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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:

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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