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Forum topic by newbiewoodworker posted 10-06-2010 12:06 AM 1163 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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newbiewoodworker

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10-06-2010 12:06 AM

They just came and repaired my bandsaw today… only 1 month later….

But now it seems like its not cutting right.. They replaced the motor, but I wonder if they gave me a 1/2 HP instead of a 3/4… It now barely resaws pine… Its a TimberWolf 3/4in with a 4 or so TPI tooth count… I tried pushing pine(its Hick/fir, I usually use WhiteWood… but its all still very soft…) through it. Before I could do this very fast. This time, I stalled it out… more than once… and each time pushed the rubber off the tyres… hense why my shop now smells of burning rubber…

This isnt a dull blade… When I grabbed it for the guy to put on, I drew blood when it fell.. I bought it within a month before the tracking arm snapped… It only has maybe an hour on it… most likely far less… Since I only use it for short periods… I had a 3/8 that lasted 4 months or so… constant use(only saw at the time) so I doubt its dulled… because I could even resaw with that… it was as slow as this… only it had 15tpi…

I am confused…

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


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newbiewoodworker

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#1 posted 10-06-2010 01:23 AM

I checked when he replaced it… the puilley key was put back…

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#2 posted 10-06-2010 01:42 AM

If it smells like rubber burning,I’d check the tires and tension. Sounds like the motor is turning alright. Maybe over powering and causing the blade to slip. Just a thought.

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#3 posted 10-06-2010 01:44 AM

The tyres are coming off..

I sent an email to my shop teacher.. maybe he can tell me.. unless you guys come up with it first…lol..

Thx

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#4 posted 10-06-2010 04:58 AM

Newbie,

Fill me in. Is this a new band saw?? What brand? who “fixed” it?

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#5 posted 10-06-2010 04:59 AM

How far did he have to take it apart to replace the motor? Did he remove the upper casting? Maybe the wheels are no longer co-planar. Might explain why the tires keep rolling off. What about belt tension? I could be too tight and pulling the drive wheel out of track? Just a few things to check.

Chris.

-- -Director of slipshod craftsmanship and attention deficit woodworking

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#6 posted 10-06-2010 02:57 PM

If you are setting the tension based on the marks on the side of the saw it is probably too loose. It takes a lot of muscle to properly tighten a 3/4 blade.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 10-06-2010 09:33 PM

Chris: To fix the motor, he took off the under carraige, that is hinged to tension the belt… To fix the tracking arm, however, he removed the casting, the wheel, and such..

Mcase: Its a new bandsaw, less than 6 months old. Delta 14” It was a floor model, so the actual saw was manufactured in 2006…

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#8 posted 10-06-2010 09:41 PM

Also, its a low tension blade… so it should require quite so much muscle…

“Burns” Fixed it. The guy was trying to tell me these problems were because I didnt buy them there… lol.. gimick..

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#9 posted 10-06-2010 11:27 PM

Bugger me! I increased the tension, merely a hair…. The fleckin’ tracking arm snapped again… now I have to go through this whole god darned process again… I think its time to get the BBB involved…

This time I got pictures… A stress crack appeared at the same spot the other casting snapped cleanly inhalf… This one merely became so bent that it wont take the tension(the crack must open and close, because every time I pour on the tension, the wheel comes crashing down…)

Its noted also in the Iturra Bandsaw book this issue.

I filed with the BBB… let them deal with this company…
The dumba** also didnt tighten the bolt that holds the wheel on… when I went to take it off, inorder to better photo the issue… I was able to remove the wheel by just turning the nut by hand…. lucky I wasnt freakin killed..!

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#10 posted 10-09-2010 12:32 AM

ouch!

I’ve never been able to understand Big Business. Given the liability issues, not to mention plain decency, why don’t they just give you your money back? If Delta keeps slapping their name on stuff like this its going to reflect in sales on all their products.

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#11 posted 10-09-2010 06:12 AM

I got an email from the BBB, they apprently thought it was a good enough claim… they forwarded it to the buisness, and asked them to reply within 20 days…

There is liabliity… what if that piece had broken while the saw was running… I already saw that it can fall out and get wedged behind the wheel…. and its only aluminum, so I imagine it will shatter when a cast wheel hits it.. Kinda like a hand grenade… Believe me… if they fix it, and I get hurt, because of that piece falling out… Ill hire a darn good lawyer… I can take crap quality in my gloves, my nails/screws, and even in my music.. but I wont take crap quality in a tool that can maim me for life, because of that shabby quality…

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

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