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    Any one have an idea who originally made this saw?
    I am sure the sheet metal is not original. Has original Babbitt bearings. Bought it at the auction Saturday.


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    Check out the drive someone made to slow it down.
    Old flywheel from car and starter Drive.
    It runs surprisingly smooth.


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    Looks like my 36" Crescent

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    Looks like my 32" Sidney.
    But then again they all look alike.dscn0752.jpgdscn0753.jpg

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    I have a fair amount of experience with 36 inch band saws, having used one in the 1960's (and I was later given that saw by my father) and I now own about 8 of them.

    I might guess Crescent for the one photographed, but I can't tell from what I see (and I've never owned a Crescent).

    I write because of that ingenious speed reduction set up this saw has--that, I've never seen, and it looks so well thought through and clean. Thanks for showing it and good luck with it.

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    The throat depth is 32”

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    Looks like a crescent a former boss has. Shame yours doesn't have the awesome cast wheel covers.

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    Default A little bit Egan like

    The tracking wheel, the babbitt holder, the frame shape and interior table look a bit Egan like. This is a 32" also. The table on this Egan is a very nicely done corrugation.
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    Took some doing to get the gear drive mounted and aligned within a few thou. Kudos to who done it.


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