Cummins Mack Bandsaw Cleaning and Tune Up #2: Disassembly and Discovery

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Blog entry by Doug posted 05-21-2011 04:28 PM 4938 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: A new, to me, band saw Part 2 of Cummins Mack Bandsaw Cleaning and Tune Up series Part 3: Making new upper and lower guide block assemblies. »

I’ve been extremely busy since my last blog entry and have not had much time to work on the band saw much. I was only able to work on it for a few hours here and there. So far I’ve been able to disassemble the machine down to its frame. Here are a few pictures.

As you can see the tires will definately have to be replaced, the table will need to be cleaned up, and I’ll need to replace the thrust bearings. The tires, I suspect, will be the bulk of the cost. Have any of you found a good place to get band saw tires? The wheels of mine are 14” diameter. Now it’s just a matter of taking the time to clean everything. Thanks for following along.

-- Doug

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#1 posted 05-21-2011 05:00 PM

sulfur grove tool(SGTool) sell bandsaw tires on e-bay. nice because you can get non standard width tires, and all custom sizes. I would contact them.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#2 posted 05-21-2011 10:13 PM

I ordered a set of urethane tires for my 14” on eBay for $27 and they seem to work great. I bought a 1945 Delta a while back and it looks very similar. Almost done with my refurb…will be posting pics soon.

-- Joey

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