Hello LJs , Is there anyone out there that has this OLD band saw ?
It has a 3 step pulley for various blade speeds . However , I am only able to fit the belt to two of them which seem to rotate much too fast for sawing wood. The belt is much too short to go onto the third step. Do I need to purchase a new belt in order to use this one speed or is there an adjustment that I missed somewhere ?
I can’t get the motor to go up any higher as the mounting bracket hits against the bottom of the stand that it is on.I even tried repositioning the motor on its bracket…no better .
The online owners manual doesn’t have any info about changing the belts , but does indicate the speeds.
There are two belts on it , which I tried reversing , with no luck. At its present speed , there seems to be excess vibration coming from the lower wheel. The motor runs smooth as can be , so I don’t know if the old belts have developed a “set” from sitting around for a couple years (per previous owner) or if the vibration is coming from the wheel itself. It also needs new tires as they have a few small cracks in them and one of the blade guide holders (white metal) is also broken on one side. Has anyone upgraded their guide assemblies , and if so , what did you use ? The factory guide blocks are metal(steel or cast iron?) ...bottom ones are square and the top set is round.
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