Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Get 500+ tool plans, full site access, and more.

User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: 1800s steam-powered horizontal bandsaw - photo

  1. #1

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Jon For This Useful Post:

    Andyt (Jul 29, 2019)

  3. #2
    Supporting Member bruce.desertrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    679
    Thanks
    449
    Thanked 587 Times in 316 Posts

    bruce.desertrat's Tools
    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?

  4. #3
    Jon
    Jon is online now Jon has agreed the Seller's Terms of Service
    Administrator
    Supporting Member
    Jon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Posts
    22,514
    Thanks
    7,013
    Thanked 33,483 Times in 9,376 Posts
    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.

  5. #4
    Supporting Member bruce.desertrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    679
    Thanks
    449
    Thanked 587 Times in 316 Posts

    bruce.desertrat's Tools
    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.

  6. #5
    Jon
    Jon is online now Jon has agreed the Seller's Terms of Service
    Administrator
    Supporting Member
    Jon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Posts
    22,514
    Thanks
    7,013
    Thanked 33,483 Times in 9,376 Posts
    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.



    173 Best Homemade Tools eBook

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •