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Blog series by Sarit updated 1080 days ago 6 parts 11230 reads 18 comments total

Part 1: Parts and Planning

1087 days ago by Sarit | 4 comments »

The last time I wrote this, my computer decided it was gonna reboot my computer w/o my consent thereby causing me to lose everything I wrote. From now on, I’ll use my personal blog and link to it here (blogger automatically saves what you write). http://saritsblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/ridgid-14in-bandsaw-restoration-upgrade.html

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Part 2: Riser Block, Table Top, and Lower Axle

1086 days ago by Sarit | 0 comments »

http://saritsblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/ridgid-14in-bandsaw-restoration-upgrade_28.html

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Part 3: Which casters should I use?

1085 days ago by Sarit | 7 comments »

Woodcraft is having a sale on their highly rated double locking casters.Should I go for 2 fixed and 2 swivel or 4 swivel for the bandsaw?My concern is whether locking only the front two wheels will be steady enough. Since I’ll be converting the stand into a sturdier plywood cabinet i’m worried I won’t really be able to lock more than 2 wheels at a time anyhow.

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Part 4: Motor Upgrade & Wheel Balancing

1085 days ago by Sarit | 5 comments »

I’m still unable to remove the lower axle. Banging w/ a 3lb mini sledge hammer either way moves it only 1/4”. Looking at the part on e-replacement parts makes it seem like i can bang it either way. The rest of my update is here:http://saritsblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/ridgid-14in-bandsaw-restoration-upgrade_29.html

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Part 5: Motor Wiring Questions

1085 days ago by Sarit | 1 comment »

I opened up the panel for the new 1.5hp motor. It looks like its already wired for CCW rotation at 120V which is what I wanted. It looks like they didn’t attach the green ground wire to the green ground screw inside. The wiring diagram on the motor makes no mention of ground. Should I connect the ground anyways? Also they used 18 gauge wire for the cord which seems a bit thin for the 17.6 amps the motor is rated for. Should I upgrade the wire also. If so, to what gauge? If I have to ...

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Part 6: Oops!

1080 days ago by Sarit | 1 comment »

http://saritsblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/ridgid-14in-bandsaw-restoration-upgrade.htmlNo pictures this time, so I pasted the content below: Urethane Bandsaw TiresNothing too exciting here. Just had to soak them in hot water as the mfg suggested so I could stretch them over the wheels. Motor RehabI got the key stock and pulley from Grainger today. The shaft of the motor was just a smidge too large for the bore of the pulley so I tensioned some sandpaper around the shaft with the motor runni...

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