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Vintage Delta Band Saw?

Showkey said:

The older Delta needs more than 1/2 HP if your going to resaw wide stock many came with 3/4 or 1 hp as an option.

Let’s be clear a 14” Laguna starts at $1200........so the OP is already $1000 ahead.

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Well, yes you could put a bigger motor, after market guides, a riser and build or buy a resaw fence. And I was thinking of picking up a delta and doing just that a year or so ago. But some research online found a large amount of people online that did so and still were not happy because you can not fix the stiffness issue and a riser makes it worse.

I personally went with the 14bx(not to discount a minimax or possibly some models off 17/19” grizzly’s) and with a Resaw King blade can resaw pretty dang fast with an insanely nice finish. One light planer pass cleans it up. Seen some cheap table saws leave worse finishes.

I have thought of getting a 14”delta and leaving a 1/4” blade for cutting curves but can’t justify losing the space.

 

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P C GAKIT DEL-14

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Delta 14 Guide Kit
14" Guide Kit
Guide Upgrade Kit

Delta 14" Conversion Kit

  • Delta 14" conversion kit improve your saws performance through the use of precision sealed ball bearing roller guides
  • Provides your saw with reduced blade friction
  • Improves cutting accuracy
  • Adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1"
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Blade Width.75" Blade
Model210
SystemBase & Table
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P C GAKIT DEL-14-MA

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Delta 14" Micro-Adjust
Guide Conversion Kit
with Micro-Adjustable guides

Delta 14" Micro-Adjust Conversion Kit

  • This provides your saw with reduced blade friction
  • Improves cutting accuracy
  • Adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1"
  • The Micro-Adjustable guides have tool free adjustment of both side support and thrust bearing assemblies
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Blade Size3/16" to 1"
Machine MfgDelta
Machine Size14"
Machines Designed for14" Delta with round upper post and Micro-Adjustable guides
Stabilizer KitCTR1
Thrust Wheel7/8"
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Delta 14" Hex Post
Guide Conversion Kit
Del 14 Hex Guide Conv. Kit

Del 14 Hex Guide Conversion Kit

  • Delta 14" Hex conversion kit is for use with Delta 14" saws that have a hexagonal upper guide support post. 
  • This kit upgrades your saw performance through the use of precision sealed ball bearing roller guides. 
  • This provides your saw with reduced blade friction
  • Improves cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1"
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Blade Size3/16" to 1"
Machine MfgDelta
Machine Size14"
Machines Designed for14" Delta with Hex Post
Stabilizer KitCTR1
Thrust Wheel7/8"
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P C GAKIT DEL-14HMA

ASM P C GAKIT DEL14HMA

Delta 14" Hex Post with Micro-Adjustable Guides
Guide Conversion Kit
Guide kit with Micro-Adjustable Guides

Delta 14" Hex Micro-Adjust Guide Kit

  • The Delta 14" Hex Micro-Adjust upgrade kit updates your saws performance through the use of Tool-Less Micro-Adjustable guides and is for use with Delta 14" saws that have a hexagonal upper guide post.
  • This provides your saw with reduced blade friction
  • Improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1"
  • The Micro-Adjustable guides have tool free adjustment of both side support and thrust bearing assemblies.
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Blade Size3/16" to 1"
Machine MfgDelta
Machine Size14"
Machines Designed for14" Delta with Hex Post
Stabilizer KitCTR1
Thrust Wheel7/8"
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P C GAKIT DEL-14HMR

ASM P C GAKIT DEL14HMR

Delta 14" Hex Post Riser Block Version
Guide Conversion Kit
with Micro-Adjustable guides

Delta 14" Hex Post Riser Block Guide Kit

  • The Delta 14" Hex Riser Block with Micro-Adjust upgrade kit updates your saws performance through the use of Tool-Less Micro-Adjustable guides 
  • For use with Delta 14" saws that have a hexagonal upper guide post and a riser block installed. 
  • This provides your saw with reduced blade friction
  • Improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1" 
  • The Micro-Adjustable guides have tool free adjustment of both side support and thrust bearing assemblies.
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Blade Size3/16" to 1"
Machine MfgDelta
Machine Size14"
Machines Designed for14" Delta with Hex Post and Riser Block
Stabilizer KitCTR1
Thrust Wheel7/8"
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P C GAKIT DEL-14HR

