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Dee1

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03-26-2016 02:20 PM

I have an older 14”Delta Bandsaw recently I have been using it more and more for re sawing a lot of 6”maple and oak and Walnut.
I am using a 3 tpi blade and a sharp one at times when it gets to a hard spot it will make a loud banging noise and I
have not figured out what in the world is causing it? seems to be coming from the motor area , motor is 3/4 hp mounted on the back of saw.
Any or all thoughts appreciated.
Dee1


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#1 posted 03-26-2016 04:13 PM

Ok Bandsaw Fixed took guards off and drive pulley about to fall off , it would have if guard not in place !
Moral of this story, more time looking for issues, less time on computer.
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#2 posted 03-26-2016 04:56 PM

Welcome to my crowd. ;o)

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#3 posted 03-26-2016 08:09 PM

Dang, and here I was about to suggest you look at the drive pulley (riiiightt…..LOL).

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#4 posted 03-26-2016 08:23 PM


Ok Bandsaw Fixed took guards off and drive pulley about to fall off , it would have if guard not in place !
Moral of this story, more time looking for issues, less time on computer.
Dee1

- Dee1

Funny…I ran into that problem on my Delta a month or so ago…in my case it was the upper pulley and that hinged door kept opening up. It’s “on my list” to reposition the motor so I get a little more “bite” on the pulley shafts…when I bought it I recall the pulleys were pretty close to the ends top and bottom but that’s what it demanded to keep the belt aligned. Somebody suggested removing the set-screws and using loc-tite to minimize them unscrewing themselves.

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#5 posted 03-26-2016 08:24 PM

I had the same thing with my 14” Delta. I even took the motor to have it rebuilt. It was a set screw that would work its way back out. While the motor was in the shop I replaced the bearings on the saw at a very low cost maybe $30 for the bearings now its back in service, good saws.

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#6 posted 03-26-2016 08:50 PM

Thank you for posting!

I have a 14” Delta model 28-245 bandsaw. After reading your post I realized I had never taken the drive belt cover off since I assembled the saw in 1995. When I looked under the hood I found that the set screws on BOTH pulleys were loose. The keys were still in so the pulleys couldn’t spin on the shafts, but the pulley on the motor could slide back and forth on the shaft pretty easily. The setscrews have been tightened with a bit of LocTite for good measure, the pulleys were alligned, and the belt has been retensioned. Should be good to go for another twenty years.

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#7 posted 03-26-2016 09:14 PM



Thank you for posting!

I have a 14” Delta model 28-245 bandsaw. After reading your post I realized I had never taken the drive belt cover off since I assembled the saw in 1995. When I looked under the hood I found that the set screws on BOTH pulleys were loose. The keys were still in so the pulleys couldn t spin on the shafts, but the pulley on the motor could slide back and forth on the shaft pretty easily. The setscrews have been tightened with a bit of LocTite for good measure, the pulleys were alligned, and the belt has been retensioned. Should be good to go for another twenty years.

- Kazooman

Yup! My 28-216 got to the point where it slid off enough to leave a “reminder” on the inside of the upper pulley guide door but near as I can tell no permanent damage. Had it not been for that door not staying closed I would not have noticed…left much longer it could have been a disaster.

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