Category Archives: Metalworking

Wheel Horse 417-8 Part 5: PTO, Intake, and Exhaust

It’s time for the final Wheel Horse post!  Well, for a little bit at least. This garden tractor has a clutched multi-step pulley that is engaged/disengaged with a lever.  The lever pulls on a triangular piece that presses the pulley … Continue reading

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Wheel Horse 417-8 Part 3: Starting Motor Replacement

After looking into the cost to rebuild the motor on my Wheel Horse 417-8, I decided to start looking for a new motor to replace the old one.  I settled on a Predator 420 single cylinder engine from Harbor Freight.  … Continue reading

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Kysor/Johnson Horizontal Bandsaw: Part 6

Now that my bandsaw is up and running I can start adding some things to it. First though… Group “large” saw shot.  I’m planning to sell the hacksaw to a friend and figured I’d get the group shot while I … Continue reading

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Kysor/Johnson Horizontal Bandsaw: Part 5

The next step towards getting the bandsaw running was finding a motor for it.  I remembered that I had a GE 1hp motor around with no base.  In fact, it was the motor I went through on an earlier blog … Continue reading

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Kysor/Johnson Horizontal Bandsaw: Part 4

I’ve finally reached the point where I can start putting the saw back together.  Most of the parts were rusty with the occasional bits of paint flaking off.  I’ll spare you pics of me derusting and painting things.  For rust … Continue reading

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Kysor/Johnson Horizontal Bandsaw: Part 3 – The Gearbox

I’m back with the third installment on fixing the KJ horizontal bandsaw.  This time I’m addressing the gearbox that drives the back wheel.  The gearbox has a few problems that I have to fix. The gearbox is above the backwheel … Continue reading

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Kysor/Johnson Horizontal Bandsaw: Part 2

I’m finally back with another update.  For a while it was too cold to paint and I’d been busy with some other things around the house.  Once again, I’m making progress on the KJ saw. As you might imagine, de-rusting … Continue reading

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