MODEL 57 - PORTABLE, METAL CUTTING, BANDSAW
-Cuts 5" x 7" rectangles, 5" round
-3.5" x 3.25" at 45 degrees
-Change to vertical in seconds, with built-in work table
-150 lbs. net weight
-Full size gearbox
-1/2 HP UL/CSA motor
-Cast iron bandwheels
-Made in U.S.A.
Your Model 57 Wellsaw didn't just happen. It's the result
of a development that began in 1949 with Model 49A. That
saw had a 1/4 HP drive, a cutting capacity of 3 1/2" x 6"
flat and 3" round and a 1/2" blade which made it a pretty
good unit for those days. Model 49A was in constant
production until 1962. People who knew a good tool when
they found one bought almost three thousand. The next
development in the series was Model 300. It featured a
sturdier saw frame which had been adapted from one of
Wellsaw's mitering saws. It's capacity and general
configuration was the same as Model 49A but its drive was
increased to 1/3 HP. That proved to be even more popular
than the older 49A. More than 6500 were built in fifteen
The first of today's Model 57's came off the line in 1978
and, as you can see from the specifications; it's heavier,
more powerful and has a considerably greater cutting
capacity. With a 1/2 HP drive, Model 57 cuts 5" x 7" flats
and 5" rounds and features other refinements such as a
ground bed for more precise cutting.
The best measure of the value of this series is the fact
that 11,646 have been produced between 1949 and 1991 as
this is written - and its still going strong.
Wellsaw are built to the highest standards from domestic
components to ensure peak performance for many years.
Wellsaw is famous for building machines that cut straight
and last for ages.
All Wellsaws are made at our factory in Southwest Michigan.
This means that you get immediate support, both with
service parts and technical assistance. Wellsaw carries a
full inventory of parts for models built since 1933 and
most orders ship the same day that they are received. We
know bandsawing and know how to help! When you buy a
Wellsaw you'll enjoy years of trouble free, accurate
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