Central Machinery 14 Inch Bandsaw Restoration Part II
In part I, I took apart the bandsaw and began painting the parts. The article can be found here…
Part II is about the bandsaw base.
I will be moving the switch to the side of the column. There is also a puncture hole in the back of the base. I will be welding a patch into both of these places.
This picture shows the completed repairs.
I welded steel reinforcement to the bottom of the base. The rubber was sanded off the bottom of the old feet from the bandsaw being slid across the floor. I installed new feet and added wheels to the side. The wheels are set just off the floor. I can grab the column and tip the bandsaw on these wheels. Then I can move it around similar to the way a hand truck is used.
Part III can be found here…