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05-31-2016 11:54 PM

I need to replace some bearings on an old 14” Foremost Band Saw.
Does anyone have or knows where I can get owners manual or parts list?

Would the bearings be interchangeable with Delta 14” Wood/Metal Cutting Band Saw 28-348F?
If so are all parts interchangeable?

ThANKS


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#1 posted 06-01-2016 01:44 AM

Dont know on any of it try here, just a shot in the dark.
http://www.vintagemachinery.org/
bearings are easy to match OD measurement/ inside opening diameter, and width of the bearing race.

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#2 posted 06-01-2016 03:30 AM

Just take a bearing into a bearing shop (if you have one in your area). They can fix you right up. Bearings are generic, and rarely specific to any particular brand of machine.

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#3 posted 06-01-2016 08:13 AM

I went to NAPA auto parts when I replaced the bearings in my PM bandsaw.

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#4 posted 06-01-2016 05:52 PM

Thanks for the input.
Will pull bearings and see if I can locate new ones.

I still am in need of owners manual as need to reset pulley system to get max. speed for wood blades as am using for re-saw work. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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#5 posted 06-01-2016 06:25 PM

ALWAYS pull the bearings to verify what you have before ordering – trust me on this! There is no telling what might have been changed by a PO or even the factory, and parts lists are not always accurate. Also beware of taking them to some place that doesn’t deal in bearings much – there may be some subtle differences that they won’t pick up on; for example, older Deltas used an extended inner race bearing (875XX) while the newer ones started using the more common 62XX series. Both have the same ID and OD, and outer race width, but the inner race width is different. I have seen way too many times where the guy at the auto parts store just measured the ID and OD and then pulled the wrong bearings. One reason why ordering from Accurate is recommended [1] by most of the OWWM crowd :)

As for speed, standard wood cutting 14” saws generally run in the 2000-3000 sfpm range – and you don’t want to go much faster than that. You can calculate what speeds you will get with various pulley/motor combinations by using the SFPM calculator over at the Vintagemachinery site. For reference, the Delta 14” wood only bandsaw, of which basically every other 14” cast iron band saw is cloned from, uses a 1725 rpm motor with a 2.75” pulley, combined with an 8” pulley on the lower wheel (~2200 sfpm). Later year models swtched to a 7” pulley on the lower wheel (~2500 sfpm).

Cheers,
Brad

[1] Ordering bearings from Accurate

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#6 posted 06-02-2016 02:47 PM

Thanks Brad… Appreciate your input.
Pulled the wheel and was going to pull bearings but of course my bearing puller was to large for the 5/8” I/S diameter so am now searching for smaller puller. Geez they cost more than I paid for the saw. So put back together and am running at low RPM, which works, until I locate a puller.

Thanks also for the pulley info. Will use to set desired speed in future. Helps me understand what I am looking at.

Bob

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#7 posted 06-02-2016 06:37 PM

Were you trying to pull the upper wheel bearings? If it’s anything like the Delta or it’s clones, you don’t need to use a puller… just a drift punch or wooden dowel.

Cheers,
Brad

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#8 posted 06-02-2016 07:15 PM

Yes is upper.
I was thinking could probably do it that way but was afraid of damaging the inside sleeve. There is a bearing on both sides with about 3/8” between. Will have to think about trying though as having no luck finding an inexpensive puller.

Thanks again for input.

Bob

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#9 posted 06-02-2016 07:24 PM

Those can be tapped out easily… there are two clips than prevent them from being pushed into the hub, and a spacer between them. You can push the spacer to the side so you have access to the inner race of the bearings. Then you just tap them out from the opposite side of the wheel.

Check out this thread over at the OWWM site for more info… scroll down a bit for the good stuff.

rockwell 14 BS upper wheel bearing removal _HELP!

Cheers,
Brad

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

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