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Horizontal Bandsaw Resurrection

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Picked this old Do-All up from my old neighbor years ago, and finally got around to rebuilding all the mechanical parts, all new bearings and blade guides, hydrualics, etc. Vise was non functional, etc so had to make a bunch of stuff from scratch.

New pump and coolant system needs to be installed and it's basically done.

Using a C-Clamp to cut the material for the new vise parts, & mist coolant to get by.
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Making lots of chips
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New Vise, screw, etc. All bronze bushed.
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I screwed up and ordered way to fine pitch of ACME thread so i ditched the hand wheel, i run the vise in with the battery impact instead for rapid travel 🤦‍♂️
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I'll do some further clean up now that i know this thing is fully functional and no major fixes to do.
 

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Badass!

Does this adjust control the drop rate?
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Yep, just a little brass needle valve. I robbed it off my old small horizontal saw that finally gave up. Works pretty well so just moved it over hoses and all.

This is also a nice little tool i made to accompany the saw, maybe someone can guess what it is used for.

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Is it some sort of clamping tool for blade maintenance and repair?
👌 brazing or welding fixture.

on these big 1" blades a scarf joint and some silver solder works amazingly well. you can also put a purge box below the opening and tig weld them.

I have a blade welder on my vertical, but it struggles with 3/4" blades and i'm afraid i'll kill the thing. Works great on 1/2" and below though.
 

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Coolant system all hooked up, i knew the pump was gonna be over powered so i opted to add additional nozzles ahead to lube and cool the carbide guides, and after to wash swarf out of the teeth.

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