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    that's possibly the most 'electric power hacksaw'-y looking steam bandsaw I've ever seen. Lathes.uk lists the Rapidor here

    Perhaps you linked the wrong picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce.desertrat View Post
    Perhaps you linked the wrong picture?
    Thank you for your graciousness, but I most likely just made an error! I saw this one bouncing around on social media as a belt-driven tool intended to be run by a centralized steam-driven source of power. I'm still not sure exactly which of the various Rapidor models we're looking at.

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    Ah, the lathes.uk link does show sales literature for both belt and motor-driven models, although that looks remarkably like electrical conduit snaking over the back of the machine. Could easily have been belt-driven converted to electric at some point during it's long life. It's an interesting design.

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    Thank you, but it's still important to point out that I find this stuff on social media, and do a little research to verify it, but either myself or any of the chain of people who posted it originally or re-posted it can and do make a variety of errors.



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