I'm overhauling this old 14" bandsaw and was wondering if I could get a
little help on a few things.
First of all, I'm trying to figure out the model # for this saw and
approximate date of manufacture. I'd like to get a manual for it, plus I'm
just curious. You can barely see from the rusted logo plate that it's a
The serial is 23-4095. I called Delta and that serial number corresponds to
a tablesaw made in 1965, so something's off. I've searched around on
groups.google.com and it looks pretty similar to other saws dated late 40's
or early 50's. Some of the casting numbers are LBS 193, LBS 194, etc, if
I put up some pics at:
It's been repainted at some point, the original color is grey.
It has a step pulley arrangement and gearbox set up for multiple speeds, but
as it's set up now there's just a belt going from the motor to the drive
shaft of the lower wheel. The gear inside the saw on the drive shaft seems
to be loose side to side on the shaft, though it turns with the shaft. This
is pictured at the above link. I can't really see up inside to see how it's
fastened on, I assume some sort of hex key. I'm guessing I can knock that
shaft out and remove one or both bearings, but I don't know the proper
procedure for getting that out, which way it's supposed to come out, etc...
I don't want to go ruining anything by trying to force it out. Even though
I'll probably not use the multi-speed option, I hate for that gear to be
loose on the shaft.
This has been a fun project working on this. I don't own the saw. I'm the
middleman between a guy with this bandsaw and no shop space, and a guy with
some shop space and no bandsaw... I'm the guy with no shop space, nor a
bandsaw, so this works out pretty nicely that I get to use both. The saw's
been sitting in a shed for some years, and had old wasp nests in it, clumps
of dirt everywhere, surface rust, etc, so I'm pretty much doing a complete
overhaul, taking apart anything that can be taken apart. I've got the
Duginske book so I'll get it all set up according to that with new tires,
cool blocks, etc...