I just picked up an old Sears and Roebuck 18" bandsaw. Seems really
ancient, I can't really date it but from the pre-Craftsman era I'm
pretty sure. It seems to need just about everything, except a motor
(equipped with a 1/2 hp dayton, doesn't look too old).
Anyway, it needs new tires and bearings too I think but I can't get
the old wheel off. There is a single screw which comes off just fine
but the bearing it's holding won't budge after that. Is there some
trick to getting this off? The bearings also don't seem to be sealed,
there is a little metal plug that looks to be for applying grease.
Should I replace the bearing with sealed ones(supposing I do get them
Also, are there any good suppliers for the big green and red push
button on/off switches? I'm trying to find one in Grainger but their
catalog is hard to navigate.
Any other advice on refurbishing this old beast would be appreciated!