We got this question recently:

“What year was the Sears/Craftsman 12″ Electronic band saw with 1 1/8HP made, and what did it cost?”

I took a stab at it with Google and got nada.

(pic from cottonauction)

The guys at WoodNet put it at around 1990.

But the conversation in that thread turned into a pic swap of old ships saws. VERY COOL STUFF!

Check out For the thread at Woodnet.

Thanks to the Woodnetters for help on this question!