tank of a bandsaw. Beautiful to look at with their mid-20th-century art-deco industrial design. All cast-iron including the wheels, new tires, freshly re-plated components and new stainless fasteners throughout. All cast iron components were stripped via electrolysis and repainted with Rustoleum industrial enamel.

Resaw capacity should be good for anyone doing solid-bodies at 7", and max blade width is 7/8" so a good 3/4" resaw blade should be no problem.

He's asking $600 including a 3/4HP Baldor motor and a custom-made heavy-duty mobile base.

I want this saw - I REALLY WANT this saw. I've wanted it since he finished it and I saw it in his garage, but I have a European-style steel-frame saw now, and an old Powermatic restoration project in my garage, so I really can't justify picking up yet another band saw.

Obviously shipping is probably not practical, but if you're within a couple of hours of Detroit and could use a good band saw, you should seriously consider this one. Far better than anything you could buy new at anywhere near the price.

If anyone is interested, please contact me. Thanks.

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Re: FS - Gorgeous vintage band saw - $600

Postby David King » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:51 pm

That's a great deal. I missed out on WT 16" bandsaw when I first started and have regretted it ever since.
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Re: FS - Gorgeous vintage band saw - $600

Postby Peter Thorsson » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:08 pm

As a WT 16" owner, I can say I cannot think of many other saws I'd rather own in this size - maybe the Oliver 18"... but it's less pretty.

Good luck OP - try posting to OWWM
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