Bandsaw Rebuild or Trash
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  Re: RE: Bandsaw Rebuild or Trash by D_Harris ([quote="Bob Vaughan"...)
(10-19-2021, 03:05 PM)D_Harris Wrote: The trunnion holder of this one is cast iron also.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.

Darren,  if you are missing the motor, the table, and have broken guides,  I would put my energy into finding something used that is in better shape, or buying new.
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#17
  Re: RE: Bandsaw Rebuild or Trash by barryvabeach ([quote="D_Harris" pi...)
(10-22-2021, 05:54 AM)barryvabeach Wrote: Darren,  if you are missing the motor, the table, and have broken guides,  I would put my energy into finding something used that is in better shape, or buying new.

I do have a motor and I guess a table can be made, but it seems like you are probably right. 

I just don't like having to throw away never before used equipment. Especially if someone might be able to make use of it.

Thanks.

Darren Harris
Staten New York.
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#18
  Re: Bandsaw Rebuild or Trash by D_Harris (Years ago I picked u...)
I agree, I would scrap it.
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#19
  Re: Bandsaw Rebuild or Trash by D_Harris (Years ago I picked u...)
I had one of those that I bought years ago at Hobby Lobby.

If you insist in trying to rehab it, this saw from Harbor Freight is a close match.  HF does offer a list of replacement parts.

I've also bought parts from similar saws sold by Grizzly, but they no longer sell anything of that class. They might still sell the parts, but I wouldn't be able to steer you to them.  I did find the Grizzly parts a higher quality than the HF, for what it's worth.

Saying all that, my strong recommendation is not to attempt to restore/rehab it.  Firstly, restoration can be a challenge, particularly when replacing the bandsaw tires, and alignment can be problematic. If you have restored/rehabbed a bandsaw in the past, it probably wouldn't be bad, but if this is your first time you  don't know what is good from bad when it comes time for setup. The one I had was very recalcitrant and had to be adjusted every time I used. it. You will rapidly get to the juncture that you won't use it.
chris
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#20
  Re: Bandsaw Rebuild or Trash by D_Harris (Years ago I picked u...)
That looks very much like the HF saw. I would recommend you go on line and down load HF's manual for their 14" saw.  If the break down parts drawings look similar, go to an HF store and spend some time inspecting the saw to see if it looks like what you have, and if it seems to be a match, I'd rebuild the saw.    HF has pretty good product support so parts availability shouldn't be a problem, though the parts prices may be the make or brake issue.  If you don't have a band saw this may be an inexpensive way to get your saw up and running.  There are numerous posts on discussion boards, and Videos on Utube regarding band saw assembly, mods, and proper tuning of the saw. 

I bought HF's Delta clone in the early/mid 90s for about $150 less than the link above.  There were several other "Brand X's" of that saw during that era as well, and I suspect most, if not all of them came from the same factory.  I've purchased a couple replacement parts for the saw over the years. Early on, I installed a Grizzly riser assembly, and 3 horse motor so I could use it for re-sawing panels.  It has given me close to 30 years of good, dependable service.  PICS
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