I have some metal and woodworking projects I'd like to get to, but
first I have to get to two project machines(Drill Press & Bandsaw)
that I picked up a couple months ago.
I'm getting ready to clean them up, but I'd appreciate any
recommendations on where I can get parts.
The Drill Press has a single phase 3/4" horse power motor that I'll
have to take apart, but I'd like to find a simular motor for the
Going by the pics, can anyone tell me if there are any specific parts
I should be scouting for?
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Thanks a lot.
Staten Island, New York.
www.owwm.com probably has the manuals, etc. for those machines. They may
even be able to help with a source for parts, but those tools look good
enough to use the way that they are with just a bit of cleaning. Many small
items like pulleys, set screws, , belts, nuts and bolts can best be had from
a hardware store or Grainger. Bearings can be obtained, using the numbers
that are on the sides of the old bearings, from a local industrial bearing
supplier. Used 1/2, 3/4 and 1 horse general purpose electric motors can be
obtained very reasonably from heating and air conditioning contractors.
Good luck finding parts. AMT went out of business some time in the
late '80s, if memory serves, and they were noted for producing cheap,
hard-to-adjust (almost impossible in the case of a lathe I once had)
machines. I seem to recall they were early Taiwanese machines,
posisbly early enough to be Formosan.
Don't take the motor apart. Buy a new one and shitcan the old one, if
you're goiong to go forward with your projects. It's old enough to
retire anyway. But I doubt very much you're going to have a
particularly worthwhile tool when you finish. I think I'd start
haunting ebay and Craigslist for replacement tools.
The bandsaw looks to me like a no-hoper. No parts, no table, no hope.
Blade length is easy, and probably standard: run a piece of string
around both wheels, pull it taut, mark and then measure the string.
It's usually easier than trying to loop a tape measure around both
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