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DeWalt DW100 Bandsaw - advice needed please? What's missing?

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Hi All. My first post here so apologies in advance if I transgress any rules and/or offend anyone, neither intended.

I recently picked up a DW100 Bandsaw for £30. It was non-operational, but after some TLC, lubrication and adjustment as per various web threads it now works, and very nicely too!!

I managed to download a Manual but the photos are pretty bad. I realise this is a very old model and it's hard several previous owners who neglected it.

My question is, what don't I have? I have seen a lot of photos around but I don't know what was original equipment and has since gone missing, and what are optional extras?

For example:
1) There's a long, thin, slot in the table; did something originally fit in it, or is it for an optional accessory?
2) I've seen pictures of a metal arm bolted to the front of the table: what was/is it, and was it original or optional?
3) Did the Sanding support come as standard?
4) How do you change the Sanding Disk?

I can upload photos if someone would like to give it a once-over for missing parts, if required. Any help appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Andy.
 

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Get a blade or two from Tuffsaws and use the thing, they are a good little saw so long as you don't expect too much from them - just because there's a four inch gap doesn't mean you spend all day sawing four inch timber. I wouldn't worry about the sander, personally - I owned one for years and after the first paper was blunt I never used it again.
 

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After a LOT of searching it looks like I'm talking about a Mitre Fence, and a Straight/Parallel Fence.
 

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3) Did the Sanding support come as standard?
4) How do you change the Sanding Disk?

Huh? I thought you said it was a bandsaw?
 

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What the others said, it's underpowered and small capacity for that reason however works well for softwood and thin sections so certainly not useless. Get a good quality blade or you'll get breakages and probably a max 6mm thin section as it's a 3 wheel bandsaw.

I bought a secondhand one as my very first bandsaw but that was a very long time ago, mid eighties I think and used it for several years until I could afford the bigger DW3501, so from memory,

*Sanding disk was glued on as is usual, it was 5 or 6 inch I think and easily made up from normal abrasive and double sided tape if you can't find the right size.

* There was an aluminium support table from memory but pretty flimsy.

* Rip fence clamped to the front of the table but I don't remember a bar, I think it clamped to the front with a simple screw knob.

* Slot in the table was for the mitre guide supplied with the saw.
 

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Thanks everyone for your help, much appreciated. I've been very kindly given most of the parts from a broken DW100, all except the sanding table. I've made good use of the sander on several occasions, just hand-holding the work, and it worked well for my use. I find that as long as I use it for small work it's a great little saw/sander combo.
 

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Shouldn't be difficult to knock up a table of sorts with a bit of imagination.
 

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