I need to build a new stand for my Old jet 14in bandsaw. the 3/4hp
motor burned out and I bought a 1.5 hp to replace it but it no
longer fits in the old position so under the saw it will go. I need
suggestions on how to set it up so I can adjust the belt tension. It
is too cold to work in the shop this week so I am doing some
Thinking of a shelf that pivots on one end then hangs on all thread on
the other, one nut on top of shelf and doublenut on the bottom. I
would cut a piece of 3/4 black pipe the width of the shelf and place
it under the shelf which has a hole through the center point to run
the all thread through. Pipe is to distribute weight and motor
torque. The cabinet will be made from 3/4 ply and oak frame (I have
a lot of oak scraps). A long winded description.
Does this seem reasonable?
> I need to build a new stand for my Old jet 14in bandsaw. the 3/4hp
> motor burned out and I bought a 1.5 hp to replace it but it no
> longer fits in the old position so under the saw it will go. I need
> suggestions on how to set it up so I can adjust the belt tension.
Use the weight of the motor to provide the tension.
A couple of pieces of 3/4 ply glued together for a motor platform with
a couple of entry door butt hinges bolted on one end and your done.
I have several applications running including an epoxy resin mixing
system and a jointer as examples.
Sure does. That should work fine.
The other way to do it is a bit tougher, depending on your tools- a
lot of times, there is a metal strap with long obround hole in the
center that is used to set the tension, and the shelf cinches down to
that with a wingnut. The allthread with the pipe sounds like an
easier job to fabricate, and should be even stronger. Nice idea!
I recently put a 1 1/2 h.p. motor on my 28-276 Delta. It came with only a
3/4 h.p. motor. My youngest son found me a good used Baldor and like your
situation it was too big to mount in the same location as the original
motor. I will put some pictures on a.b.p.w to show how I mounted it. I put
a power twist belt on mine and it definitely reduced vibration.
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