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Kroll

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Well I be,never notice this section before but wish I would have seen it before I got started on this 1612 BS.I have several question but took my best guess.I have been sent a manual and order the tires and belts from DoAll which was over 300 but then again this is I guess a 3K BS.Its not mine but I wish it was cause it is one fantastic machine and I guess over 800 lbs.Over the last couple weeks I spent time plugging holes in the cabinet which I guess the same cabinet is use for all models.This one is just the bear bones model so there is several holes that I welded plugs.Then alittle body filler,sand then alittle more body filler.Today I spray 25oz of primer which will be the first coat.I give it afew days to dry then sand then one more coat of primer. DSC03086.JPG
 

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Did the charge you for a manual? When I was rebuilding my Grob 4v-18 bandsaw they asked me for the serial number and sent me one for free.
 

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No Sir,they did email me a manual that is 48 pages and the pictures and print are good quality.Person that help me was Joel which look up the parts #'s that I needed.He said that he was going to put a manual with my order but that was this past Wednesday haven't receive confirmation yet on shipping.So till then will be painting all the small parts,maybe post couple pics
 

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Today I spent the day making a cover where the blade welder opening was which the previous owner had a piece of 1x12 shelving board.On that board was the new owners breaker type switch was installed for stopping/starting the machine.I went back with a piece of 1/8 thick metal for the cover,which I cut an opening for a low voltage s/s switch.I also started on the chip pan just cleaning it up of rust,oil,saw dust that was nasty.Hope the pics come out right this time.Thanks for looking----kroll DSC03119.JPG DSC03120.JPG
 

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I have the same saw and the transmission has a really hard time going from low to high range. I removed it, dismantled it and everything is clean and well lubed. But the only way I can shift is to get my fingers in there and push the pin in and it is really difficult. Any ideas for how to improve that?

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Well guys I have finally finish,turn key this saw.I have to say that these saw are of very high quality,with alot of weight.Its not my saw but I sure wish it was.I took this beast almost completely apart except the transmission,which it does work.Scott I did give the trans some thought but I did not want to take it apart to replace the bearings.Which I did watch a Youtube and it looks easy.But like yours its not all that easy to go from low to high,reading the manual they said to move the wheel while trying to change gears so that the gears can mesh together.I did do that but I also had to do like you and push in on the pin.Sometimes it work easy and other times it did not.But if this was my saw I would just leave it in low just adjust the low speed using the hand wheel.Guys I hope the pics come out right but if not,sorry.Thanks for looking DSC03139.JPG DSC03139.JPG DSC03140.JPG DSC03141.JPG DSC03142.JPG DSC03129.JPG
 

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Nice Job:) I have a DoAll V26 that is hard to change from low to hi. I have to shorten the stop on the cable so when you slow the saw down it pulls the cable sooner to change to hi gear. They are built like a locomotive, to last forever with regular maintenance.
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