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This is a listing of manuals, information on consumables such as bandsaw blades, and other information needed to keep our machine tools in good operation. Also if shop posters or other hard-copy needs to be reprinted this is a good source for these items. We have a proper training category and pages for machines and classes that require further information, please do not populate this page with training notes.

To replace signage for the workshop, specific tools, etc. see this page: Signage.

Lastly, this is not meant to be used to track assets or list out all of our tools, we have the asset tracking system for that purpose. This page is here for manuals, consumables, and specs for ordering replacement parts.


Miscellaneous Workshop Posters

We have a number of posters in the workshop on using tools, helper-diagrams, and safety info. Most of these are informational such as machine oiling charts and measurement conversions. This is a section for keeping track of anything not machine speciic that may need to be re-printed in the future.

Table Saw

Craftsman Model 113.298032

Full Spectrum Laser Cutter

Model HL40-5g

We have multiple spare tubes and a spare power supply for this machine (2015).

JET Horizontal (metal cutting) Bandsaw

Model HVBS-56M

The blade is 64 1/2" long and 1/2" wide, thickness of .025". Needs to be a small toothed blade. How small should the teeth be? A minimum of 2-3 teeth should be in contact with the material you are cutting. Unless you are cutting thin-walled tubing this shouldn't be a huge concern, a regular metal cutting blade will be fine.

Delta vertical bandsaw

Model BS100

The blade is 59 1/2" long, it will accept narrow blades as well blades up to ?? wide. When changing blades remember that there is a tracking adjustment knob on the back of the machine, use this if the blade keeps wandering off the wheels. This is why I got this bandsaw for $10 at the pawn shop - they didn't know how to use the tracking adjustment to keep the blade from coming off.

Craftsman Bench Sander

Model 137.215360

Sanding belts should be size 4"x36", sanding disks should be 6".

Sears Bench Grinders

Model 319.190400 Model 397.19460

We have two bench grinders, both from sears. They will take a 6" grinding wheel. With some work buffing wheels can also be used.

Atlas Metal Lathe

We have two Atlas model TH42 metal lathes, one is in decent shape, the other is good for most work we can do but is otherwise in rougher shape.


10" lathe with 30" between centers
Standard tool post

Blue Metal Lathe

Also called the Chinese lathe. No model, but is identical to the Grizzly G4000, it just has different badging (also says "Lateh" on the side in engrish).


9" x 19"
4-position tool post holder  (not a quick-change)
C-type tool holder

Main consumable on this tool is the translucent-yellow V-belt, Grizzly ref# 237 and part number P4000237 (V-BELT 5 X 710MM). Can be ordered here ($35 plus shipping):

Cheaper alternative ($10 plus $10 shipping):


This is the green vertical milling/drilling machine with Japanese symbols. Make and model are unknown. It is approximately the same size and style as this type of machine.


Uses R8 collets
  We have R8 tool holders for 1/8", 3/8", and other sizes.
  R8 arbor post

Quick Start Guides

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