ASM P C GAKIT DEL14HR

Delta 14" Hex Post
Riser Block Version
Del 14 Hex Kit With Riser

Del 14 Hex Kit With Riser

  • Delta 14" Hex Riser Block conversion kit is for use with Delta 14" saws that have a hexagonal upper guide post and a riser block installed. 
  • This kit updates your saws performance through the use of precision sealed ball bearing roller guides. 
  • This gives your saw with reduced blade friction and improved cutting accuracy
  • Adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1"
Product Details
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Blade Size3/16" to 1"
Machine MfgDelta
Machine Size14"
Machines Designed for14" Delta with Hex Post and Riser Block
Stabilizer KitCTR1
Thrust Wheel7/8"
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P C GAKIT DEL-14MAR

ASM P C GAKIT DEL14MAR

Delta 14" Micro-Adjust Riser
Guide Conversion Kit
with Micro-Adjustable guides

Delta 14" Micro-Adjust Riser Guide Kit

  • The Carter Delta 14" Micro-Adjust upgrade kit for Riser block saws, updates your saws performance through the use of Tool-Less Micro-Adjustable guides. 
  • This kit is intended for use with saws that have riser blocks installed. 
  • Provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy
  • Adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1"
  • The Micro-Adjustable guides have tool free adjustment of both side support and thrust bearing assemblies
Product Details
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Blade Size3/16" to 1"
Machine MfgDelta
Machine Size14"
Machines Designed for14" Delta with riser block installed
Stabilizer KitCTR1
Thrust Wheel7/8"
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P C GAKIT DEL-14R

ASM P C GAKIT DEL14R

Delta 14" Riser Guide Upgrade kit
Guide Conversion Kit
Delta 14 Riser Conv. Kit

Delta 14 Riser Guide Kit

  • Delta 14" Riser block conversion kit is for use with Delta 14" saws that have a riser block installed
  • This kit updates your saws performance through the use of precision sealed ball bearing roller guides
  • This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1"
Product Details
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Blade Size3/16" to 1"
Machine MfgDelta
Machine Size14"
Machines Designed for14" Delta with round upper post
Stabilizer KitCTR1
Thrust Wheel7/8"
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P C GAKIT DEL-20A/B

ASM P C GAKIT DEL20A/B

Delta 20" A/B
Guide Conversion Kit
Delta 20 A/B Conv. Kit

Delta 20 A/B Guide Kit

  • The Delta 20 A/B kit is for older model band saws that have guides that mount perpendicular to the blade
  • This all bearing kit uses precision roller bearing guides to promote cooler running and longer blade life
  • The rugged guides are perfect for general work and resawing
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Blade Size3/16" to 3/4"
Machine MfgDelta
Machine Size20"
Machines Designed for20" Delta
Stabilizer KitCTR5
Thrust Wheel1 3/16"
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P C GAKIT DEL-20C

ASM P C GAKIT DEL20C

Delta 20" C
Guide Conversion Kit
Delta 20C Guide Conversion Kit

Delta 20C Guide Kit

  • The Delta 20C kit is for models that have guides that mount to the top of the saw frame under the table
  • The upper and lower guide should look the same on this saw
  • This all bearing kit uses precision roller bearing guides to promote cooler running and longer blade life
  • The rugged guides are perfect for general work and resawing
Product Details
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Blade Size3/16" to 3/4"
Machine MfgDelta
Machine Size20"
Machines Designed for20" Delta
Stabilizer KitCTR5
Thrust Wheel1 3/16"
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P C GAKIT DEL-20D

ASM P C GAKIT DEL20D

Delta 20" D
Guide Conversion Kit
New Delta 20D Guide Conv. Kit

New Delta 20D Guide Conversion Kit

  • The Delta 20D kit is for new models that have guides that mount to the side of the saw frame parallel to the saw blade
  • This all bearing kit uses roller bearing guides to promote cooler running and longer blade life
  • The rugged guides are perfect for general work and resawing
Product Details
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Blade Size3/16" to 3/4"
Machine MfgDelta
Machine Size20"
Machines Designed for20" New Delta
Stabilizer KitCTR5
Thrust Wheel1 3/16"
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P CG DELTA 16 CERAMIC GUIDES

