Need help in Mass. - I'm doing a complete resto on a 1946 Delta wood/metal 14" bandsaw

Like it says in the subject field: I'm doing a complete restoration on a 1946 Delta model 880 bandsaw and I need help in Taxachusetts. I have the sucker about 1/2 apart but need to press? the bearing off that holds the top wheel on. Or I need to pull it. I dunno. Help. I don't have a press or a puller and I'm friggin broke. I'd like to keep metal cutting capabilities but the middle pulley shaft (the one that engages the gear box) leaks.
Anyone resto one of these around here? I know I need some help. I think I need a puller. I also want to repaint the whole thing so I'd like to blast all the rusty paint off instead of just wirebrushing/sanding. Anyone around here have a sand/glass blaster I could borrow or rent for cheap?
I'm in Natick.
TIA
Mowgli - reply to natickhikeratyahoodotcom
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Take it to Burnes Tool in Fall River...excellent repair dept.
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Ditto on what JLucas and Ed have chimed in with. The last thing you want is to look in the mirror the rest of your life knowing the guy looking back is the same guy who screwed up your band saw. By the way, for your vintage saw, it's proper to use the two word spelling.
After you get it apart take a wander over to the OWWM forum and start asking questions. I'm asking you for this onna 'count of I need to be starting restoration on my '48.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oldwwmachines /
That's the place where we sit around and gab. To visit the repository of the fruits of our labors visit the Web page.
http://owwm.com /
UA100
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On Mon, 01 Sep 2003 21:33:53 GMT, Unisaw A100's fingers viciously stabbed at an innocent keyboard to form the now famous if slightly awkward haiku:

(hard-hat) enamel finish over red primer face lift. I took it all down to bare metal and only wore out 1 wire wheel doing it. Wire wheels are waaay more efficient on skin than rust/scale ==:-O
I'll tell you how the resto/upgrade goes. Graingers has the 60" Powertwist for this sucker @ $26.40 WWW has a 48" for $31 they don't even have the 60. I know where I'm gonna check first when I need machine stuff ;)
Mowgli
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Just so you know, I wire wheel doesnt actually remove all the rust. It will make it look like it did as the wheel will deposit its own wire "over" the rust. As any body man and they will tell you that most finishes wont last as long as they should if you wire wheel.
A few years may be acceptable but just thought I would throw it out as many people think wire wheels remove rust but they dont. They only remove "some" of the rust.
Perhaps the rusty metal (red) primer may help a bit. I would suggest for anything you havent done yet going to an autobody supply and buying a bunch of cans of etching primer instead of the red. It will cut into the rust much better. Sherwin Williams offers their etching primer in a spray bomb, comes in a green can I believe.
Sounds like a great project.
Mark Formerly from just outside Worcester
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George Smith and sons on Dot Ave. in Boston.

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