It has a 3 hp band drive motor with infinitely adjustable VFD band speed control from 50 to 400 fpm, The band wheel
is mounted to the output shaft of the heavy-duty worm gearbox to provide the torque necessary to cut tough materials.
Home to the central power for pumping the oil wells, the powerhouse contains the heart of the operation: a wooden band wheel
16 feet in diameter, dating to the 1880s, that transmits power from the engine to the walking beam.
New Orleans-style brass band Wheel
of Meat plays at 11 a.m., and there's no telling what sorts of secondhand treasures will be available.
The Masquerade Parade begins at 9 p.m.; it will include lots of costumed celebrants and the New Orleans horn band Wheel
* Band wheel
and bearing conditions: worn flanges and out-of-round wheels can cause blade stress, which in turn creates blade failure and poor cuts.
The New Orleans-style brass band Wheel
of Meat and Midwestern-style singer- songwriter Dan Jones will be the featured musical guests.
The New Orleans brass band Wheel
of Meat also will perform, along with the West Coast Rhythm Kings and the blues-based R&B band Bill Willie Blues.
When sawing resinous wood, I run a mixture of water (windshield washer fluid in winter) and Pine-Sol from the lube tank to keep the blade and band wheels
from getting gummed up.
Playing against a stunning video curtain backdrop, the band wheeled
out fan favourites such as Stupify and Ten thousand Fists, alongside nuanced newcomer The Animal.
Keep in mind, my logs were fairly large, so I laid out the length of the foundation to 16 feet to accommodate the mill head--the part of the mill that carries the motors, band wheels
and cutting blade--and up to a 12-inch-wide log.
This saw has the heaviest band wheels
in its class, a robust saw base, and reliable cutting accuracy.