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Forum topic by lew posted 05-27-2013 02:46 AM 1001 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-27-2013 02:46 AM

Anyone know where I might get a replacement part for a 14” Bridgewood bandsaw? I broke the “support” that holds the upper guide blocks and thrust bearing. I could replace it with a Carter product but they cost about half as much as the bandsaw did originally.

Thanks
Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.


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#1 posted 05-27-2013 02:59 AM

try grizzley

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 03:08 AM

I would try some JB weld first. If you mess it up your only out 5 bucks or so.

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#3 posted 05-27-2013 03:20 AM

That looks almost identical to the Delta upper blade guide without the ‘micro adjust’ thumbscrews (upper right in the photo below). I bet one from a Delta or one of it’s clones would work if you can’t find a direct Bridgewood replacement.

Note: The one shown above is for an older (1950) Delta BS with the hex guide bar.. newer ones use a round one like your Bridgewood.

Cheers,
Brad

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#4 posted 05-30-2013 12:55 AM

Well Grizzly wouldn’t measure the part I thought might fit. Didn’t hear back for C.H. Wilke. So, I took Deycart’s advice and got some JB Weld and bent a U-shaped piece of metal to fit around the broken piece. It ain’t pretty but it’s holding together.

Thanks for the ideas and suggestions

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 05-30-2013 01:00 AM

JB Weld is my friend. Check this out

http://lumberjocks.com/Deycart/blog/34986

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#6 posted 05-30-2013 01:26 AM

Cool repair job on that plane!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 06-02-2013 09:38 AM

Sheesh. Good luck. I don’t have a clue

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