|Forum topic by Tenfingers58||posted 11-03-2014 09:49 AM||569 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
11-03-2014 09:49 AM
I recently bought a Rockwell Model 20 vertical bandsaw. Series number 28-3X0. The serial number is 1816978.
I’m looking for any information on the saw. Previous owners have done a lot to this saw, not all of it good.
It now has a 1.5 horsepower 1725 rpm single phase motor. It has a three phase starter and plug which is why I guess no one else bought it. You couldn’t see the motor plate without removing the motor from the saw. (Almost an hour of fun due to access challenges)
I believe (from Googled pictures) that there used to be a round hole in the table for an insert where the blade passed through. Now there is a poorly machined rectangular hole in the table with a poorly fitting insert. The bottom of the hole isn’t flat with the table or even all that close to a rectangle. One end was also cut too deep so it penetrated the table. I’ll try to get wife to take a pic later today. I just got home from work so it’s about 05:00.
The blade guides need work (or replaced). I also need to find out a reasonable blade speed to replace the drive pulleys. A couple of the pulleys need replaced due to the fact they don’t fit the belt widths currently on the saw.
I plan to use the saw to resaw 4 to 12 inch wide boards for use with my scroll saw.
From the aluminum chips inside, I’m guessing it was just used to cut aluminum. No sawdust inside, so just aluminum.