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Old 09-29-2020, 12:49 AM
Dana Acker Dana Acker is offline
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Mt. Airy, North Carolina, USA
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I don't have a metal cutting band saw, or any band saw for that fact. However someone gave me an old band filer. It runs, but the band files are hard to come by, and I'm not entirely sure what it's original purpose was. OK it was for filing, but I'm not sure what. It weighs a ton, and basically just defies gravity in the corner of my shop. But it's a cool old machine. Once I put a band saw blade on it, but while the blade spun around, it just wasn't meant to be. Trying to turn a band filer into a band saw is like trying to change a dog into a cat. Not to mention I've come to appreciate keeping my fingers attached to my hand. I've got one old circular chain of like 3" files stuck together that at one time actually ran on it, but never tried it.

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