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Guides for Delta 10

Aftermarket Delta Parts

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Blade Width1.00" Blade
Model1319
SystemSaw Head & Band wheel
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P CG DELTA CERAMIC THRUST BEARING

ASM P CG Delta Ceramic Thrust Bearing

Ceramic Thrust Bearing for Delta

Aftermarket Delta Parts

Thrust bearings are usually made of solid steel, ceramic inserts on the face, and no loose bearings. Space age Ceramic thrust bearings don't rotate like metal bearings. Should you wear a groove in the bearing, simply rotate it to a fresh portion of the bearing.

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Blade Width1.00" Blade
Model10S
SystemSaw Head & Band wheel
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P CG DELTA ROCKWELL 20 CERAMIC GUIDES

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Ceramic Guides for 20

Aftermarket Delta Parts

Ceramic Guides for 20

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Blade Width.50" Blade
Model150
SystemBase & Table
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P Delta 28-100-TP-10

ASM TP-10

10" x 3/4" Rubber Band Wheel Tire
Secure Fit Rubber Band Wheel Tire
Fits Machines with 8"-10" Wheel Diameter

A rubber band saw tire requires glue to keep it in place. The tire you purchase needs to be as close as possible to the size of the band wheel that you are covering. Do not buy a tire that is larger than your band wheel; a bit smaller is better. The tires will stretch a bit, but the larger the difference between the band wheel and the tire, the more difficult the installation.

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MaterialRubber
Tire Diameter10"
Tire Width3/4"
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P Delta 28-100-TQ-10

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10" x 7/8" Urethane Band saw Tire
Stretch On Urethane Band saw Tire
Fits Machines with 10" Wheel Diameter

Urethane Tires last longer and work far better than rubber tires.They will not wear out and become brittle as quickly as rubber tires do. You will absolutely see the difference in the performance of your band saw when you upgrade to Urethane Tire.

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MaterialUrethane
Tire Diameter10"
Tire Width7/8"
Thickness.075"
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P Delta 28-101-TP-10

ASM TP-10

10" x 3/4" Rubber Band Wheel Tire
Secure Fit Rubber Band Wheel Tire
Fits Machines with 8"-10" Wheel Diameter

A rubber band saw tire requires glue to keep it in place. The tire you purchase needs to be as close as possible to the size of the band wheel that you are covering. Do not buy a tire that is larger than your band wheel; a bit smaller is better. The tires will stretch a bit, but the larger the difference between the band wheel and the tire, the more difficult the installation.

Product Details
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MaterialRubber
Tire Diameter10"
Tire Width3/4"
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P Delta 28-101-TQ-10

Product Image for 10" x 7/8" Urethane Band saw Tire Stretch On Urethane Band saw Tire

10" x 7/8" Urethane Band saw Tire
Stretch On Urethane Band saw Tire
Fits Machines with 10" Wheel Diameter

Urethane Tires last longer and work far better than rubber tires.They will not wear out and become brittle as quickly as rubber tires do. You will absolutely see the difference in the performance of your band saw when you upgrade to Urethane Tire.

Product Details
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MaterialUrethane
Tire Diameter10"
Tire Width7/8"
Thickness.075"
Product Image

P Delta 28-110-TP-10

ASM TP-10

10" x 3/4" Rubber Band Wheel Tire
Secure Fit Rubber Band Wheel Tire
Fits Machines with 8"-10" Wheel Diameter

A rubber band saw tire requires glue to keep it in place. The tire you purchase needs to be as close as possible to the size of the band wheel that you are covering. Do not buy a tire that is larger than your band wheel; a bit smaller is better. The tires will stretch a bit, but the larger the difference between the band wheel and the tire, the more difficult the installation.

