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    Bandsaw

    Well the 10" Delta bandsaw I use for cutting lidded box, ornaments, pen's blanks, etc. bit the dust tonight. The shaft sheared right at the rotor/armature. I got on the net and checked at the Delta website and they said the motor was $157 so I called. Kinda bummed me out that the motor was that much and I paid $129.99 for the saw. So I called them. The told me it was discontinued with no replacement. They said when B & D took them over they were not having any parts made for those and several other pieces. I was hot. So I asked about dealers close to me in Kansas or Colorado. Cheapest one I could find was $195. Would not even talk about it. I really liked this saw but can see paying almost twice for a motor than what I give for the saw.

    So one question I have is does anyone have any idea's about another 10" bandsaw? Like I said mostly for box blanks and pen blanks. The wife also uses it like a scroll saw and likes it better than the scroll saw I got her. No I don't need a big one as I have the Grizzly Ultimate with riser. I just get tired of switching blades to do small jobs. I really like the 10" but have a hard time except for Craftsman or Rikon which are one in the same. Only difference is the Rikon has a aluminum table with no fence and the Craftsman has a cast iron table with a fence. Reviews on it out of 56 was 4.1. Any suggestions? Thanks
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    Is the busted saw a direct drive motor?

    Is it possible to replace the motor with something else?

    Pictures please

    Just did some looking around and I found this........

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    Ryobi 10" bandsaw

    It looks like it gets good marks, in that review, also in >> THIS << review, but finding one for sale seems to be a problem

    Of course you could buy your LAST small bandsaw and get an Inca 340

    One for sale in LA >> HERE <<

    Good luck!
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    Does grizzly still make there baby 9" model? If so, that is a great little saw. A fellow ww as one and loves it.

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    inca is good stuff!
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    My local Lowes has a hitachi 10" on sale for $139 right now.
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    Bernie, is this just a standard motor? Do you have to buy it from Sears?? Often they are standard motors so you might find something that will fit.
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I forgot to mention the motor is direct drive. The pulley the blade runs on mounts directly on the motor shaft with a slot key. The motor mounts directly to the frame of the saw with 3 bolts. I will do some more research but like I said I only paid $129 for the unit and don't want to spend a bunch of money trying to fix it. I would buy a 12" one but it needs to go on my bench so has to be a bench top unit. I just do not have room for a floor model.
    Bernie W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions. I forgot to mention the motor is direct drive. The pulley the blade runs on mounts directly on the motor shaft with a slot key. The motor mounts directly to the frame of the saw with 3 bolts...
    Bernie,
    What's the shaft size, and what is the motor rpm? If the shaft size is a standard, like 1/2" or 5/8", and the speed is somewhere around 1000~1200 rpm, then you might be able to adapt a more common off-the-shelf motor to it.

    Note: the most common motor speed is 1725 rpm, and that would give you 4500 feet per minute (fpm) blade speed, which is a bit fast. 3000 fpm is the commonly recommended speed.
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    Well contacted a couple of motor companies to see about getting a motor or seeing if they would have a motor that would fit. Grainger had one that would have to have the mounting modified but still wanted $118 for one close to the 1125 rpm on the machine now.

    Anyway I called Sears in Colby about 32 miles from us and he said he had sold 4 of the 21400 10" bandsaw and gave me the names. One of the gentleman I called told me to come over and I could use his to see if it fit my needs. So I did. It has bearings top and bottom for blade guides and cast table instead of aluminum. Comes with fence and miter. Resaws 4 5/8". We resawed a piece of 1 X 3 oak just a hair under 1/8" and it did a really nice job. He told me to get a good timberwolf blade which I use anyway. It was quiet and no vibration.

    So I went to the Sears store and bought one. It was on sale to boot from $189 down to $149. Since this was a franchise store they had to order it but no big deal.

    Thanks for all the suggestions, help and kind words.
    Bernie W.

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    Bernie, congrats on the new bandsaw...went to sears.com to take a look at it and its sold out there too. Hope yours arrives very soon so you can get back to cutting.
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