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Forum topic by JCinVA posted 02-17-2016 02:25 PM 533 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JCinVA

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02-17-2016 02:25 PM

Greetings all,

I’m going thru a recently purchased 28-276 to check for proper assembly and operation and found two parts that I’m missing and are obsolete, so no pictures or details
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1 – The friction pad or spring p/n 905187 (index 14B) that fits inside the upper frame and appears to ride against the guide post. What is it made of, approximate dimensions, etc would be helpful.

2 – The ball or friction pin p/n 911316 (index 79) that also fits inside the upper frame and provides tension on the guide post via a set screw. Some diagrams show it as a ball and the manual I have shows it as a short length of rod with chamfered ends. Anyone have the dimensions of this piece?

Link to the diagrams: here

I’m a longtime lurker and have gained so many ideas and inspiration from everyone. I found this Delta 28-276 band saw on CL that was being flipped. The seller replaced the broken trunnions, added Carter tires and cleaned the worst of the rust from the table. The saw runs good and appears to have little use, probably due to the broken trunnions.

Thanks.


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#1 posted 02-17-2016 05:44 PM

Have no idea what that ‘friction pad’ is made of, but I seriously doubt it’s all that critical. You could probably just get a piece of self stick UHMW, HDPE or similar tape and cut a small piece that will work. Same deal with the friction ball… looks just like a ball bearing, so if you measure the size of the hole, you can probably find something suitable that would work at the local hardware store (ACE has a good selection of stuff like that).

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 02-17-2016 06:38 PM

Go easy on the trunnions of that saw, i hear they break like glass….

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#3 posted 02-17-2016 06:55 PM

Go easy on the trunnions of that saw, i hear they break like glass….
- TheWoodRaccoon

99% of the time, they get broken by trying to lift the saw by the table (or transporting the saw with the table attached). The three tabs holding them onto the table will snap. Downward pressure is fine, just not upward (lifting), which they are not designed to handle.

Cheers,
Brad

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#4 posted 02-17-2016 07:06 PM



Go easy on the trunnions of that saw, i hear they break like glass….
- TheWoodRaccoon

99% of the time, they get broken by trying to lift the saw by the table (or transporting the saw with the table attached). The three tabs holding them onto the table will snap. Downward pressure is fine, just not upward (lifting), which they are not designed to handle.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

That makes more sense. I read reviews of that saw, people claimed the trunnions shattered if you bumped the table! Lol, I guess they exaggerated.

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#5 posted 02-17-2016 07:28 PM

That makes more sense. I read reviews of that saw, people claimed the trunnions shattered if you bumped the table! Lol, I guess they exaggerated.
- TheWoodRaccoon

Ummm… it’s basically the same saw as you have, or anyone with a 14” cast iron Delta BS (or any of it’s clones).

Cheers,
Brad

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#6 posted 02-17-2016 08:20 PM



That makes more sense. I read reviews of that saw, people claimed the trunnions shattered if you bumped the table! Lol, I guess they exaggerated.
- TheWoodRaccoon

Ummm… it s basically the same saw as you have, or anyone with a 14” cast iron Delta BS (or any of it s clones).

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

I agree with that…mine is a 28-216…never figured out why Delta changed model numbers for the same basic machine.

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#7 posted 02-17-2016 08:21 PM

Looks like another “dup” day…

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#8 posted 02-17-2016 08:33 PM


That makes more sense. I read reviews of that saw, people claimed the trunnions shattered if you bumped the table! Lol, I guess they exaggerated.
- TheWoodRaccoon

Ummm… it s basically the same saw as you have, or anyone with a 14” cast iron Delta BS (or any of it s clones).

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Huh….Mine is made in the USA, aren’t my trunnions made with a better alloy? I thought they switched to cheaper pot metal when manufacture moved to china.

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#9 posted 02-20-2016 06:06 AM

Brad,
Thanks for the suggestions and warnings. The presumption on why the saw was unused is that the original owner did move the saw by the table, broke the trunnions and just let it sit.

The guide post does have a lot of play without the friction pad. I’m leaning toward using UHMW or sheet stock to bush the guide post holes in the upper arm.

I’m mostly curious about what people actually have for the friction device, since Delta apparently switched from a short length of rod to a ball. My guess is because the ball is cheaper than a chamfered rod….

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