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Forum topic by Cortland posted 11-28-2009 06:13 AM 1546 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cortland

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11-28-2009 06:13 AM

I am restoring a vintage Delta 890 band saw and planned to replace the spring with an Iturra. I just noticed that the “Delta style” spring is listed as 2-1/2” while the “Jet style” is 3”. My old spring may or may not be the original, but it measures about 2-3/4”. Should I order the Delta and shim it out? Or order the Jet and crank it a little tighter? Would a quarter inch make any real difference?


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#1 posted 08-03-2010 11:30 PM

Ouch your avatar looks like that really hurt!

What spring did you eventually go with?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 08-03-2010 11:51 PM

I didn’t want to take a chance, so I ordered the Delta spring from Iturra. I did not shim it, and I can’t tell any difference, so the spring I replaced may not have been an original Delta part in the first place. A few photos of my fully restored 1934 Delta model 890 appeared in the Winter 2010 Iturra catalog.

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#3 posted 08-04-2010 05:50 AM

A great looking restoration.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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