I have a 14 in. bandsaw, and am looking to add a brush to the lower wheel to
help reduce sawdust build-up, per a tip from Fine Woodworking magazine. The
article recommends a "stiff natural bristle" brush.
Anyone have experience with using a nylon bristle brush? I'm thinking the
article's mention of natural bristles might have something to do with
friction heating the nylon bristles, but don't know for sure. Any thoughts?
Stores in my area have a wide selection of nylon bristle brushes, but very
few of the natural wood bristle type.
I, presently, have a nylon tooth brush mounted on mine. At first I had it
mounted such that it overheated and melted a tad. I suspect if one were to
use some natural, broom straws from an old wisk broom it might be better.
Just bundle up a bunch the size of a dime and use epoxy on one end of the
bundle. Trim and mount.
I have a bandsaw wheel brush from Iturra Designs that's nylon and I've
had it for about a year with no noticeable wear or melting. But I
don't know whether all nylon is the same.
(BTW, if you've got a bandsaw, give Iturra a call at 888-722-7078 and
ask for a copy of their catalog of bandsaw accessories, it's well
worth a read. I have no affiliation with them except as a satisfied
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When I called for a catalog, it took forever to arrive, too (months, I
think). But when I called to order (still waiting for the catalog), they
helped identify what I needed and shipped my order in a reasonable time.
I think that catalog requests are forwarded to a monk who produces them
one at a time by hand.
Do you know the prices for the following items...(for Grizzly G0555)
1. Tension spring.
2. Replace bearing guide to cool block guide.
3. Tires (require 2, what type?)
Finally, do they have a website and do they sell BS saw blades?
Thanks, appreciate your reply.
If these questions are directed to me I'm afraid my Iturra catalog is a
few years old now so prices wouldn't be accurate. (besides I don't think
I could find it :-)
They do sell BS blades. But I recommend calling them, telling them what
saw you have, and getting their recommendation on what to buy. They are
nice folks and really know their stuff.
FWIW you can buy the springs from other places (such as
www.highlandhardware.com). You'll want the 3" spring; it runs $17. Tires
can be obtained from places like Woodcraft.
I'm not sure how you would go about replacing the G0555 roller bearings
with cool blocks.
Hope that helps.
Hey Vince, I should probably pay attention better but..
So, does the Harbor Freight magnet hold everything in place?
I like the idea onna 'count of I have a no drilling clause
with most of my machines.
Also, it involves magnets.
UA100, who keeps a hand full of magnets on hand for all
sorts of useful reasons...
HF sells those big welding magnets; if there's room in the cabinet,
they would probably hold.
Do a search on 'magnet'. The pull retrieving ones that are 100#,
150#, or 250# ought to work. Those go onsale for 50% off sometimes.
The 250# looks to be flat so it might just fit in the cabinet.
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