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!