|Forum topic by Tugboat706||posted 243 days ago||261 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
243 days ago
My Delta 14” bandsaw was old when I got it, and while I’ve been playing with it for a while, the spring is old and tired as heck. I read good things about the Iturra spring and ordered one, but as I went about removing the old one, I can only get the block that holds the spring to rise up enough to expose like half of the original spring, which is not flexy enough to pull out. To say nothing of trying to bend&shove a new spring back in there. I already removed the upper wheel from the axle (on the block, obviously), but still not even close to enough clearance, I’d think. I didn’t want to do anything crazy or try to use more force than seems prudent without seeking opinions from people with experience :) Is there a way to raise the block more? Or am I going about it all wrong?
Thanks in advance!
Not being able to cut straight (or even approach the correct tension) is holding up some projects like my workbench!
-- Clark in Georgia