Craftsman Band Saw

by GT

Craftsman Band Saw

Craftsman Band Saw

Vintage Craftsman Band saw. I am thinking 1950s. Needs cleaning up etc but no working parts are frozen. Just surface rust. Could be a cool saw. Needs good home. I Googled , old Craftsman band-saw 1950's and came by this great Vintage web site. I could not leave without giving back. There was another close up photo showing the Craftsman logo, at the very top, where the paints come off. Only one photo per post, so this is the one.

My 12 inch Craftsman band saw is from 1975 and just changed the tires, two years ago. I used double sided tape in 1984 to keep them from slipping. I would not do that again though, was a heap of trouble cleaning it up, two days worth. Just wanted to share this fleeting moment, of a non working vintage give away, that made its way sadly to the curb, or happily into the hands of someone that may give it life or just a vintage keepsake.

I have not seen one like it before. What year was this made? It sure does not look like the one pictured 1950's. This is a very honorable site. I will stop by to see if anyone can place a date of manufacture.

Thank you much to all.

Aloha from Hawaii,

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Oct 25, 2009
Looking for blades for brother in law
by: Anonymous

Hello & Aloha,
Your search has brought you here,as I myself was searching for answers,and found it here. Ben and this wonderful web site, has allowed us to ask a question,and as you can see a handful of you has responded and I thank you.

I am sorry I cannot direct you to a source, but maybe someone reading your comment (Looking for blades) may. This Craftsman band saw 102.01121, 12", has brought a handful of you Vintage Owners to share your story,or looking for parts, or a buyer.

You are a great brother in law helping out, if you do find replacement blades, Please come back
and leave your comment on your success and source to your great findings.

Thank you everyone, we are all consumers in need, let us continue to help each other out. As we say in Hawaii,A Big Mahalo (Thank you Much) to all. Ben,again we owe it all to you.

Sincerely & Aloha,

Oct 23, 2009
by: Anonymous

My brother in law looking for the blades - care to help us out?

Oct 17, 2009
Seller & Acquired
by: GT

Hello & Aloha,
My apologies to all for late and slow response to your comments. I caught the flu virus on April 5th while taking care my little nephew, and still recovering .

To Kathy You may have already sold your vintage Craftsman band saw 102.01121, 12", 1939 already, if not recent comments from Eben , may be your contact.
To Eben, you have and exciting road ahead of you, and I wish you all the best on your restoration.
Ben your web site is such a wonderful place , a home away from home.
My search began with someone giving away a Craftsman band saw 102.01121.On CL and we have had a great response to this vintage band saw search for MFR Date.

Again to you Ben and all who have read or commented.
Thank you much & Aloha,

Oct 13, 2009
Craftsman Band Saw 102.01121
by: Eben

I recently aquired this band saw and would like to refurbish it. Does anyone know where to get parts, manual, and blades?

Thanks for any help...

May 14, 2009
craftsman band saw 102.01121, 12", 1939
by: Kathy

I have this band saw and would like to sell it. Any suggestions for where to find an interested party?

Mar 18, 2009
Craftsman Bandsaw model # 102.01121 circa 1939
by: GT

A special belated thank you to Band saw owner responder:

It is from the 1930's wow! I goggled the model number and found a few owners of this type of band saw. It is too bad I was not able to get this freebee, oh well I got my answer so again thank you.

I am always amazed at the age of all these old working tools still around, and its owners pride to keep them alive and well kept or trying to revive them.

Ben, again thanks to you and a great web site,
I have my answer; I will try to check in more often.

Much Mahalo and Aloha,

Mar 17, 2009
Just bought an old Sears Bandsaw too.
by: Anonymous

Model #102.01160. 16" throat and 12" cutting height (that's why I bought it). Thing has to weigh 400+ lbs. Took 3 men and a skidsteer to get it into my truck. Will use my front end loader to get it out.
Has a GE 1/3HP motor which I expect to upgrade. It is missing the covers which I expect will be impossible to find so I'll have to make some. Has ball bearing blade guides. Everything seems to turn smoothly but it couldn't cut the 11" thick piece of hard maple I brought for testing. Could be the fine tooth blade or the 1/3HP motor.
Will post a pic once I get it on the floor.

Jan 01, 2009
Looks like this

My 12" bandsaw looks like this,
Model 102.01121
circa 193x

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