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Chris

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11-01-2014 09:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

I broke it! Problem solved.

So, I noticed that the blade seemed to be dancing all over the place. Then I saw the upper blade guide was leading that dance. So, I went to tighten it up. Well, surprise me when the bolt just kept spinning. I found the broken piece amongst the saw dust. I researched a few websites and they all say the piece is no longer available! HD says I have 90 days to return it. Only I can’t find the receipt. I’m going to stop by tomorrow and hope they will swap it for me.

Wish me luck!

-- Liberalism... Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.


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#1 posted 11-01-2014 09:41 PM

Most HD’s now keep your receipt data in the computer.. and even ask if you want it e-mailed to you, so they should have a record of your purchase. What model BS is it and when did you buy it? Can’t imagine that a newer saw that is still under warranty or eligible for return would have parts that are already discontinued!

Cheers,
Brad

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

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tom in indy

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#2 posted 11-01-2014 09:43 PM

I rarely shop at HD, is there a way to get “duplicate” receipt. We have Menards here, if you paid with a credit/debit Card, there is a computer at the front of the store to print replacement receipts if you have lost/misplaced the original.

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#3 posted 11-01-2014 09:51 PM


Most HD s now keep your receipt data in the computer.. and even ask if you want it e-mailed to you, so they should have a record of your purchase. What model BS is it and when did you buy it? Can t imagine that a newer saw that is still under warranty or eligible for return would have parts that are already discontinued!

Cheers,
Brad

It’s Ryobi 2.5 Amp 9” Band Saw ZRBS904

Truth be told, I think I’m over the 90 day window. I know I paid with a couple of gift cards I had. But I’ll go see if they’ll swap it out as a gesture to a good and regular customer. I’m there at least 2 times a week. If not, I guess, I’m kinda up the creek!

It’s kinda depressing. I’ve always had good luck with Ryobi gear.

-- Liberalism... Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.

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#4 posted 11-01-2014 10:04 PM

I have a lot of cheap pot metal on my Chinese bandsaw too. I stripped one of the screws with very little pressure that holds the back bearing in place . Luckily I was able to drill it out and use a slightly larger bolt. You could probably make a better/stronger replacement part out of some real hard wood that would work just as well and you can tap threads for your set screws directly into the wood. I would certainly give it a try if I were you. Better yet you could just buy a piece of brass or steel and make one. Brass should work well and it’s easier to cut than steel.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 11-01-2014 10:23 PM

That’s a $3 part and they seem to be available from Ryobi as well as places like ereplacementparts.com

It’s a current model, so I’m pretty sure parts will be easy to source.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#6 posted 11-01-2014 10:38 PM


That s a $3 part and they seem to be available from Ryobi as well as places like ereplacementparts.com

It s a current model, so I m pretty sure parts will be easy to source.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

I went to ereplacementparts.com The part number came up unavailable. I’ll try HD first tomorrow. With any luck I’ll be back in business but the afternoon. Of course, that will be after my wife drags me to an antique show sale.

-- Liberalism... Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.

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#7 posted 11-01-2014 10:42 PM


I went to ereplacementparts.com The part number came up unavailable. I ll try HD first tomorrow. With any luck I ll be back in business but the afternoon. Of course, that will be after my wife drags me to an antique show sale.

That link I provided above? It shows “leaves our warehouse in 5-10 business days”, slthough it also says that it is ordered directly from Ryobi. Ryobi shows it as avasilable as well.. not sure what you were looking at?!? If HD doesn’t sort it out, it’s still an easy fix.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#8 posted 11-01-2014 10:48 PM

I went to ereplacementparts.com The part number came up unavailable. I ll try HD first tomorrow. With any luck I ll be back in business but the afternoon. Of course, that will be after my wife drags me to an antique show sale.

That link I provided above? It shows “leaves our warehouse in 5-10 business days”, slthough it also says that it is ordered directly from Ryobi. Ryobi shows it as avasilable as well.. not sure what you were looking at?!? If HD doesn t sort it out, it s still an easy fix.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Thanks. I’ll work on it tomorrow. Ever since it broke, I’ve gotten into the beer supply. No more power tools tonight.

-- Liberalism... Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.

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Chris

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#9 posted 11-02-2014 09:39 PM

My wife solved the problem.. She told me to go buy a new saw. So, because I’m limited on space. Hell, I’m out of space, I just went down to Sears and picked up the Craftsman 10 Bandsaw.

Ain’t she great? Not the saw, my wife. Of course the saw is pretty sweet too.

-- Liberalism... Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.

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#10 posted 11-03-2014 10:00 PM

For a single broken part, she decided to get you new band saw? So lucky, eh. Enjoy cutting!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#11 posted 11-03-2014 10:01 PM

Home Depot no longer requires a receipt, just the credit card the item was purchases with.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#12 posted 11-04-2014 07:32 PM

Having metal working machines and skill, is a big plus. I have a metal lathe and milling machine and when a “pot metal” part breaks, I just make a new one which turns out better than the original part. If you know someone who does metal work, that part is simple to reproduce. I could make one for you at a cost of $20 including shipping.

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#13 posted 11-04-2014 07:33 PM

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