When the bandsaw goes Bang!


Howdy!
...you figure you just broke the blade...
...but you don't hear any sounds at all, not even the top wheel spinning down and the bottom wheel roaring along...
Shut the power off.
Notice that the top wheel is potruding above the top shell.
WTF?
When the shaft that the bottom wheel rides on snapped at the bearing, with the 3/4" blade on there, the tension on the top wheel made it blow right through the top of the case. Actually, it moved the cover out of the way...
Real exciting!
I just have to order a new shaft, nut, and blade guard...
yours, Michael
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Oh please, please, please, tell us what brand saw you are using.
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Leon wrote:

Sounds like a Ryobi.
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He said band saw, not brand saw, silly!
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Michael Houghton wrote:

On other newsgroups it's considered good form to show pictures of the gory details. It's cathartic for both those who sleep too well and those who don't sleep well enough to think, "Damn. That coulda been me...or my tool!"
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Howdy!

Ya well...
It was a Grizzly, and all my parts are still attached...didn't even have to change my shorts :)
Then there was the fun of getting the busted stub of the shaft out of the bearings. There was absolutely nothing to grip to allow me to actually remove the shaft nut, so I just drilled a hole in the nut and broke it out. Then, the bearing on the inside just popped out of the shaft mount, and freeing it from the shaft was another exercise in oil, heat, and impulse...but I won.
yours, Michael
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Doncha just HATE it when that happens?
Glad it was only the tool that was damaged.
Vic
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Vic Baron wrote:

my saw has something wrong with the top wheel, so the blade keeps sliding off, first time it happend I would have needed to change my shorts but I was puckered to the point I could have made a dimond. it's an old Rockwell 10" not much of a saw, so haven't invested to much in getting it fixed, most of the stuff I've made lately I havn't needed it, or was small enough to use my jig saw.
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