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Forum topic by ajshobby posted 01-12-2017 02:27 AM 296 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ajshobby

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01-12-2017 02:27 AM

So I have had one of these Ridgid band saws n my shop for a number of years. The upper wheel shaft broke last weekend and the upper wheel fell right off when I went to tension the blade. I was planning to purchase a Laguna band saw anyway so ordered it yesterday. However, I was thinking of repairing the Ridgid to use as a pattern maker saw to reduce blade swapping.

1. Those that have 2 band saws do you find it useful?

2. Will delta replacement parts work to fix the Ridgid sInce all Ridgid band saw parts are discontinued?

3. Bring the Ridgid to the scrap heap and figure I got my money out of the saw. (paid 100 for it 7 years ago).

Thanks for the opinions.
AJ in mpls


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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 01-26-2017 02:23 AM

I’d think having two saws could be extremely useful, well worth the floor space and investment. If you know a good machinist they may be able to fabricate the broken part. Is the motor still good?

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#2 posted 01-26-2017 03:39 AM

Can you post a picture of the broken shaft? I find it really weird to have broken since it’s basically just a steel rod with threads on one end and a notch on the other. The ridgid is a Delta clone, so the Delta part might fit (or one from any of the other Delta clones like Jet, Grizzly, etc…). Here is what the Delta parts look like for the upper wheel tension/tilt assembly:

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 01-26-2017 05:09 AM

Just after I bought my used Ridgid bandsaw a few years ago, I over tensioned the blade, and broke the triangular shaped piece (right lower corner in MrUnix’s photo). I got a replacement from Grizzly which fit perfectly, and I haven’t had any problems.

Don’t scrap the saw- fix it, and if you decide not to keep it, you can probably sell it on CL for at least twice what you paid for it!

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ajshobby

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#4 posted 01-27-2017 12:10 AM

It was the triangular piece and the shaft was bent. Decided it was worth keeping so I ordered the whole upper assembly for about $74 shipped. Still waiting for it to arrive.

AJ in mpls

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#5 posted 01-27-2017 12:47 AM

If it is the older model BS1400 gray instead of orange it has a lifetime replacement warrenty through Ridgid. I would contact them about the broken parts and you may get a new saw or the parts they keep for warrenty repairs. All my tools are the original gray lifetime and they always have what they need to repair them.

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