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Forum topic by Brianwaters posted 12-06-2017 04:35 PM 155 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brianwaters

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12-06-2017 04:35 PM

Hello. I recently bought a 1965 Rockwell/Delta 28-380 (metal/wood) bandsaw at an auction and now realize that I’m in need of several parts. I need both trunnions, and the complete lower drive to start. I’ve been through many forum sites and have had no luck with the sources people have recommended. I have seen some some used and aftermarket trunnions on ebay. Is anyone aware of where I can find the parts to resurrect this machine? I sure would appreciate some help. Thanks.


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#1 posted 12-06-2017 04:56 PM

https://www.toolpartsdirect.com/catalogsearch/result/?search_filter=Default&q=28-380&brand=Delta All the parts appear to be available here. The lower shaft is $418.75.

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#2 posted 12-06-2017 05:05 PM

Thanks! I suppose the next question is important too. What is a sensible amount of money to have invested in this model saw? I paid $250 to start.

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#3 posted 12-06-2017 05:38 PM



Thanks! I suppose the next question is important too. What is a sensible amount of money to have invested in this model saw? I paid $250 to start.

- Brianwaters


After ordering all the needed parts, you will have invested around $800; a new BS will cost much less. Whether the quality of a 1965 saw outweighs the quality of today’s BS offerings is up to you. I’m talking “quality” not “features”. Today’s machines have replaced quality with features.

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Brianwaters

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#4 posted 12-06-2017 06:56 PM

I appreciate the insight. I’ll try to get a good feel for what’s needed before I make any additional purchases. As of now it works, but only for metal cutting.

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#5 posted 12-06-2017 07:10 PM

Check the BOYD section of OWWM, and perhaps post a WTB ad. And while you are at it, keep an eye out for a parts machine. If you buy new parts, you will pay out the nose… but there is no reason to. You can probably get that thing in top notch shape for a couple hundred more depending on what exactly it is that you need. What is that first picture of – is it from your machine or what you are looking to get?

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#6 posted 12-06-2017 08:11 PM

The first picture is the shaft from my machine. It was completely seized. It looks like the previous owner had been in there. One of the set screws was missing and the roll pins were jammed up. The internal shaft was actually spun, so the access holes weren’t accessible to drive the roll pins out. Long story short, I got it apart with a lot of force. I won’t know if it’s bent until reassembly.

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