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Forum topic by Tugboat706 posted 278 days ago 277 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tugboat706

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278 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


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toolie

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#1 posted 278 days ago

ask lou. he is very, very, knowledgeable where old 14” delta BSs are concerned.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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MrUnix

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#2 posted 278 days ago

Are you trying to do this while still on the saw?

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Tugboat706

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#3 posted 278 days ago

I removed the blade, and the upper wheel, but everything else is still on the saw.

-- Clark in Georgia

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MrUnix

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#4 posted 278 days ago

Yank the whole assembly off.. makes things much easier.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Tugboat706

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#5 posted 278 days ago

I was thinking it might be the way to go, but I wanted to check before I did it :)

Thanks!

-- Clark in Georgia

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