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Forum topic by dustycajun posted 04-18-2017 02:30 AM 690 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dustycajun

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04-18-2017 02:30 AM

Just picked up delta 28 243 bandsaw great shape wanna clean up and restore new, bottom wheel. Bearings need replacing, any tutorials or service manual avail on how to remove wheel and replace bearings

Bearing makes slight grinding sound , no play in wheel at all, is this normal

-- klcrd


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#1 posted 04-18-2017 02:47 AM

Bearings shouldn’t grind.
Check these pages. Lots of documentation on older Delta bandsaw, Exploded parts diagrams, Instruction manuals.

http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=1141&tab=3&sort=2&th=false&fl

http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=2827

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#2 posted 04-18-2017 02:49 AM

Hope this helps on removal and replacement.

You tube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CjHoOTzgLs

parts illustration
http://www.ereplacementparts.com/delta-28243-type-band-saw-parts-c-3275_3481_3620.html

Bearing supplier may be able to match older bearings. Harbor Freight has a bearing pullers.
http://www.harborfreight.com

Good luck

-- Wuddoc

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#3 posted 04-18-2017 03:24 AM

Bearings are super easy to replace and no special tools needed… and no, bearings shouldn’t ‘grind’ :)

Lots of info over at the OWWM site. This one should get you started:
Looking for a thread - Delta BS bearing removal

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#4 posted 04-18-2017 03:48 AM

I found I reduced the vibration by going to a link belt on my old Delta 14. The bearings were not hard to replace.
I use it every day the old blade guides work very well.

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#5 posted 04-18-2017 03:52 AM

Thanks, i was wondering why the vibration , is that normal thing with this saw. Im putting new tires and will get a link belt

-- klcrd

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#6 posted 04-18-2017 03:56 AM

Bad bearings will cause vibration.. as will bad tires or a bad blade. Link belts work well to reduce vibration on machines that use the motor weight for tension (like on contractor saws), but not so much on fixed motors. If your belt has taken a set, running if for a while will soften it up. If it’s in bad shape, a new v-belt should be fine and a lot cheaper than a link belt.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#7 posted 04-18-2017 04:07 AM

This saw has a 1 hp baldor motor, is that strong enough to do resawing

-- klcrd

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loiblb

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#8 posted 04-18-2017 11:29 AM

My saw has 1/2 HP and runs a 1/4” blade works fine. I use a Grizzly 17” wider blade for resawing. I think a 1HP motor is plenty on the Delta 14”.
I put rubber washers in back of the wheel guard covers to remove some of the rattle and put a few washers under the blade tension spring due to its age of being compressed.
The new poly tires work ok. I put a Krieg fence from Rockler on it and it fit well enough. I tried the white ceramic blade guides Rockler sells but went back with the original steel ones.
I paid $150 for the old saw and like it well enough to not replace it now that I can afford to.

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onoitsmatt

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#9 posted 04-18-2017 02:20 PM

Mine had a warped pulley. Once I replaced it, no more vibration. I blogged my restore if you’re interested.

http://lumberjocks.com/onoitsmatt/blog/64834

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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#10 posted 04-18-2017 06:02 PM

Thanks for the blog , that helped, mine is a 1981 28 243 1 hp baldor, the nut on the bottom wheel is sorta diff to get off i dont want to beat on it and damage anything, any suggestions

-- klcrd

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#11 posted 04-19-2017 03:47 AM

Does anyone know if there is a factory service manual avail for these earlier 14 inch delta bandsaws

-- klcrd

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MrUnix

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#12 posted 04-19-2017 03:56 AM

Does anyone know if there is a factory service manual avail for these earlier 14 inch delta bandsaws
- dustycajun

Never seen one… but the owners manual/parts diagram is really all you should need. They are very simple machines, and remained pretty much the same from the 30’s until they were discontinued a few years back. If you run into anything you need to know, there are probably hundreds of people who can give first hand guidance, so just ask. This site, along with the OWWM and VM sites, is way better than a service manual :)

Just in case you were wondering… here are all the parts involved:

(above is my 1950 Delta before being reassembled)

Almost forgot about your stuck nut problem. Did you ever get it loose? If you can’t hold the shaft from turning using the pulley, try getting a wrench on both nuts, one on the wheel and one behind the pulley, for a little better leverage. They can be stubborn, but will come off. Ditto on the wheel.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#13 posted 04-19-2017 06:55 AM

I have a Delta 28-560. Got the parts listings and break down illustrations at eReplacementParts.com. enter your saw model number when you access the website. Mikestools.com has Delta owner/operator manuals for free down load, got the 28-560 one there. Ozarktoolmanuals.com offers a manual but charges $17.00 for it.

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#14 posted 04-19-2017 12:50 PM

Thanks for the info , nice looking band saw , ganna give that 2 wrench trick a try , just didnt want to damage anything with brute force

-- klcrd

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#15 posted 04-19-2017 12:53 PM

Thanks for the info , nice looking band saw , ganna give that 2 wrench trick a try , just didnt want to damage anything with brute force

Was wondering , the bottom pulley has a crack around where the shaft goes, can that be replaced with a regular steel cast iron pulley, the orig is cast aluminum , but a new one is over 100

-- klcrd

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