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Manufactured/Badged by:
Yates-American Machine Co., Inc.
Beloit, WI; Roscoe, IL; Liberty, NC

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Band Saw
Machine Size: 20"
Submitted By: Lloyd Natof
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: J-120
Date of Manufacturer: 1940's (?)
Serial Number:
Last Updated 3/5/2003 8:46:03 PM

I've always found the Yates J-line machinery to be really attractive. I found this bandsaw on woodquip.com. The seller also had a Parks 12" planer that fellow OWWMer, Dennis Pantazis, bought and we shared shipping to Chicago from PA. Bandsaw has original 1.5hp 3ph motor and electricals. The only visible Yates logo is on the Peerless motor plate. Elswhere, the only other Yates ID is Yates-American J-120 cast into the top of the base.
Saw came with fence and light which appear to be original.
Saw has metal block side guides and standard thrust bearings.

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Comments: Front of saw
Source: Aaaron Lesko, the seller
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Comments: Back of saw in my shop. Pulley in center of photo to be replaced with proper crank.
Source: Lloyd Natof
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Comments: Photos show section of table that rotates up to allow for blade changes. Black metal piece on left center of photo is removed to open slot to drop blade down for lower wheel
Source: Lloyd Natof
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