|Forum topic by louspinuso||posted 07-31-2014 05:12 PM||984 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
07-31-2014 05:12 PM
I bought a 10” bandsaw off craigslist a few days ago for $40. The saw and motor looked to be in very good condition and it was an old rockwell delta 28-120 so I figured I should be able to fix anything that’s too wrong with it. When I got it home and started trying to get it rolling I noticed that my wheels were way out of alignment and my blade would not track straight so I took apart the top wheel first and made sure everything was good there, and everything appeared to be fine so I went on to the bottom wheel.
This is where things got interesting. first, when I pulled the wheel off I noticed that the back top was rubbing the cast iron frame and part of that back top area was melted in (the wheels look like they’re some sort of composite material, not iron, not sure how much of a problem that is going to be) and when I pulled the whole thing apart, I found bushings behind the wheel that were completely shot.
And this is what it looks like from the outside where the oiler is (the side the pulley would hook up to)
I have no idea what the best way to push those bushings out and I’ve searched to see if anyone else here had a similair problem with a similair vintage saw and couldn’t find one. Also, there appear to be 2 separate bushings in there, one on the wheel side and one on the pulley side. Any help would be very appreciated.