Product Details
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MaterialRubber
Tire Diameter10"
Tire Width3/4"
Product Image

P Delta 28-110-TQ-10

Product Image for 10" x 7/8" Urethane Band saw Tire Stretch On Urethane Band saw Tire

10" x 7/8" Urethane Band saw Tire
Stretch On Urethane Band saw Tire
Fits Machines with 10" Wheel Diameter

Urethane Tires last longer and work far better than rubber tires.They will not wear out and become brittle as quickly as rubber tires do. You will absolutely see the difference in the performance of your band saw when you upgrade to Urethane Tire.

Product Details
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MaterialUrethane
Tire Diameter10"
Tire Width7/8"
Thickness.075"
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Carter Products - Accuright Band Saw Insert Delta 14"

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    byFL from Morris Plainson

    Great Inserts!

    What I most like about these inserts is the material Carter Produsts used to produce them. It’s a very though, dense type of acrylic, that allows me to shape it with files to fit it tight in my bandsaw table. Great product as always!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    byOld timeron

    Absolutely perfect fit

    I purchased this for a 10" Delta Bandsaw, even though it is marketed for the 14" model. It fit perfectly, and having three in one packet makes it good for when I switch to wider blades. The fit is so tight that I actually had to tap them into the opening with a brad hammer. The only problem I had is leftover nubs from the injection molding process. These had to be filed off, but it took less than a minute to do so.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    byDB in Texason

    Great Product

    I was going to make my own zero clearance inserts until I found these.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    byJohnon

    Should come pre cut

    Blade slot is difficult to judge length and straight of cut. Should be pre-cut.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    bytoneon

    works for grizzly g0555 with minor mod

    Had to put a notch in it and file down one area. works great now.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    byWV Kenon

    works well

    Needed an insert for my scroll saw and this works well for me

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    byArctic Knighton

    Great product, but.....

    The description says will fit Delta and clones. There are no sizes given so its a guess if it will fit or not. Unfortunately, my saw is just enough different that these do not fit. Saw hole size needs to be given so you can tell if it will fit your clone.

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    1. 07-04-2010, 2:03 AM#1
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      Looking for ideas on moving a Delta 14" bandsaw

      Hi,

      I'm not sure what I'm getting into here. I'm about to buy a 14" Delta bandsaw, probably about 20 years old. I think it has a homemade roller base, but is otherwise the usual 28-203 200# beauty.

      How do you all move a bandsaw?

      I have a Subaru Forester, and the seats will fold down to give me enough room. I also have access to a small, lightweight, open trailer to haul it, but would rather not drive this distance with a trailer if not necessary.

      What do you recommend?

      Is it better to carry it in pieces in all in one piece?

    2. 07-04-2010, 2:27 AM#2
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      Band Saw Move

      If you have some old carpet lay it down inside your Forrester, with table off should just fit. Removal of home made mobile base may also be needed. Hope you have some help loading it up. Tom

    3. 07-04-2010, 8:15 AM#3
      First, remove the blade and table. Then remove the table trunnion supports. Remove the blade guide arm. Remove motor, if it's an open stand saw. For an enclosed stand saw, just remove the drive belt. Remove the four bolts that attach the saw to the stand. Lift the saw by the casting between the wheels. Rotate the saw to he horizontal position, and place flat on it's back in vehicle. Because the drive pulley will be protruding, I usually add an old tire, or the spare tire under the saw to help support it. Throw the the stand in back and haul boogie home. Main thing is to remove as much weight as possible from the actual saw.

    4. 07-04-2010, 8:27 AM#4
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      A couple of points.

      -Make sure to not try to grab the table when moving the BS. The table trunnions and supports are easy to break if you horse the saw around by grabbing the table. I usually pull tables off to move machines.

      -Pull the motor. This will get a few pounds off the machine.

      -Bring a dolly. It's easy to move these beasts around if strapped to a dolly. You can pick up a serviceable unit at Home Depot for ~50 bucks. (bring a set of light ratchet straps)

      -Depending on the base, BS travel well when lain on their back- that is with the wheels vertical. Lain down this way it keeps the weight off the pulleys, wheels, knobs and other bits that can break or bend from the saws weight. If the base will not keep the saw upright, I will sometimes make up a quick gurney from 3/4" plywood for the saw. I just rip a 20" strip of plywood as high as the saw and strap the saw to it. This make the saw very easy to move with a dolly and the saw lays down with no chance of rolling.

