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willie

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924 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

After about a month long search I finally found a bandsaw. It’s a 1956 14” Delta Milwaukee. This thing is built like a tank and in excellent condition. I will want to replace blade guide blocks and I need to find a fence and the rails, but other than a good cleanup and a fine tuning, it’s ready to go. I have not had much luck finding info about this saw online. If anyone knows a site that would help I would appreciate hearing about it. Also if anyone knows where I can find a fence and the rails it mounts to would be nice. Thanks Willie (sorry the picture is sideways, don’t know how to correct)

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!


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#1 posted 924 days ago

Congrats on the saw, should serve you well.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Loren

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#2 posted 924 days ago

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willie

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#3 posted 924 days ago

Thanks for the link, Loren. That’s it, just like mine. I wasn’t aware of any belt guard. Mine doesn’t have one and I dont even see a place to mount it. Don’t think it’s going to be a problem without it. I’m really looking forward to restoring it. Not much needs done except a good cleaning and a little paint and polish. Tires are good but rubber, guide blocks are original and will be replaced. It even has the original aluminum disc around the blade that’s not all chewed up! I thought the 1/2 hp motor was small but I see that’s what they had when new so I’ll see how that works out. I looked at a lot of new saws and a lot of junk used saws. After I got over the sticker shock of the new ones I figure I got a good deal.
Thanks, doncutlip. This saw should do more than I’ll need it to!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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Loren

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#4 posted 924 days ago

The saws were available in different packages, though today
it’s not so easy to buy a new bandsaw with no stand and no
motor, back in the day you could.

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#5 posted 924 days ago

I have an old Delta /Milwaukee like that. I’m using the kreg fence. It bolts to the table.

I put in cool blocks, but you could make them yourself out of hardwood.

Them old bandsaws like that will go on forever, you’ll like it.

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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#6 posted 923 days ago

I recommend calling Iturra Design (904-642-2802) and getting their catalog. My 2010 fall issue was free. 234 pages of products and advice for 14” bandsaws. -Jack

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#7 posted 923 days ago

Good find. Clean it up and it will last a lifetime those saws were built to last forever. Russ

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#8 posted 923 days ago

Mine’s the old Delta with the cast floor model base. Should be able to easily find fence and rails. Mine came as a set. Woodworker’s Supply, Rockler. As hairy said: kreg (a very nice set-up). I like link belts and you may need new tires. Good luck.

-- MrAl

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#9 posted 923 days ago

Hey, according to the picture this is an horizontal band saw. Interesting

-- Bert

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willie

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#10 posted 923 days ago

Thanks for all the info. I hope to begin the restoration soon. I’ll post some before and after pics. The guy I got it from was using it to cut metal and has a metal cutting blade and a super small pulley on the motor. This thing runs really slow but I have a larger pulley to put on it and I’ll need to get some blades. What size pulley did they run new? I’ll keep the small one and the blade in case I ever have any metal fabbing to do. All the bearings had been replaced by the previous owner, saves me some work! The tires look pretty new too although they’re rubber. I’ll probably see how it works for now. No vibration, really smooth and quiet. Other than the few things I mentioned all it needs is a good cleaning and a new paint job and it will be better than a new one!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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ldl

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#11 posted 923 days ago

Rotate the picture before you post it.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Alan Robertson

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#12 posted 923 days ago

My motor pulley is a 3”. Upper is 7-3/4”. Make sure you rotate it the right way. Neck is starting to ache.

-- MrAl

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willie

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#13 posted 922 days ago

Sorry the picture is on it’s side. It was all I could do to figure out how to get it on this site.
I have no idea how to rotate it This gives you one more reason to buy a laptop. Then you don’t have to twist your neck, just turn the computer. That would probably be easier than me trying to figure out all this computer stuff!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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#14 posted 922 days ago

On your computer , right click on the image, then edit, then rotate.
Fairly easy to do.

-- Bert

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#15 posted 922 days ago

Trying to rotate picture, hope this works!
I was able to rotate it in my file but it went right back when I posted it.

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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