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Forum topic by newbiewoodworker posted 09-14-2010 09:15 PM 673 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-14-2010 09:15 PM

Earlier this month/last month, the motor on my bandsaw began arcing. But it wasn’t too bad. Although I called the Factory Service Center, I felt it fine to use. Well today, I was tensioning up my 3/4 blade (Its a 14” bandsaw, using a Timber Wolf.., not nearly maxed out..) I heard I ping. I then detensioned it, as quick as a bullet. I didnt see that the blade had broken, so I re-tensioned it. I went to spin it by hand.. The wheel wouldnt budge… So I detensioned, followed by spinning it by hand. It spun fine. I then retensioned, but it wouldnt budge. So I looked, and noticed the wheel wouldnt hold a tracking angle, so it was stuck on the guard/cover. I attempted to adjust the tracking angle, but it seemed to have no effect, then it would seem to move in increments. Once I got it straight, I somehow moved it just right, and watched a cast iron piece fall out, and wedge itself between the wheel and the cover. To think I was just about to mount the blade and turn on the saw… It scares the ** out of me, just thinking about what could have happened…(Thinks Hand Grenade effect…:O )

So they are going to call me back regarding getting it all serviced..

I think its time to part ways with my saw, and get a Griz…

Sorry if its against forum rules, I didnt see anything… but then again I didnt read too deep: How much would a Delta 14” Bandsaw, Manufactured in 06’ go for? I only bought it a year ago, so thats the only reason I am getting it fixed, and not just selling it outright… Very little rust, minor in the groves, a few scratches on the table/insert. I Plasti-Dip painted the sides, since the paint wasnt too good(it was a floor model) but Ill do a proper job on it… With a Timber Wolf, very little time on it.. The saw maybe has 20 hours on it.. probably closer to 10…

Dang that was scary.. time to go clean my shorts… lol…

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#1 posted 09-14-2010 09:22 PM

what model is your saw… that would be easier to assess. as for the blade and tensioning – 3/4” blade on a 14” delta saw seems kinda pushing it (if not going a bit overboard).

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#2 posted 09-14-2010 10:01 PM

The open base model… I forget the number… and dont feel like running down two flights of stairs to get it right this moment.. if no one figures it out ill go post it..

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#3 posted 09-14-2010 10:15 PM

Well Murphy, have you learned to wear those safety glasses YET? ;)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 09-14-2010 10:38 PM

Yes River, I have… I use them all the time for cutting… or whenever I feel eye protection is needed(removing nails is a good example)..

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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