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Jason
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Nice! Old tools rock. I scored this 50’s era Delta bandsaw back in 2011 that was sitting on the side of a friends house collecting dust and rust. Did a complete teardown on it to clean it up and get it going. Has been in regular use by me since even though it still has a few issues:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ns8Qvr0Fkj8FKq0x2

Biggest problem with it is the blade guides are in sorry shape and the tension spring is pretty much shot. And none of those parts are still made for it. I cobbled together some blade guides out of hardwood that work ok – but aren’t great. The tension spring I just have to max out to get enough blade tension right now…which results in broken blades more often than I’d like. Still looking for a suitable replacement spring 🙁

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