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MichaelC

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Hello, I'm trying to figure out the Startrite naming system for Bandsaws. Say it's 14-S-5, i believe that's 14" throat and 5 speeds but what's the 'S'? I've also seen 'T' there.
 

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I looked at a couple of used Startrite bandsaws over a year ago, but they were too large for my shop. I think the S indicated the higher speed range for wood, and T was the lower speed range for metal.
 

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I didn't get that far into them, but I think the pulleys are different between two otherwise similar S and T saws.
 

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Hi. See the attached photo. S is for standard speed and T is for slow speed.
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S stands for Sabre
V is vertical
R is rapier
cant remember T

whatever number is first is the throat size, and the last number is the speed range
 
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