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henrie

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I am trying to pull the 20” wheels off to change bearings, but am having trouble. There is what looks like a snap ring except it’s not. Been using penetrating oil on it for weeks. The upper wheel is not keyed and also has this ring, but the bottom wheel has a key and this ring. can anyone advise me on how to get these wheels off?


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#1 posted 824 days ago

Henrie…..which model of bandsaw is this? 28-350?

Take a look here and find your model and then download the manual. It should also have a parts diagram.

From what I have read it take some patience, a LOT of GOOD penetrating oil, like Kroil or PBblaster, and a puller. Some pics of the wheel may also help in determining how to remove it.

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#2 posted 824 days ago

Can you post some pictures?

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#3 posted 823 days ago

It sounds like the “ring” you are referring to is probably a hub. If so, there will be some tapped holes at 180 degrees to each other in the ring. Screw a bolt into the holes and tighten them. It should pop the hub loose and then the wheel will come off the shaft.

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#4 posted 823 days ago

The Delta 28-350 (rounded) and latter 23-3×0 et al (square) saws don’t have wheel bearings as such, the wheels are mounted on a rotating axle which has two bearings.

If it is a 28-350 (not sure about the later square saws) it will have two set screws at 90* when loose the wheel should slide of the shaft, if not a 3 arm gear puller may be needed but you have to careful the webs are thin, I would back them with something. The top and bottom both use different sized bearings so you actually need 4 different sized bearings an 87502, 87504, 87505 and 87506 if memory serves.

The later saws use the same rotating axle but I am not sure of the orientation of the set screws or if they changed the bearing size but the basic setup is the same.

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