18 years ago
built machine of probably 50's vintage but hell...could be older or
newer as they don't really change over the years.
Anyway, I believe the thing was originally intended as a wood bandsaw
but currently has a metal cutting blade on it. The tires are cracked
and beat to the point of being useless. Wheels are about 12" dia
(haven't even gotten it out of the car yet).
My horizontal saw has steel faced wheels with a flange to keep the blade
from slipping. I'd like to set up this smaller saw for metal cutting
also. Any recommendations concerning the tire problem? Re-rubber or
should I figure out a way to use a steel faced wheel with flange as the
newer horizontal uses? Any recommendations as to a good generic FPM
speed that I should shoot for to cover average cutting needs?
Any ideas would help