      -Strap/tie the saw down in the car. In the case of an accident you don't want the thing ending up in your lap or resting against the back of your head.

      -Ask the seller if there are any accessorizes he might have forgotten about. It's handy to have a miter gauge or a few extra blades etc.

      -Congrats. That's a nice saw. I've had mine for years and love it. I've moved it a few times and can manage by myself with a dolly.
      Last edited by Tom Rick; 07-04-2010 at 8:40 AM.

    5. 07-04-2010, 9:04 AM#5
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      MOST DEFINITELY remove the table. Those pot metal Delta trunnions are VERY easy to break. Follow the above advices.

    6. 07-04-2010, 10:55 AM#6
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      I guess its been covered; pull the table and possibly the pulley depending on how it will lay. These are stout castings so anything that may end up supporting the weight, other than the body (like a trunnion) should be avoided through support of the casting. Good luck and have fun.
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    7. 07-04-2010, 11:11 AM#7
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      Art, I bought s similarly sized 14" General bandsaw and I brought it home about 70 miles in my Sebring. Of course I did disassemble it. The whole process took about 10 minutes. Just take a couple thick blankets to wrap the parts around for the transport.

    8. 07-04-2010, 12:27 PM#8
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      It's amazing what can fit in a Forrester....

      Just a couple weeks ago I transported a floor standing drill press, 2 mini refrigerators and 48" of wall cabinets. Along with a 6 gallon gas can (empty).

      In one trip...

      With the hatch closed.

    9. 07-04-2010, 4:14 PM#9
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      I brought my -276 home in an intrepid type plymouth...table and base in the trunk, saw in the back seat. Old couch cushions and blankets...and seatbelts!
      bring a helper though.
      Mick

    10. 07-04-2010, 7:19 PM#10
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      I've moved 2 of them in my utility trailer. I lay them on their back, strap them down, and go.
      You can also take the saw off the base. Only 4 bolts. Take the table off.
      Last edited by Myk Rian; 07-04-2010 at 7:24 PM.
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    11. 07-04-2010, 10:32 PM#11
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      Wow, thanks so much for all the great advice! I had done several searches with no results and figured someone must have already figured this out. Yep!

      I'm particularly grateful for the warnings about breaking the table and trunnions.

    12. 07-05-2010, 4:35 AM#12
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      Look at my sig, "moving a saw".
      I just moved a 20" bandsaw in the bed of my pickup. You can do that 14" in your Subaru! Lay it on it's spine. Take off the table. That's it. Nothing else required really besides strapping/wedging it stable.

    13. 07-09-2010, 10:39 PM#13
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      I just want to report that thanks to all of your good advice, taking the bandsaw apart and carrying it home went well. I appreciate your help!

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    1. 06-14-2017, 7:57 AM#1

      Slowing down a Delta 14" Bandsaw for resawing

      Hi All

      Looking for advice/experience on slowing a 14" Delta Bandsaw (Model 28-276 w/ 56 frame, 110v, 3/4 hp motor) for resawing. It's an early 90's model single pulley no riser block (yet). My plan was to just buy and swap 2-step pulleys from the -206 (sister) model but they are no longer available. Right now it runs at about 3,500fpm I think I need down to 2,000-2,500 for a 3/4" 3TPI blade.

      Any thoughts, comments, guidance, or direction - other than "Buy a bigger saw" ;-)

      Thx

    2. 06-14-2017, 8:16 AM#2
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      Quote Originally Posted by Bill BerklichView Post
      Hi All

      Looking for advice/experience on slowing a 14" Delta Bandsaw (Model 28-276 w/ 56 frame, 110v, 3/4 hp motor) for resawing. It's an early 90's model single pulley no riser block (yet). My plan was to just buy and swap 2-step pulleys from the -206 (sister) model but they are no longer available. Right now it runs at about 3,500fpm I think I need down to 2,000-2,500 for a 3/4" 3TPI blade.

      Any thoughts, comments, guidance, or direction - other than "Buy a bigger saw" ;-)

      Thx
      Pulleys are off-the-shelf items. Given the shaft size and the diameters I'd be surprised if you couldn't find a pair to give the speed you want.

