|Forum topic by Bonvivant1||posted 03-20-2017 04:22 PM||322 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
03-20-2017 04:22 PM
I just bought this bad boy on Saturday. By the serial number it appears to be a 1946 14” Delta Milwaukee band saw with a riser. I paid $100.00 for it. Do you think it was a good deal? It has few problems. The upper and lower guide bearings are frozen. It also needs to be cleaned up. Everything else seems to be ok. The rubber wheels are not too bad. The tension system seems to work. It is not cracked anywhere. The table works fine.
I have a couple of questions. I want to do scroll work with a narrow blade. Should I replace the guides with carter guides and use the carter blade stabilizer? Or would it be better to just fix the bearings and put new blocks in? Does anyone know offhand the model number on the guide bearings? Also, is there a benefit to buying the cool run blocks?
Does it have the original motor? The current motor is a K&C motor. I thought those were mostly grinder motors. Is there any value in upgrading to a 1 1/4 or 2 hp motor?
Finally, what is the best method for cleaning this beast up. I am going to blow away the saw dust and then apply a degreaser. Is there a better way? Is there anything I should avoid?
Any help is greatly appreciated!
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