Hi all I have a good question for you. Our bandsaw have been working
for however many years with apparently the wrong sized tires for the
wheels. This was throwing the alignment vertically off, pushing on the
arm and burning holes through the throat plates. I set out to have the
tool fixed (-$300). It was the end of term so the tool got no use
until now when I turn it on the tool does not hold onto the blade at
all. There is no way to delicately adjust the pitch to have the blade
stay on..plus due to how the tool is configured it is impossible to see
if the wheels are aligned.
Has anyone seen this happen on their bandsaw. The repairman now wants
to grind of the tires he put on (-$500) and the try to fix it from
there (-$200-?!). He has us over a barrel.
Sounds like you have a parts-changer instead of a repairman. I
wouldn't throw good money after bad until I had found someone who knows
what he's doing, or is at least willing to stand behind his work.
"He who lieth down with dogs waketh up with fleas."
On 15 Nov 2006 15:31:13 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Is your repairman from an authorized Delta service center?
Call Delta, ask for tech service, and if they can't help you ask them
to refer you to an Authorized service center that still has an old
time service tech working for them. Should be able to walk you
through a tracking adjustment.
Delta/Rockwell 20" has been discontinued for quite some time, but
there are still folks out there that know the machine.
Go to http://www.owwm.org and put that same question out
to the crowd. There are several people in the group that
use and own that saw.
I'n sure you can get some decent answers to your problem.
Thank you all. Some great suggestions. I will research some more on
the actual tires it needs. Seems that may cause the problem or may
have damaged the tool from years of misuse.
Yes, I am being taken on the grand tour. With this repairman. I will
give Delta a ring and see what they can do...before I "throw" ths tool
out the nearest window.
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