|Project by bmorewoodwork||posted 01-22-2011 07:05 AM||4223 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
I found a 14” Delta band saw on Craigslist for $100. What a great deal and huge improvement over my Black and Decker bench top band saw. I agreed to buy it and as we moved it out of it’s old home I noticed the table was very wobbly. I looked underneath and both trunnions were broken. I thought for a minute about not getting it then figured the replacement parts couldn’t be too much money. I got home with my new broken saw and went on LJs to find out what to do. I read a few forums that referred to the Delta trunnions as POS I couldn’t have agreed more at that time. I found a local Delta parts and service center and they had both trunnions in stock for $18.50. The repair was simple, unbolt the old trunnions from the underside of the table. slide the tightening bolt with shoe through the new trunnion making sure shoe seats properly. Bolt new trunnions to underside of table. Place table back on saw being careful that the tightening bolts go through holes in the trunnion support, then reattach tightening knobs. I am very glad I still got the saw despite its condition at purchase. For less than a $20 repair I have a saw that cuts like new!
-- Chris - Baltimore, MD http://baltimorewoodworking.com/