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Thread: Bandsaw project finished

  1. #1
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    Default Bandsaw project finished

    Didn't take too many pics along the way,this rebuild was broken up in half hour here and there intervals.Got this saw from a friend who was needing the floor space it occupied.A Delta 28-303 which was the 14" wood/metal cutting model with the built in gear reduction and step pulley drive.


    Saw was running,but rusty,nasty,leaky and the bottom 4 inches of the stand was rotted off.Took the saw totally apart including the motor and gearbox.Replaced the oil seals,freed the gear selector/jaw coupling setup.New bearings in the motor,one table trunnion was broke,bought a new replacement one which turned out to be heavier than the old,but also 5/32 shorter.Fixed that with some custom shim washers.Replaced the OEM three winged potmetal knobs with some cast iron ones from McMaster-Carr.

    Sandblasted,bead blasted,primed and painted everything.Found a new old stock stand base from a Delta combination belt/disc sander that just happened to be the exact same base complete with push button switch and a 1-1/2 hp single phase motor for a future project.New tires,the tracking wheel shaft was worn eggshapped and loose in the trunnion.The original was 15mm diameter,so I reamed the trunnion and made a new shaft 5/8" in diameter and changed the trackng wheel bearings to 5/8" bore.

    The paint is nothing fancy,just Rustoleum Smoke Grey for the sheetmatal overs and Rustoleum Massey Furgeson Grey for the castings/base along with Black for the wheels and table.

    Fabricated a caster base for it also.All in about $160 ish for parts,paint and supplies.Tested it out this afternoon on some 1/2" mild steel and with a 1/4" wide BiMetal blade she eats pretty good.I think it's a keeper.



    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    Nice Job Weird,are the wheels cast iron or Aluminium.What FPM speed in low speed and age of it.

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    Thanks,the wheels are Aluminum,the blade speeds are 115,160,220,335 and 3000 feet per minute.I cut the steel at 160 fpm and it seemed fine.

    The age,best I can tell is somewhere between 1994 and 1996.
    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    Great work on that.

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    Nice job. It's a very satisfying feeling to take an old beat up piece of machinery and make it better than new. Enjoy the fruits of your labor.

    Brian
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    Does it use a 93 inch blade? Nice job on the rebuild.
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    Looks awesome nice job.

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    Nice job!! I love this kind of stuff.

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    Nice job on the resto.

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    Amazing what a tin of elbow grease and attention to detail add up to. The saw looks like it just came off the dealer's floor.
    Nice work, she's a beauty!
    Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
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