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    Default Wadkin DR Bandsaw

    The Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild (known as "Woodies") held an event called "Woodies Wonderful Weekend of Wood" so I thought I would pay it a visit and they had 5 Bandsaws in their wood machine section one of which being a Wadkin DR, so I thought I would take a pic of the Tag for Vann, because I don't think it is on his list.
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    Finally got around to reading the tag.
    It says DR 28xx
    So is this a 28 throat/wheel size machine?
    H.
    Jimcracks for the rich and/or wealthy. (aka GKB '88)

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    Hi, Never heard of Wadkin offering the DR in 28". All the literature I've see has 30" & 36"

    28 in the test number doesn't usually refer to a throat size.

    Have fun,

    Alli

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    Quote Originally Posted by clear out View Post
    Finally got around to reading the tag.
    It says DR 28xx
    So is this a 28” throat/wheel size machine?
    H.
    I may call in there this week and if I can I will take some more pic's and measure the wheel size, but it did look bigger than my LS Barker 28"

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    Allison is correct.
    Bit of a brain furt on my part.
    Ive been mucking around too much with Bursgreen stuff eg AGS10.
    H.
    Jimcracks for the rich and/or wealthy. (aka GKB '88)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camelot View Post
    ...I thought I would take a pic of the Tag for Vann, because I don't think it is on his list.
    Thanks for thinking of me. I always appreciate a Wadkin tag photo for the info it gives. The tags reads DR 2854s sc6679. The 'SC' indicates it was built for Wadkin by a sub-contractor and unfortunately records of sub-contractor tests have not surfaced.

    The best I can say is those square tags were introduced in 1951. I think the first square tags didn't have the "Patent" so it may be much later than 1951.

    But I'm reluctant to research tags in more detail as I'm already a Wadkin tag anorak... .

    Cheers, Vann.
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