|Forum topic by newbiewoodworker||posted 09-14-2010 09:15 PM||602 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
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…
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