      Other options are to look for a different motor, add a VFD and a 3-phase motor for variable speed, or even engineer a step-down pulley and use the same motor. (would probably require some metal working for brackets and mounts, a new shaft, pillow block, and a single new, larger pulley, maybe a new belt.) I think I have one of those and if you want I could look at it for ideas. I added a riser and used it a lot for resawing but didn't do anything with the speed.

      Or but a new saw! (Oops, sorry!) Maybe find a used 2-speed saw for cheap. Having more than one bandsaw can be great.

      JKJ

    3. 06-14-2017, 8:32 AM#3
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      Why slow it down? I sped my 14" Delta up to 4000 fpm and was quite pleased at the results. Also, skip the 3/4" blade; the 14" Delta (and all of the clones) can't properly tension a 3/4" blade. 1/2" is perfectly adequate on that saw.

    4. 06-14-2017, 8:39 AM#4
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      John is correct. These 14" bandsaws cannot properly tension a 3/4" blade - switch to a 1/2". Your 3/4hp motor is kind of anemic for resawing as well.
      I have a Delta 14" (28-259) w/ riser block and a 1-1/2hp motor. With a 1/2" blade I can resaw to the full 12 inches.

    5. 06-14-2017, 8:53 AM#5
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      I even run a 1/2" blade on my larger saws. I don't see any improvement with a 3/4" blade. I too was scratching my head at why you want to slow the cutter. I want more cuts per second when resawing, not less. The required low tooth count for resawing makes a higher speed more desirable for me. JMHO.
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    6. 06-14-2017, 9:00 AM#6
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      Quote Originally Posted by Todd DavidsonView Post
      John is correct. These 14" bandsaws cannot properly tension a 3/4" blade - switch to a 1/2". Your 3/4hp motor is kind of anemic for resawing as well.
      I have a Delta 14" (28-259) w/ riser block and a 1-1/2hp motor. With a 1/2" blade I can resaw to the full 12 inches.
      I agree about the blade. I missed the 3/4" blade note. I tried a number of different blades on my 14" Delta and found the larger ones could not be tensioned nearly enough - I bought a tension gauge to be sure. (The tension indicator on the saw is NOT useful.) A correctly tensioned 3/4" blade would overstress the saw. In fact, I DID overstress my saw and had to replace some parts. (I got a beefed up tension bracket from Iturra design).

      I settled on 1/2" 3tpi blades for that saw which worked well on even 12" thick dry and green wood. The 3/4hp motor was a bit "anemic" as Todd mentioned, but it never bogged down and cut everything I tried with careful feeding. I used it for years before I got a larger saw.

      I use the same 1/2" 3tpi blades now for my 18" bandsaw for resawing and preparing turning blanks for green wood.

      JKJ

    7. 06-14-2017, 10:33 AM#7
      Boy, I knew if I tossed it out I'd get a lot of great info!! Thanks. SO some quick background. Have had this saw for YEARS and rarely use it so I'm not really up on the details of using it. A couple of days ago a buddy gave me several chunks of American Elm too big for my TS. I struggled through slicing a piece with 3/16" dull (shiny teeth) blade. It's the original blade. So, I dd some online research and I read somewhere that a 3/4" blade and slower speed were what I needed. I figured I'd better ask the collective before I went off in possibly the wrong direction.

      Sounds like I can just chuck up a /2" an d go to town. I do have a 1/2 3TPI blade I bought years ago and never opened :-)

      And yes, I would like a newer, bigger, faster, <stick in any tool or car/truck/boat name here> !!

    8. 06-14-2017, 11:37 AM#8
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      Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradleyView Post
      I even run a 1/2" blade on my larger saws.
      Me, too....1/2" is pretty much my standard blade, even though I "can" tension a 1" blade on my saw.
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    9. 06-14-2017, 1:16 PM#9
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      Quote Originally Posted by Bill BerklichView Post
      ... I struggled through slicing a piece with 3/16" dull (shiny teeth) blade. It's the original blade....
      And yes, I would like a newer, bigger, faster, <stick in any tool or car/truck/boat name here> !!
      Bill, one thing to keep in mind - you can very easily sharpen a bandsaw blade if you have a Dremel rotary tool and one of those little metal cut-off disks. I sharpen all of mine at least 2-3 times before I put on a new one. Those with fewer teeth-per-inch and on smaller saws are a lot quicker to sharpen, though! I still sharpen the 145" blades from my 18" saw but it just takes longer. Sharpening this way takes zero skill and saves a bunch of money.

