Buffalo 14" Band Saw Rescue #2 - Disassembly and Discovery

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Blog entry by Doug posted 09-15-2020 03:15 PM 735 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all.

Well, the fun has begun! I started disassembling this band saw and in the process made some interesting discoveries. So as to not bore you with words, you can see for yourself.

Okay, so as you can see things aren’t too bad. One thing I did discover was that that a previous owner used nuts as spacers in the tension/tilt assembly (pics 2 & 4). These nuts do the job but further inspection revealed that the back of the upper wheel has been rubbing against the larger nuts. This is very visible in pic 4. I need to find a solution for that. Perhaps a piece of steel tubing can be used to make new spacers or I turn them up on my friend’s metal late. If worse comes to worse I can buy the whole assembly from a company in Canada called Stockroom Supply.

Also, if you look closely at pic 8 you can see that the casting for the upper guide block assembly is damaged where the height adjustment post bolt is. I wonder if JB Weld could be used to repair that. We’ll see.

Other than those two issues everything else looks pretty good.

If you’ve ever had to use JB Weld to fix something please let me know in the comments what I should expect. Any insight you have relating to this type of repair work would be greatly appreciated.

There’s more to come. Thanks for looking.

-- Doug

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#1 posted 09-16-2020 09:38 PM

Fun start!

From the looks of it, you should be able to pretty well beg and borrow Delta parts as needed, just be sure to take accurate measurements. The Iturra Design catalog is a great resource as well.

It looks like it is just the side of the threaded “nut” portion that has broken off of the upper guide assembly, which should be a simple enough fix. JB Weld and the comparable epoxies should be fine as it shouldn’t see too much stress. Strip the part down and clean thoroughly, then wipe with acetone. Take the screw and wax it with a drying paste wax, using a brush to really clean the threads. Thread the screw back into the the guide. Mix up your JB and apply a blob to the guide. Once fully cured, remove the screw and file back the excess JB to the proper shape.

-- - Nick

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