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Manufactured/Badged by:
Blue Star Products
Fairfield, IA

True Manufacturer:
Heston & Anderson, Fairfield, IA
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Band Saw
Machine Size: 12"
Submitted By: Bill Nance
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 12" mini-snowflake band saw
Date of Manufacturer: late 1930s??
Serial Number: na
Last Updated 9/7/2007 4:42:00 PM

My understanding is that the Blue Star band saws were made by Heston & Anderson and retailed as home shop band saws under the Blue Star label. They are sister saws to the early Delta band saws that were also manufactured by H&A. I picked this up from a local Craigslist ad, where it was part of a combination machine with a Delta Homecraft 4" jointer on a Delta stand, with both machines driven by a dual-shaft motor. It was in surprisingly good condition when acquired, all parts complete and in working condition, and running just fine.

Photo 1:

Comments: original combo machine view
Source: my camera at seller's place
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Photo 2:

Comments: completed restoration on new stand
Source: my garage shop
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Comments: reproduction badge on light attachment
Source: my garage shop
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