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Forum topic by BurlyBob posted 03-11-2014 11:09 PM 1050 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2014 11:09 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw humor refurbishing

Ages and ages ago I bought a Dewalt Model 440 bandsaw. Yup, your all right when you say, “Man that must be old”. It is but it was treated with love and care by the previous owner. Prior to this past week I’ve only replaced one blade. Well, Friday it threw a blade and I was in the process of putting it back on when I discovered the sealed bearings were shot. I pulled the wheel and headed to the parts house. Like I told the gal there, the bearings must have been originals that came with the saw. When was the last time any of us have seen wheel bearings, “Made in the USA”? Yeah, no kidding, Made in the USA! They gave me the wrong size, of course. Had to reorder and they didn’t get here till today. I went Old School putting the bearings in it. My vise is to small, had to use 4 fender washers, a nut, a bolt and a ratchet wrench. By the time I finally got every thing back in place found I needed to readjust the cooling blocks and the bearing wheel behind the blade. So 4+ hours later I’m cutting plywood almost as smooth as I can on my chop saw. Absolutely freaking awesome.

Like I said, ain’t it great when things come together?

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#1 posted 03-11-2014 11:28 PM

Nice work though, and at the end of the day you did NOT buy a new one.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 03-12-2014 01:49 AM

The Planets have aligned you should go buy a lotto ticket.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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