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56 Re: Bandsaw Tuning Discussion

From: hsc@stroid.sybase.com (Howard Cohen)
Date: 12 Nov 91 17:39:39 GMT

In article <4920058@hpspkla.spk.hp.com> styborsk@hpspkla.spk.hp.com (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.

Bandsaws, yea!
>
>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
beginning.

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.




 

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