This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 2, by multiple authors.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Howard Cohen)
Date: 12 Nov 91 17:39:39 GMT
In article <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Randy K. Styborski) writes:
>I just bought a Delta 14" bandsaw, with 3/4 HP motor, enclosed base,
>cool blocks, mobile base and riser kit. I have Duginske's book and I
>am using it to tune the saw. I am VERY interested in sharing
>information with others.
>Questions first, notes/info later.
Sounds to me like this mobile base is more trouble than its worth. I don't
have one and I don't have any appreciable vibration. In fact, all my
bandsaw makes is sawdust, some noise, and great cuts. I have the same
bandsaw as Randy has, except that I also have the Delta bandsaw fence and
I have the extension riser to extend the cutting depth. The fence works good
enough. If I want really accurate straight cuts I use a table saw and/or a
jointer. I use blocks as a fence for resawing instead of the fence.
>- What lube do you use for protecting the lower guide assembly?
How about small quantities of sewing machine oil ?
>- Has anyone found a good way to mount a brush inside the lower wheel
> guard to clean the lower wheel as it turns?
Still thinking about it ... still to be done ..
>- Has anyone built Duginske's micro-adjuster fence?
How about an Incra-Jig ?
>Some interesting notes:
>- the lower guide assembly wouldn't slide ...
>- the lower thrust bearing had > 1/64" of side-to-side play...
Wow, thats pretty lousy for a new Delta tool. Mine worked fine from the
I can assure you I won't be buying one of these mobile bases. The
bandsaw is heavy if you want to lift it, but you can move it around on your
shop floor without too much difficulty. I tend only to want to rotate it
so the fence extension arms aren't pointing into the middle of the shop.
Using the fence extensions as a lever makes it easier to move.