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Manufactured/Badged by:
Porter-Cable Machine Co.
Syracuse, NY and Jackson, TN

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Band Saw
Machine Size: 20"
Submitted By: Dave Potts
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Type B-S 20"
Date of Manufacturer: 1925
Serial Number:
Last Updated 4/3/2003 11:06:50 PM

Advertised in the 1925 Woodworkers Tool Works catalog as a "portable bandsaw for wood or metal"...."When outside work is to be done, the machine is light enough to be taken on the job...". The Specification list indicates the saw tips the scale at 600 pounds. In addition to the 20" wheels, the saw also sported a 10 inch capacity under the guides.

The trade name "Syracuse" is the only manufacturer's description on this item, as well as on the sanders also posted in another listing.

Added to this entry is a Syracuse Sander Mfg. bandsaw seen posted on eBay in April of 2003. The last picture indicates that the saw featured a gear drive. i have requested more info from the seller.

Photo 1:

Source: Scanned from 1925 Woodworkers Tool Works catalog
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Photo 2:

Comments: As posted in an eBay auction... note the round table
Source: seller's camera/my editting
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Photo 3:

Comments: Gear drive on the rear of the saw
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