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MANUAL FOR SIP 01489 BANDSAW

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Martin Grindell13/12/2017 17:01:59
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Hi guys,

I have just joined the forum as I have recently taken up woodworking (after a 45 odd year absence from it - since school!). Looking to build a boat next year and want to do some fundamentals first.

I have just battled the wilds of Widdale (if anyone knows where that is!) to pick up a SIP 01489 bandsaw from Northallerton. Won on ebay. Described as in excellent condition but frankly isn't as the fence has parts broken and missing and, the original v belt is in bits inside and there's rust on the table. All of this of course is my problem. I think the machine has the potential to be a good bit of kit, with a little work.

Trouble is I have no real idea what I am doing as this is my first ever piece of workshop machinery! Will follow the youtube guides for setup etc and get some new tuffsaw blades but what I could really do with is the original user manual.

Would anyone have a link to this manual or can point me in the right direction? The SIP website is not entirely helpful in this regard.

Many thanks for any assistance.

Martin

Banjoman14/12/2017 13:44:14
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Martin,

You may already have found this, but there is a manual for the other 14" SIP bandsaw (the 01444) available on their website: **LINK**.

They equally provide a complete spare parts list for both the 01444 and the 01489 (**LINK**), complete with an link to an exploded diagram of the 01489 (**LINK**).

Most bandsaws that I've looked at are very much like one another (and I suspect that quite a few of them, irrespectrive of brand, are built in the same place or places in China), so although the exact shape, size, colour and/or placement of a part might vary a little between two models, it is highly unlikely that there'll be any dramatic or unsurmountable differences.

The above information in conjunction with some common sense and a spot of thinking things through might thus hopefully help you through the process of bringing your new piece of kit back to full working condition.

Mattias

Edited By Banjoman on 14/12/2017 13:45:06

Martin Grindell14/12/2017 14:45:19
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Thanks Mattias for the link. I had not found that manual.

I have now spent about 3 hours cleaning the bandsaw up and it's fundamentally sound. I had seen the exploded diagrams and rang SIP for spares - they just referred me to another company - can't remember the name - who told me none of the spares I need are available - the factory is no longer in existence apparently.

I have found a supplier for the table insert - for another model but looks exactly the same - and have asked Axminster if the SIP is the same as their 350 model (which was suggested somewhere on the internet). It looks as though the 350 is identical to the professional model whose manual you provided the link to, rather than mine, but the wheels are both 350mm in diameter so the tyres may well ft. If the table is also identical the I may be able to just buy a whole fence assembly in order to get the machine usable.

The most important bit really is the fence as without that it is not much use for what I want to do with it but hopefully, as you say, with a bit of perseverance it will be achievable.

Many thanks for your assistance.

Martin

Ron Davis14/12/2017 17:49:27
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The drive belt is not a problem, a mate of mine has that model and he replaced the drive belt with one meant for a Record saw. I doubt the fence the same as record as they use their own guide.

I think you were miss sold and you should complain the Ebay as the saw is definitely not in excellent condition.

Ron

Martin Grindell15/12/2017 08:18:30
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Thanks Ron. On closer inspection what I thought was the drive belt was the lower wheel tyre in bits (see; I told you I didn't know what I was doing!). The upper tyre is also about to go. The table insert also had bits missing - presumably because of the missing wheel tyre throwing all the alignment out. Luckily I have found a source of supply for both at Bedford Saws - apparently this saw is the same as one of the Elektra Beckum models.

I will probably have to invest in the Axminster fence upgrade to sort that problem out. Expensive!

I should have followed my instinct when I first set eyes on the saw and saw the filthy state it was in. Apparently the woman had been using it for sawing logs (!). But it was peeing with rain and I had already invested at least £20 in fuel and a four hour round trip in foul weather conditions to get it so went ahead.

Ebay aren't interested because I paid cash on collection - as long as they get their fees they really couldn't care less.

Fundamentally it will be a sound saw but will just have cost more than really wanted to pay. Lesson learned!

I would still be interested in the manual for a 01489 model if anyone has a pdf they could send me.

Cheers

Martin

Ron Davis15/12/2017 17:16:22
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There is a lot of similarity in the saws, mine is a Metabo and is simply a renamed Electra Beckum, had it few years and still cuts well.

Ron

Edited By Ron Davis on 15/12/2017 17:17:12

Martin Grindell16/12/2017 11:51:13
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Yes Ron; mine appears identical to a Metabo 317. I have therefore ordered a complete new rip fence assembly from Miles Tool and Machinery for that model. Unfortunately, following through from the exploded diagram on their website doesn't appear to work as the item that has just turned up is something completely different!

The saga continues.

Cheers

Martin

Ron Davis16/12/2017 16:32:04
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Try putting some photo's up, some one may be able to help

Ron

Martin Grindell18/12/2017 11:33:56
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The company concerned has acknowledged that they sent the wrong item and are going to swap it, hopefully some time in the next few days.

In any event, not sure how to load photos so help with this would be appreciated.

Cheers

Martin

Martin Grindell18/12/2017 15:46:47
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OK I think I've worked out how to upload photos.

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So here's my broken rip fence.dsc00730.jpg

And here's the replacement!

Cheers

Martin

Ron Davis18/12/2017 17:33:27
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Hopefully you are sorted now, be careful I can see why the old one was broken, the plastic is not very strong.

Ron

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