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Forum topic by bmorewoodwork posted 01-18-2011 03:10 AM 7102 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bmorewoodwork

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01-18-2011 03:10 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw

I just bought a Delta Band saw yesterday for $100 it seemed like a steal. I got home and both trunnions were broken. I moved it but did not completely manhandle it. I have read in a few reviews that people really don’t like the Delta trunnions. So what do I do now? I was thinking of ordering new ones from Delta they are cheap but on back order. Does anyone make aftermarket strong trunnions that will fit?

-- Chris - Baltimore, MD http://baltimorewoodworking.com/


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#1 posted 01-18-2011 12:46 PM

Wondering if it is the Delta 14”. I have bought parts from Mike. Not third party stuff but a good source if you need. http://www.mikestools.com/

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#2 posted 01-18-2011 06:16 PM

It is a Delta 14” band saw model: 28-203. Thanks for the link.

-- Chris - Baltimore, MD http://baltimorewoodworking.com/

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#3 posted 01-18-2011 08:12 PM

Think of the really cool cuts you could make without the table! Curves with twists!

-- Greg D.

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#4 posted 01-18-2011 09:09 PM

I just found a place locally that I can pick them up to avoid shipping costs. These will be Delta replacement parts. I will be more careful and hope they last a little longer. I am still interested in finding out if anyone makes a higher quality replacement part cast iron would be nice. I may have to explore tableless band sawing at some point.

-- Chris - Baltimore, MD http://baltimorewoodworking.com/

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#5 posted 01-18-2011 09:48 PM

Ebay has some. Delta OEM trunnions and shoes are also in the Iturra Design Catalog. The catalog is a 246 page book on perfecting your 14” bandsaw. It explains why you would want the parts they sell and which brand (theirs or others) would work best for you. I recommend this catalog. Unfortunately Louis Iturra doesn’t seem to believe in websites, so you would have to call (904-642-2802) to order parts and/or a catalog and be patient. Having the catalog, I’ll jump through hoops to do business with them. If I didn’t have it , I’d note the Ebay seller accepts PayPal and has free shipping. -Jack

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#6 posted 05-06-2017 09:01 PM

Just bought a old 14 inch Delta band saw for $50.00. It runs but needs some TLC. I cannot find a mod number on it but the serial number tag says 27-992 Once I discover the mod I can order up a manual. It is missing one of the big steel threaded knobs which secure the covers (it has 4 nut total), and I need to replace both Trunnions. Other than that it seems to be in good condition. Any help on any of the above would be appreciated.

Doug

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#7 posted 05-06-2017 09:18 PM

Just bought a old 14 inch Delta band saw for $50.00. It runs but needs some TLC. I cannot find a mod number on it but the serial number tag says 27-992 Once I discover the mod I can order up a manual.
- RBIDoug

That saw was built in 1944. There are only two 14” band saws that Delta offered… one for wood only (Model 890) and one for wood/metal (Model 880). Those are the model numbers for the bare saw only (no stand, motor, etc…). In general, for a wood only saw, you want the manual for a #28-207, or #28-307 for the wood/metal model.

There is no need to order a manual… they can be found over at the VM site along with lots of other documentation. The Wiki over there has general and specific restoration information, and the OWWM site has a wealth of discussions about that saw, restorations and other good stuff.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#8 posted 05-07-2017 01:35 AM

Hi Chris – Baltimore, MD. I got one of the made in China BS by Delta. Paid $125 for with both trunions busted. I ordered new trunions and replaced them. I put the BS on a mobile cart and put a big handle on the frame under the BS so when I want to move it, I don’t push on the table. I use that handle and can move it easily. If you push on the table, pop will go the cheaply made trunions.

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