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Christopher

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12-28-2017 09:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: rockwell 28 200 band saw parts lower wheel replacement 28 200 rockwell band saw wheel band saw rebuilding 14 inch band saw 14 inch rockwell band saw replacement parts rockwell 28 200 band saw wheel

Hey all! It’s been sometime since I’ve been on LJ’s but I’m back. I went through a long period where I didn’t have any tools (they were sold and the money used for other purposes) however, I am back and I have an issue. I’m trying to rebuild my woodshop tool collection and recently bought a Rockwell 28 200 band saw, birth date 08/15/75, off of Craigslist. Upon getting it home and looking it over I realized the lower wheel is bent, significantly, which seriously sucks. So, being resourceful, I went online, soon found what I thought to be an appropriate replacement for this wheel, ordered it and got it in the mail. However, the wheel I bought is for a 28 300 saw (don’t know how I missed that) and the hole for the shaft is one inch rather than three quarter, as I assumed it was. I cant send it back to the person from whom I purchased it as they don’t take returns and I still need the wheel. Does anyone have any idea where a guy can find this wheel? I’ve been on OWWM.com and they have a link which does not now work to a catalogue from Iturra tools, a guy that apparently deals in these saws quite a lot, but the link doesn’t work and endless searching has revealed that this catalogue, and the guy offering it, likely no longer do business. So anyway, if someone can help me in locating this wheel I’d be immensely grateful, and also, if anyone needs a lower wheel for a rockwell 28 300 saw I’ll sell it at my purchase price if the buyer will assume the shipping costs, which came to $54 and change I believe.

Thanks Jocks, I’ll be eagerly awaiting any helpful response, and unhelpful responses as well.


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Knockonit

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#1 posted 12-29-2017 12:04 AM

Don’t know much about the wheel, but could you replace bearing with different size to accommodate the dia. or can you use a bronze sleeve to downsize. just pondering it.
good luck
rj in az

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#2 posted 12-29-2017 12:14 AM

Bronze sleeves? I was wondering the same thing, although not in bronze, thats a good idea.

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#3 posted 12-29-2017 12:55 AM

E-bay, BOYD section of OWWM, or Sawcenter come to mind.

Cheers,
Brad

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#4 posted 12-29-2017 02:06 AM

Maybe find a metal spacer with the appropriate inner and outer diameter, and you can cut a slot to accept the proper drive key. Might need a little taller drive key to make up for the extra 1/8” created by the spacer’s wall thickness.
Quick eBay search found this.

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#5 posted 12-29-2017 03:54 AM

Bearings are cheap. I’d try them first.

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#6 posted 12-29-2017 06:39 PM

Thanks guys. good ideas. I’ll let you know what I end up doing.

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