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Forum topic by AshburnCustomShop posted 10-19-2018 12:03 AM 546 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AshburnCustomShop

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10-19-2018 12:03 AM

Hey guys, first post outside of introducing myself in the coffee lounge. Hopefully I’m posting this one in the right place.

I have a 14in Delta 28-278 bandsaw that suffered some damage to the “sliding bracket”. And by damage, I mean the aluminum part shattered in one of the critical areas. I’m having serious trouble tracking down a replacement, every parts website says it’s no longer available. Any ideas?

Here’s an example: link


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#1 posted 10-19-2018 12:08 AM

I think they have 2-3 versions of that part. I had luck buying used parts on eBay. Some import parts work depending on the saw I think.

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#2 posted 10-19-2018 12:31 AM

Try grizzly for a replacement model G0555 14” bandsaw parts.

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#3 posted 10-19-2018 12:46 AM

Ebay is the usual suspect… however, there is at least one complete assembly (bracket, pivot arm, shaft, etc…) for $35 over in the BOYD section of OWWM. That would get you the bracket, plus an extra pivot arm – which is a weak point on those saws. Probably more over there as well… that was just the first one I ran across.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: I don’t believe the Grizzly is an exact replacement, and would require purchasing some other bits to make it work (dowel pins, setscrew, wheel shaft, etc…).

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

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#4 posted 10-19-2018 01:00 AM

Hey, Ron. Welcome to LumberJocks!

Is the example in the link the exact and only part that you need? Isn’t there a hinge and a threaded rod with a knob that’s part of an assembly? I didn’t think that single part was independent of the others in the group.

I’m asking because I may have some spare parts that would fit your saw. Can you post a picture of what you need? It’ll help me compare what I’ve got on hand.

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#5 posted 10-19-2018 02:02 AM

Hey, thanks for the responses guys, I will check all of those leads out when I get on my computer tomorrow.

Here’s the issue… I’m basically just starting my woodworking business, so I have been acquiring tools and machinery on the cheap. Got this bandsaw for a hundred bucks flat, runs great. But then I attempted to change the 1/4in band out for a 1/2in one and absolutely could not fit it on there. I loosened everything up and realized the “sliding bracket” (I thought it was supposed to be called a “tension bracket”?) would absolutely NOT slide in the grove on the frame. So.. a sliding bracket that doesn’t slide.

I wound up disassembling everything and got the bracket out by hitting it upwards with a rubber mallet, then sanded the inside groove on the frame as well as the contact surfaces on the bracket, lightly lubed it up, then reassembled. However as I tapped it downwards with the rubber mallet, the corner cracked and shattered, right where the pin is. I’ve worked on aluminum engine blocks, so I know to be careful when using mallets… so this must have already had a crack in it beforehand. Right now I’ve got it back on the machine and it seems to be holding, but this is dangerous. Period.

Basically all I need is that aluminum bracket, nothing else broke.

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#6 posted 10-19-2018 02:33 AM

Hmm. Not sure. I have a crate full of BS parts in my garage. I’ll check tomorrow and let you know if I have a part that’ll work.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#7 posted 10-19-2018 03:03 PM

Looks like I may have the part you need. Pictured below. However, I don’t think that it’s a good idea to separate the hinged part on the back side. Probably could remove the pin but, as you’ve learned the hard way, the aluminum might be compromised by doing so.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#8 posted 10-25-2018 07:16 PM

As Brad said, this setup is the weakest link in the saw. It’s not aluminum, but “pot metal” which bends and breaks over time. Just replace the entire unit. They’re cheap (and inexpensive).

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#9 posted 10-26-2018 11:42 AM

Where can you purchase these?


As Brad said, this setup is the weakest link in the saw. It s not aluminum, but “pot metal” which bends and breaks over time. Just replace the entire unit. They re cheap (and inexpensive).

- Andybb


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#10 posted 10-26-2018 09:12 PM

Where can you purchase these?
- hkmiller

The complete assembly I mentioned previously is apparently still for sale over at OWWM for $35 (in the BOYD Section)... not sure for how long it will be there though. It has everything you need along with parts left over.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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