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Manufactured/Badged by:
DeWalt Products Co.
Leola, PA; Lancaster, PA; Towson, MD

True Manufacturer:
American Machine & Foundry Co. (AMF), New York, NY
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Band Saw
Machine Size: 20"
Submitted By: Tony Cruz
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 72B 31 Band Saw
Date of Manufacturer: unknown
Serial Number:
Last Updated 6/9/2006 6:50:45 PM

I bought it on E-Bay.just under $500. I've never seen a DeWalt band saw. It appears to be about the same vintage as my DeWalt Model GE radial arm saw, 1950's, AMF day's. I couldnt believe what I saw when I picked it up. I thought it was repainted, the paint is that nice. You could tell it was hardly used. Almost no dust build up anywhere. The tires need to be replaced, and I think I'll put a magnetic starter and a Short-Stop Brake. No rust and very few scratches in the table. The orange tag you see in the pics is the original voltage tag from DeWalt. It reminds me of a beefed up version of the Delta 14" bandsaw, with some notable differences. A rather large Star-Kimble 1 HP direct drive 850 rpm continuous duty motor. Manufactured in Bloomfield, NJ. It pushes the blade at about 72 FPS. A 6" dust port, the largest I've seen on any bandsaw, even my 36" Oliver, and a second smaller port at the bottom rear of the saw. It has a decent rip fence. It came with Carter guides. 1 thrust bearing was missing. I ordered a new one from Carter it fit perfectly. The 90 table stop folds down to allow a 15 left table tilt. The lock is a quick action cam type lever. The table itself is 24"x24" larger than the table on my 20" Delta this saw is replacing, I like the additional auxillary table to the left of the main table, The only drawback is the re-saw capacity is several inches less at 10 1/4". The bottom door is sheet steel with an angle frame. The top door and cover is cast aluminum. The table tilt and tension scales are both large. This saw was also listed under DeWalt on this website with the original E-Bay pics, full front view.
Added 6/5/06:
What I thought was a second smaller dust port on the rear of the machine is actually a mounting point for a foot brake my machine is missing.

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Comments: Carter Zephyr guides
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Comments: Monarch, DeWalt, AMF all on on one tag
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Comments: solid vintage construction
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