Hi, I'm mostly a hand tool guy and need some advice about what looks like a 1930-40's era, 12" band saw I was recently gifted.
I have a cheesy 70's era, Tawienese 14" BS I use for resawing mostly. If I could make this found saw work w/o too much time and effort might be nice to have w/ narrow blade for cutting curves:
Walker-Turner Co. Plainfield, NY, "The DriverLine Power Tools' SKF ball bearing equiped".
12" diameter, solid iron wheels (rubber on outside of wheels is toast). Wheel centers look to be about 20" apart. Blade el guides, table and fence are rudimentery, but cleanable. bearings seem free, but willing to replace if needed. The C frame is cast iron and probably 75-100 lbs?
Belt drive to motor (definitely pre-OSHA!).
I really aprreciate any advice and suggestions! I've restored lots of vintage hand tools, but don't know anything about power tools.
If I can make this a workable, utilitarian tool that does one thing well, I,m interested; if this is never going to be capable of quality work I'll pass.