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Forum topic by clueless1 posted 02-11-2016 02:53 AM 513 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-11-2016 02:53 AM

Does anyone have experience rebuilding a 20 inch Delta/Rockwell Band saw. I would like to start with the upper bearings. Getting the wheel off is not a problem but then what. I have reviewed the parts list but I am not sure what end to start on and what tools to use. I don’t want to damage anything.


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#1 posted 02-11-2016 03:13 AM

Head on over to OWWM where you will find lots of info… just to get you started, check out this thread.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#2 posted 02-11-2016 03:15 AM

what fun is it to rely on pictures & text! Just take it apart, refurbish, and re-install. tada :)

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#3 posted 02-12-2016 01:27 AM

Thanks Brad,
That was amazingly helpful and yes there is a lot of information. I must say that the normal way I do things is like Hobbs recommended. No fear…Just let the wrenches fly. However, with my luck, I would force something a tad too much and be up the creek trying to find another part. This is a labor of love and I will bring it back to new condition. By the way that was my first post and I appreciate the response. Oh yes, I took the original 1 hp 3 phase motor to the shop. If it is in good shape, I will get a VFD on Ebay. If not, I will convert to a single phase. Any recommendation on single phase motor(brand and HP?).

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#4 posted 02-12-2016 01:28 AM

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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