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Forum topic by mknittle posted 05-15-2018 12:58 PM 724 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mknittle

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05-15-2018 12:58 PM

Hi, I am new to the forum and woodwork have a small shop I am setting up for my hobby and home projects. anyway I have been looking at 14” band saws, I thought would be able to get a Grizzly G0555lx as my craigs list searches have fallen short. Well yesterday my budget also fell short. So back to Craigslist, this time there was a fairly clean but a little rusty Delta 28-245 hat was looking pretty good about 5 blocks from the house then this popped up as if by magic. I am going to go look at it this evening. Looks to have all the right modifications.

https://tulsa.craigslist.org/tls/d/deltaband-saw-in-excellent/6588382686.html


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#1 posted 05-15-2018 01:22 PM

That is well worth what he is asking. The carter guides, Kreg fence and Tension release retail for more than he is asking. I wouldn’t be waiting for this evening.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 05-15-2018 01:30 PM



That is well worth what he is asking. The carter guides, Kreg fence and Tension release retail for more than he is asking. I wouldn t be waiting for this evening.

- johnstoneb


Yeah, that what I am thinking. this evening is when the guy gets off work. I will be taking a trailer with me.LOL

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#3 posted 05-15-2018 03:54 PM

Run don’t walk and get it asap.

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#4 posted 05-15-2018 04:44 PM

I have one just like it that I bought years ago….Back in the day I think I paid around $800.00 brand new….Not sure mine’s a 28-216….could be a 28-208 (?), but not a lot of difference…..It was around 1991-92 when I got mine…Never a minutes problem after tuning it up then…..just minor tune ups since then…..I’ve built 2-3 jigs for it, and they work great…!!

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#5 posted 05-15-2018 04:50 PM

Ask if he still has the original blade guides.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#6 posted 05-15-2018 04:50 PM

I went and rented a small low trailer now to wait until the guy gets home from work.

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#7 posted 05-15-2018 05:08 PM



Ask if he still has the original blade guides.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


Will do.

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#8 posted 05-16-2018 12:45 AM

I picked up the saw, It is in overall really nice condition. t needs a little cleaning around the bottom guides and a new v-belt. And good tuning. I looks like it had been sitting for a while. I suspect it was just in the way. All the better for me. am a happy camper.

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#9 posted 05-16-2018 01:33 PM

congrats that is a good saw and a good price.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#10 posted 05-16-2018 02:35 PM

Yep…..Like Bruce said, congrats on getting the band saw….I think once you get ‘er tuned up, you’ll really like it…..Those are good saws, and pretty much trouble free….Also remember to invest in a good blade or two for different operations…...I use a 3/16”—1/2”, depending on what I’m sawing….

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....!!

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#11 posted 05-17-2018 12:33 PM

Yesterday I had some time to mess around with the saw. There was nothing properly adjusted (maybe that is why they sold it?) Anyway It made some unusual sounds when running so I took the blade off to isolate the sounds the drive belt was one and a bit loose so I tightened it and that helped a lot and it smoothed out a slight vibration. Next thing was the upper wheel bearings made a little noise that went away when I loosened the spindle nut. They spun but quieted down so I took the wheel off and checked the bearings for slack (none found) so I laid it on it’s side and oiled around the inner race on both sides. I then put it back together and the noise was gone while the oil was soaking in I looked up some sealed bearings for later on. I figure that some sawdust got into the shielded bearings.

Now back together I had a good look at the guide bearings. At first I thought the lower thrust bearing was seized but it must have had some sawdust packed behind it as it was OK when I took it out and cleaned it up. The guides were set way off. At first I thought somebody changed blades and didn’t adjust the guides But on the lower guide the side bearings were one touching the blade and the other a little over a 1/16” away from the blade with the sockets in the screws packed with sawdust so it was run a while like that. The upper was similar. and the fence was all wonky. The saw runs smooth now but there was one more noise that sounded like the blade contacting the plastic guard at the back. turned out to be a screw holding a brush to sweep the lower wheel contacting the blade. Seems like the guy liked the right accessories but poor installation spoiled it. A in all I am a happy camper!

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#12 posted 05-17-2018 12:39 PM

Yesterday I had some time to mess around with the saw. There was nothing properly adjusted (maybe that is why they sold it?) Anyway It made some unusual sounds when running so I took the blade off to isolate the sounds the drive belt was one and a bit loose so I tightened it and that helped a lot and it smoothed out a slight vibration. Next thing was the upper wheel bearings made a little noise that went away when I loosened the spindle nut. They spun but quieted down so I took the wheel off and checked the bearings for slack (none found) so I laid it on it’s side and oiled around the inner race on both sides. I then put it back together and the noise was gone while the oil was soaking in I looked up some sealed bearings for later on. I figure that some sawdust got into the shielded bearings.

Now back together I had a good look at the guide bearings. At first I thought the lower thrust bearing was seized but it must have had some sawdust packed behind it as it was OK when I took it out and cleaned it up. The guides were set way off. At first I thought somebody changed blades and didn’t adjust the guides But on the lower guide the side bearings were one touching the blade and the other a little over a 1/16” away from the blade with the sockets in the screws packed with sawdust so it was run a while like that. The upper was similar. and the fence was all wonky. The saw runs smooth now but there was one more noise that sounded like the blade contacting the plastic guard at the back. turned out to be a screw holding a brush to sweep the lower wheel contacting the blade. Seems like the guy liked the right accessories but poor installation spoiled it. A in all I am a happy camper!

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