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Old 02-14-2006, 12:57 PM
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Default Carolina Tool & Machinery - Bandsaw

As is usually the case as soon as I replace my old bandsaw, I stumble across a deal on an old bigger one for half the price. But I really don't know if I want to screw with it or not because:
a. I don't need it
b. I don't have room for it
c. it will need some pretty serious tlc

Which all means that I will probably buy it.
But I want to consult with you guys first because you are my spiritual advisers & all that. Unfortunately, I did not have my camera with me.

Specifically, it is a Carolina Tool & Machinery Company (10 inch) Model HD-10.
I found one listed in a quick Google search with this small dim picture:



And this is a description which I cheerfuly lifted via Google:

USED 13-1/2" X 8-1/2" CAROLINA TOOL HORIZONTAL BAND SAWMODEL HD10
AUTOMATIC
Capacity: 13-1/2" x 8-1/2" Mild Steel
Wheel Diameter: 12"
Band Width: 3/4"
Band Length: 9'7-1/2"
work Height: 28"
Blade Speeds Approx.: 50 - 108 - 153 FPM
EQUIPPED WITH: 4-1/4" High Vise
Toggle Switch For On - Off
Counterbalance Spring
Hand Wheel For Vise to Open-Close
Band Tension Hand Wheel
1 HP 1725 RPM 115/230/60 Motor
Weight approx. 1000#
Overall Dimensions Approx. 60" L-R x 23" F-B x 41" H


The one I am looking at does have a new hydraulic feed cylinder but it is sitting outside; it is not a complete rustbucket but does need a good cleaning. I am skeptical of the approximate weight; it probably weighs considerably less. It is of fabricated construction with few cast iron pieces other than the wheels. The one I looked at does not have the optional orange cord reel.

The asking price is $100. Tell me what you think?

edit: 4-10-09
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:43 PM
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Since you like restoring equipment, If you've got the room offer $50. Clean it up a little, maybe adjust/fix a few things, and then see how you like it compared to your new one. Ebay the one you don't want - post it here first. You'll definitely get $50 for it.

Isn't it odd how you look for something for so long, think about it, finally make a decision, and then 1 month later you've got 2 of them?
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:59 PM
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That thing up here would fetch 900+
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Old 02-14-2006, 04:04 PM
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Cutter, I'm surprised that you don't want it to cleanup, repair and resell. After I read and saw your thread about vise rebuilding, this rebuild would be a a piece of cake. From the looks of the picture this would be a quick fixup and turnover, if there's no major parts broken.

In the past, I've worked in a few shops that had this model of Carolina saw and they seemed to preform pretty good. They are not as popular as the Ellis brand saw, but they get the job done. The only thing I would add to it is a tank and small pump for soluble oil coolant and lubracation.

Where is it located. For the price, it's a steal.
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Old 02-14-2006, 04:16 PM
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I have the same model,works perfect. It sure beats a chop saw, "set it and forget it". I don't have a owners book, and I can't find one either. Oh mine is 20 or more years old.
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Old 02-14-2006, 05:36 PM
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Cutter, unless the gearbox is shot, how can you go wrong?
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Old 02-14-2006, 06:19 PM
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One can never have too many saws!

Sometimes they can be a vice.

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Old 02-14-2006, 09:03 PM
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Quote:
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Cutter, unless the gearbox is shot, how can you go wrong?
Well Stove poker, I was actually kinda proud of myself for having enough restraint to come here & post
the question before I jumped on it and I just asked you guys in case anyone with prior experience wanted
to blast the product line for some sort of inferior design or hidden flaws, but I guess not. I probably
would have bought it anyway. She already knew my name when I walked up to her, and I hear her sigh when
I lifted her bow.
This old saw has been sitting outside for a while but "out side" around here doesn't necessarily mean
what it does in Owego or Lebanon. We haven't had any rain in something like 110 days now.
I asked if the motor was still good & Garland said it ran the last time he used it a few months ago.
I know it needs new guide bearings & of course, a blade or two. There is some surface rust, of course
but it should give way to solvents or brushing.

Bill, it is sitting at a little woodyard about 3 miles due south of where I'm sitting; I went out there
yesterday to get a load of firewood.
Sooo, I read your replies before I picked up the phone & called the man back this afternoon. Garland said
he would load it up for me tomorrow afternoon if I can make it.

oh - gmc1999, I get the owner's manual, too. I will holler at you for a mailing address as soon as I can
get a copy made, providing it is in decent condition.

Thank you all for your opinions & comments - and for your spiritual guidance.
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said it ran the last time he used it
That's similar to a phrase one local auctioneer uses: "It worked the last time he used it."
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Old 02-14-2006, 10:12 PM
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Hey Cutter, glad we could help. With the guidance, from all the members on this site, rest assured that it's like being insured with Allstate insurance, YOU"RE IN GOOD HANDS.

Enjoy your saw and if you sell it, don't make too much money off the deal.

BTW, if you run up on another piece of machinery that you don't want to buy, drop me a line.

Oh yea, it finally stopped raining, after a month and a half , and the sun is shining. Now everybody is starting to turn a little darker, DUE TO THE RUST FACTOR. Only bad thing is the sun won't last long, because it usually rains thru April, if we're luckly.

Have fun, Bill
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