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Forum topic by JarodMorris posted 10-02-2012 05:34 AM 1422 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-02-2012 05:34 AM

It’s late so I can’t scream or I might wake the kids so I need to vent. I have a little bench top Black & Decker band saw, same saw as the Delta 28-150 but different “paint job”. I broke the tension bracket tonight. Thinking this couldn’t be more than a $10 – $15 part, I start looking online. Sure I found LOTS of websites that list them for sale but not available. THE MANUFACTURER DOESN’T MAKE THEM ANYMORE!!! That’s so frustrating. I didn’t pay much for the saw on CL but now I have an abundance of BS parts. A few weeks ago, I bought a Ryobi on CL for $20 that needed new tires. I was able to use large rubber bands from Woodcraft as tires (also not available from the manufacturer) but then when I went to tension it, the thing wouldn’t hold any. So now I have more parts than I know how to use. Two decent 1/4 hp or 1/3 hp motors and (4) 9-inch aluminum wheels. I hope my creativity can match the parts that I have available to some amazing project.

Ideas anyone?

-- Dad: Someone was supposed to pick up his toys! Son: My name isn't "Someone".

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#1 posted 10-02-2012 01:06 PM

That happens. I ran into this with Craftsman products. I have an old c’man drill- about 35 years old. When it goes, I’ll have to scrap it.

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#2 posted 10-02-2012 01:12 PM

This is the chance that we take when buying older machines. That’s why they are cheaper than new as there is no support for problems.

I have several older machines and I guess that I will have to buy newer ones when they give out.

-- Jim Beachler, Chief Puzzler,

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#3 posted 10-02-2012 01:51 PM

What is the part number on this diagram? You may have to fab something up.

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#4 posted 10-02-2012 01:57 PM

Try an actual Delta service center. I had broken trunnions and the only ones I could find were rediculously priced on ebay. But I called up the Dewalt/Delta/Portercable service center near my house and they had what I needed in surplus. My bandsaw is from 1946. Give it ago.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#5 posted 10-02-2012 02:16 PM

+1 on actual Delta service center. The problem is if you have one near your house.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 10-02-2012 02:39 PM

Dhazelton – that’s not the same black & decker that I have. It’s the BDBS100, same thing as the Delta 28-150. I’ll try to find a Delta service center.

The good news is that I now have a spare 1/2 HP motor. I’m thinking of building a dust collection unit like Matthias Wandel has built. Maybe change it to a cyclone instead of cyclone / Thien Baffle combo like he did.


-- Dad: Someone was supposed to pick up his toys! Son: My name isn't "Someone".

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