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Manufactured/Badged by:
Tannewitz Works
Grand Rapids, MI; Jenison, MI.

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Band Saw
Machine Size: 36"
Submitted By: Bill Simmeth
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: GHE
Date of Manufacturer: 1967 SN 15630
Serial Number: (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 7/25/2004 12:00:00 AM

Comments:
This saw was the bonus prize in the "Great USGS Heist of 2003". I had no idea it was included in the lot when I bid. (See forum post #39329 for details.) It was/is Tannewitz's top of the line band saw (still offered today new at over $15,000). The machine is huge -- nearly 9' tall and 2,900 lbs. An outstanding feature of this saw is the electronically-actuated braking system. Both wheels have automotive-style drum brakes powered by a hydraulic master cylinder. The system is actuated when the saw is powered down AND when a sensor determines that the blade has broken!

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Comments: Front view
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Comments: Rear view - note enclosure top right for brake system
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Comments: One reason for the braking system!
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