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Forum topic by Sev65 posted 07-14-2015 04:49 PM 527 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sev65

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07-14-2015 04:49 PM

Hello everyone,
I’m new to the forum and even newer to woodworking.
Recently I picked up a Rockwell 28-243 bandsaw.
I probably overpaid for it but it did come with a riser, 1.5 hp Baldor motor, brand new Carter bearing kit in a box and about 15 blades.


I’ve got a few questions I’m hoping to get answers for.

1. The blade is rubbing on the rear guard and no amount of adjustments seem to make it better.
This must be something I did because it ran fine when I tested it at the sellers place before taking it apart to transport it.

2. The saw came with the original fence but it’s missing the channels that mount on the table.
Is this something that’s easy to find or should I look into a complete new fence setup?

3. I temporarily installed some casters on the base just to move it around for now.
Was there a factory mobile base option for these?

Thanks in advance,
Sevada


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TheFridge

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#1 posted 07-14-2015 05:08 PM

It looks solid to me. I’d try to find a rail or build something compatible since you already have the fence.

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MrUnix

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#2 posted 07-14-2015 05:35 PM

Which guard is it rubbing on? The wood one on the left? Did you check your blade alignment to make sure the blade is tracking with the gullets in the middle of the upper wheel? Here is the obligatory video to watch – Alex Snodgrass Band Saw Clinic

Delta did make some casters for the open stand a long time ago, although I am not sure if they are still available… but the ones you have one there look fine so I’d just go with them.

Cheers,
Brad

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Sev65

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#3 posted 07-14-2015 06:21 PM



Which guard is it rubbing on? The wood one on the left? Did you check your blade alignment to make sure the blade is tracking with the gullets in the middle of the upper wheel? Here is the obligatory video to watch – Alex Snodgrass Band Saw Clinic

Delta did make some casters for the open stand a long time ago, although I am not sure if they are still available… but the ones you have one there look fine so I d just go with them.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Yes, the wooden one on the left. I watched that clinic video a few days ago. Very informative.
I did set up the blade gullets in the center of the upper tire.
Almost seems like something is bent or has shifted because it only rubs near the lower wheel and has about 1/8 inch clearance at the top.

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JoeinGa

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#4 posted 07-14-2015 08:17 PM

Looks like a nice saw. Whether you overpaid or underpaid is a matter of opinion. Tools in one area can be priced WAY DIFFERENTLY in another area. I see folks getting super good deals all over the country, but here in MY little neck of the woods, people think their stuff is made of gold!

If YOU are happy with the deal you got, then you got a good deal!

Oh yeah, WELCOME to LJs !

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Sev65

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#5 posted 07-14-2015 10:39 PM

I agree, and thank you.

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