LumberJocks

14" Delta Saw Tune Up

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by mmax posted 11-13-2009 08:31 PM 922 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
View mmax's profile

mmax

152 posts in 2177 days


11-13-2009 08:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw refurbishing tip

Thanks to Bothus for inspiring me to take a look at my 14” Delta Band Saw. I have never been real happy with the saw so it was getting minimal use in my shop. After doing some research on the topic I decided to purchase some ceramic guide blocks which Rockler had on sale and at the same time picked up a couple of Olson blades. To start with I found that the top bearing behind the blade was stuck. After r removing it and a good cleaning and lube I got it rolling like a new one. When I went to put the lower blocks in I found the lower adjust for the blocks was stuck and would not move so that got a thorough cleaning and lube. Next it was on to the rubber tires on the wheels which were full of dirt.
All done and said this saw could now be my favorite tool. I cut some 1 ½” hard maple and it was like cutting butter. Blade tracked true with no drift and I nice clean cut. Maintenance will be done on a regular basis in the future.

-- Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else


1 reply so far

View TheDane's profile

TheDane

3935 posts in 2385 days


#1 posted 11-13-2009 08:49 PM

I was having trouble with my Craftsman, and discovered the bearings behind the blade (both top and bottom) were frozen up. Rather than fool around trying to order parts from Sears (that’s a subject for another post!), I went to a local bearing distributor and bought high quality replacements for under $2 apiece. I replaced all six of my guide bearings … made a world of difference … cuts straighter and no longer screams like a banshee.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase