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    Startrite 18-s-5. 3 phase dilemma

    No Startrites were dual voltage, not even the American models Inverters will make your workshop seem like a haunted house You should be able to pick up a 1ph motor and DOL relatively cheap these days, just make sure the rpm is similar and has the same shaft diameter, it will be 5/8", 16mm or...
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    Startrite T/A 145? motor upgrade

    Do not oil the internal parts, everything that moves in there rotates on oillite bushes, if you lubricate anything in there it will quickly gum up with sawdust!
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    Startrite T/A 145? motor upgrade

    Those motors were made special for Startrite and there is no direct upgrade, although I do believe BC split into 2 companies, 1 of them I think can supply old imperial motors but they are not cheap and as someone mentioned you may have to drill the mounting flange Usually on 1ph machines the...
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    Startrite Bandsaw Owners

    I can get my finger in there no problem, H&S are only concerned with the top guard, there's also an issue of there being 3 guards for 301 machines, and 3 for 351 & 352 machines, all slightly different lengths so the solution needs to be some sort of universal slide cover that can fit either all...
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    Startrite Bandsaw Owners

    The 3 series machines never came with fully enclosed guards from the factory!
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    Startrite Bandsaw Owners

    Thanks for the input much appreciated , I'm assuming this limits the tool post travel if there is a max mark on the original guard?
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    Startrite Bandsaw Owners

    Keith you don't need to tell me, or MS, In my opinion if you are stupid enough to be around the back of the machine where the blade is exposed and putting your fingers in there you shouldn't be round the front cutting stuff either 352 School models had mechanical footbrakes that cut the machine...
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    Startrite Bandsaw Owners

    They have contacted all the local schools with order histories but most of them have already been decommissioned, that's why they asked me to ask on this forum, I am retired now so have more time on my hands, I did subby work for them but they are a small operation with 3 staff, most the schools...
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    Startrite Bandsaw Owners

    Thats pretty much what is happening, but the technicians are pushing back, my wife is a teacher in a state run school and private companies have squirmed their way into those aswell, especially when it comes to purchasing, they can only use approved suppliers, suppliers with ridiculous mark ups...
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    Startrite 352 fence and t/s fence upgrades

    p.s I Because table saws dont have throats
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    Startrite Bandsaw Owners

    Hi I was wondering if the forum could possibly help with something? Machine Spares who currently manufacture all the original Startrite spares have reached out to me looking for a solution to a problem that this forum could possibly help with! Has anyone local to Stourbridge/Brierley Hill or...
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    Startrite 352 fence and t/s fence upgrades

    All the 352 fences are available but it depends on the model, as what fence you can have is subject to which table is on the machine.
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    INCA Startrite brochures

    I would be very interested in seeing these old brochures, those scans are excellent.
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    Startrite 352 bandsaw

    Well I did say 'stressing the capacity' Fair play, nice work
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    Startrite 352 bandsaw

    1ph 352's in good condition usually go for around a grand with all the accessories, bear in mind these are industrial bandsaws, not hobby machines, so you got a good deal there if its in good condition. There are about 4 different 352 machines though, and then a few minor variations, some have...
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