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    I bought a 4x6 horz/vertical bandsaw about in the year 1986. I was just cutting a 3/8" x 2" aluminum flat. I was also machining with the mill and my attention was there. Well, the blade got jammed I guess and when I got back to it the motor had a fire inside of it. What a piece of krap. Don't they make things that last anymore? It has cut a lot of metal. I don't understand it.
    Amrox is the brand made in Taiwan. All I can say is stay away from this brand.
    Nick
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  • #2
    You got 24 years of service out of it. I'd say that is pretty good. Put a new motor on it and it should last you much longer.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by crawler View Post
      You got 24 years of service out of it. I'd say that is pretty good. Put a new motor on it and it should last you much longer.
      +10

      If you keep an electric motor stalled for any length of time... it *is* going to burn up, no matter who makes it.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by bretsk2500 View Post
        +10

        If you keep an electric motor stalled for any length of time... it *is* going to burn up, no matter who makes it.
        Acutally I was complaining as a goof. As far as a motor burning up being stalled for a short time is false. Most electric motors have an internal thermal
        overload which protects the motor. This motor must not have one or it was defective. After this many years of service, I have no real complaints.
        I have the same type saw in a 7x12" Jet version. I like the smaller saw for small jobs and use a fine tooth blade on it. I probably have a replacement motor around somewhere in my stash of crap.
        Nick
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        Millermatic 150 Mig
        Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
        2-O/A outfits
        Jet Lathe and Mill
        Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
        DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
        Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
        20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
        Propane Forge
        60" X 60" router/plasma table

        www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
        Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
        and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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        • #5
          I had hoped you were pulling our legs. I should only hope to see that kind of service out of my Clarke version of the cheap 4 X 6 saw.

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          • #6
            DuraCraft

            I've got an old DuraCraft 4 x 6 I bought from my neighbor for $25. Have no idea how old it is, but it has a Westinghouse motor on it. That says something

            It had a broken mount, so I made a new one, and it cuts okay. You can see the "wheels" wobble, from worn bushings, etc.

            About time to spring for a new Jet, I guess
            "Bonne journe'e mes amis"

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            • #7
              My motor on my 4x6 caught fire also. There are a few more that have burned on the net some with pictures. I guess the best advise is never walk away from your saw because who knows what could happen...Bob
              Bob Wright

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              • #8
                Originally posted by monte55 View Post
                I bought a 4x6 horz/vertical bandsaw about in the year 1986. I was just cutting a 3/8" x 2" aluminum flat. I was also machining with the mill and my attention was there. Well, the blade got jammed I guess and when I got back to it the motor had a fire inside of it. What a piece of krap. Don't they make things that last anymore? It has cut a lot of metal. I don't understand it.
                Amrox is the brand made in Taiwan. All I can say is stay away from this brand.
                Nick, April Fools Day is TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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                I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post
                  My motor on my 4x6 caught fire also. There are a few more that have burned on the net some with pictures. I guess the best advise is never walk away from your saw because who knows what could happen...Bob
                  Mine didn't catch on fire, but i did stall it and the motor started to smoke once.... My jet still seems to work fine...
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                  • #10
                    That's why I keep my belt a little on the loose side.
                    If the blade jambs in screeches instead of tearing up.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by monte55 View Post
                      I bought a 4x6 horz/vertical bandsaw about in the year 1986. I was just cutting a 3/8" x 2" aluminum flat. I was also machining with the mill and my attention was there. Well, the blade got jammed I guess and when I got back to it the motor had a fire inside of it. What a piece of krap. Don't they make things that last anymore? It has cut a lot of metal. I don't understand it.
                      Amrox is the brand made in Taiwan. All I can say is stay away from this brand.
                      That's funny Monte. You make a mistake and blame a 24 year old bandsaw.

                      Griff

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by griff01 View Post
                        That's funny Monte. You make a mistake and blame a 24 year old bandsaw.

                        Griff
                        There is a safety sticker on the saw that states "When saw is in operation-Go mill something"
                        Nick
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                        Millermatic 150 Mig
                        Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
                        2-O/A outfits
                        Jet Lathe and Mill
                        Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
                        DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
                        Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
                        20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
                        Propane Forge
                        60" X 60" router/plasma table

                        www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
                        Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
                        and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by griff01 View Post
                          That's funny Monte. You make a mistake and blame a 24 year old band-saw.

                          Griff
                          Dude....you are attempting to reason with a guy who is planning to pilot the equivalent of a giant BLENDER with a seat.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
                            Dude....you are attempting to reason with a guy who is planning to pilot the equivalent of a giant BLENDER with a seat.
                            Is this a great country or what?
                            Nick
                            Miller 252 Mig
                            Miller Cricket XL
                            Millermatic 150 Mig
                            Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
                            2-O/A outfits
                            Jet Lathe and Mill
                            Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
                            DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
                            Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
                            20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
                            Propane Forge
                            60" X 60" router/plasma table

                            www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
                            Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
                            and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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                            • #15
                              Well, I'm about 1400 miles away, so..........I think we're safe
                              "Bonne journe'e mes amis"

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