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Forum topic by vicjs posted 04-07-2017 07:22 PM 388 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-07-2017 07:22 PM

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I just bought a Delta 28-276 band saw it it is missing a door catch. Tried searching Delta and online but all sites I tried said the part was obsolete and was not stocked. I am new to the band saw world and was wondering where I might look to find the part or another creative solution besides the duct tape I’m using to hold the upper door closed.
Thanks for any help.


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#1 posted 04-07-2017 07:50 PM

Are you referring to the spring catch on the wheel guard body or the ball stud and knob on the door itself ?

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#2 posted 04-07-2017 07:52 PM

That should be an easy part to fabricate yourself, as it’s just basically a “U” shaped piece of metal that the door stud pushes into. Here is a good picture from ereplacements that shows its shape:


(The grid is 1” x 1” to give you a size reference)

Here is another shot from the side (from another aftermarket source)

I imagine it could be made from lots of different stuff… old feeler gauge, worm drive hose clamps, just cut from some thin sheet metal, etc…. I’ve made lots of similar catches in the past and it’s not really that hard to do. If you really want to buy one, aftermarket places like Renovo claim to still have them for sale.

Edit: Jay has a good point… which part are you missing? The door stud would be an easy fabrication as well, or again, Renovo seems to have them available.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#3 posted 04-07-2017 08:17 PM

Hey Brad thanks for the Renovo site mention … I’ve added to my source list.

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#4 posted 04-07-2017 08:40 PM

It is the spring catch. Renovo lists it but doesn’t have it. Didn’t feel like fooling with fabricating a $2 part with a list of must do jobs in front of me. A good idea though to just use sheet metal that I probably have around my bench. I have the lower catch on the bs for a pattern.

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#5 posted 04-07-2017 09:16 PM

Yep thats the same spring clip top n bottom.

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#6 posted 04-07-2017 09:58 PM

Epoxy a neodymium magnet to the door, you may need a spacer, and another to the body. Make sure the poles are opposite.

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#7 posted 04-07-2017 10:03 PM

+1 to the magnet idea, you might only need one on the body and the steel door would be enough ferrous metal without needing a second magnet.

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#8 posted 04-08-2017 01:11 AM

I can give the magnet tonight.

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#9 posted 04-08-2017 01:21 PM

I glued a El cheapo magnet I got when a Radio Shack went out of business to the hex nut on the back of the frame the held the door catch. Then used a bolt to replace the ball stud. Tada. Seems to hold tight at least for now. THANKS for all your inputs.

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