      I have text instructions and photos if you want - just ask.

      Newer bigger faster? A friend of mine got a girlfriend like that. Didn't work out so well...

      JKJ

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      Quote Originally Posted by John K JordanView Post
      Newer bigger faster? A friend of mine got a girlfriend like that. Didn't work out so well...
      Coffee on the monitor . . . again.
      Take me to the hotel - Baggage gone, oh well . . .

    11. 06-14-2017, 3:09 PM#11
      [QUOTE=John K Jordan;2698853]Bill, one thing to keep in mind

      ROFLMAO!!! I can see how that may not work for everyone though I got lucky and "traded up" to my second wife. Please send instructions if you will, my plan was to trash it but if I can just sharpen so much the better. I just found my dremel last night. I moved to Detroit from Memphis 8 years ago an still diggin' stuff out. Lathe came out last month, last weekend I fixed my jointer.

    12. 06-14-2017, 9:13 PM#12
      Get a copy of Itura's catalog. It's the "bible" for 14" BS.

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      Have you viewed Alex Snodgrass videos? Google his name and watch. His method works.

    14. 06-15-2017, 8:53 AM#14
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      [QUOTE=Bill Berklich;2698896]
      Quote Originally Posted by John K JordanView Post
      ...Please send instructions if you will, my plan was to trash it but if I can just sharpen so much the better. I just found my dremel last night....
      There are several useful ways people sharpen - this is the way I do it:
      I leave the blade on the saw and use a red sharpie and color a few gullets to mark the place where I start.
      I use a Dremel with one of the thin metal-cutting disks, about 1" or so in diameter.

      I sharpen by touching the front of the tooth. Technically, the gullet should be ground rather than the front of the tooth which is best done with a machine. Practically, I find this method makes the blade cut as well as a new one.

      - Hold the Dremel so the flat side of the disk is about the same angle as the front of a tooth and touch it briefly to the tooth. I grind for only a second or two and don't turn the speed way up. When the disk is moved away there should be a shiny flat spot on the front of the tooth right at the tip. I do not grind inside the gullet.
      - Move the blade down and sharpen the next tooth or the next few teeth. Repeat until the red mark comes around. There are 435 teeth on a 3-tpi blade for my 18" Rikon bandsaw and the only time I checked it took me an average of 2.7 seconds per tooth. :-)

      A poor cell phone picture!:

      bandsaw_sharpen.jpg

      Notes:
      I generally sharpen a blade two or three times before replacing it but some people sharpen more times. Eventually the set of the teeth will be reduced as the front is ground away but it is difficult to reset hardened teeth without breaking them.

      Since the teeth on my blades are set left-center-right I experimented with swinging the Dremel to the left and right to align with the tooth. I couldn't tell any difference in the way it cut.

      It is easier to keep the Dremel position constant if you move the blade one tooth at a time but it is a lot quicker to move the blade more and sharpen a half dozen at a time.

      A different method may provide a better sharpening job but this works for me.

      I have some LONG text I could email with a couple of other variations and methods if anyone is interested, one from noted woodworker Stephen Russell, another by Brian Hahn. Too muvh to post here, so if anyone wants to read it send me an email address.

      JKJ

    15. 06-15-2017, 10:00 PM#15
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      The most important thing about resawing is to have the bandsaw setup properly, meaning the blade correctly positioned on the wheels, the blade properly tensioned, and a sharp blade. The guy from Carter recommends dedicating your 1/2" 3TPI blade to resawing since cutting curves with it also may take the set out of the teeth if it is forced around curves. While 3/4 hp might limit the height you can resaw to some degree, slowing down your feed rate should allow you to resaw most wood you have available. I used to resaw with an old Sears 12"; not well, but, with some time spent on setup, it worked OK until I finally upgraded.

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