Category Archives: Repair

Wheel Horse 417-8

About a year ago I picked up a non-running Wheel Horse 417-8 garden tractor off of Craigslist for cheap.  A garden tractor is larger than your average riding mower but smaller than a sub compact tractor.  Garden tractors have PTOs, … 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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Kysor/Johnson Horizontal Bandsaw

Thanks to Gill I have yet another tool to restore and put into use.   This is a good thing of course because I still had a little bit of empty space in my garage.  This time, it’s an old … Continue reading

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Hardinge HLV Part 4: It Runs!

I’d previously tested the control system on the Hardinge by directly hooking it to a 240V receptacle but now I’m up to the point of needing a more permanent solution.  I thought about it some and decided that feeding the … Continue reading

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