- Mar 14, 2013
Just picked up this neat old 12" bandsaw at a flea market. Didn't know what it was but it looked good, the price was right and my wife didn't argue, so I paid the man, stuffed it in her car, and hauled it home. Posted a pic on OWWM.org and had an answer in three minutes... it's a 1930s vintage Blue Star. Primarily a wood cutting bandsaw, although it works as is my thought is to change out the 1929 vintage GE motor for a treadmill motor with a variable diameter pulley for speed control and use it for light metal cutting, since I already have a small bandsaw for wood. It needs a bit of attention but nothing serious. Now to put the 10" Shopmaster bandsaw on CL to free up some space...