Band Saw Trunnion Replacement

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Project by bmorewoodwork posted 01-22-2011 07:05 AM 8443 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a 14” Delta band saw on Craigslist for $100. What a great deal and huge improvement over my Black and Decker bench top band saw. I agreed to buy it and as we moved it out of it’s old home I noticed the table was very wobbly. I looked underneath and both trunnions were broken. I thought for a minute about not getting it then figured the replacement parts couldn’t be too much money. I got home with my new broken saw and went on LJs to find out what to do. I read a few forums that referred to the Delta trunnions as POS I couldn’t have agreed more at that time. I found a local Delta parts and service center and they had both trunnions in stock for $18.50. The repair was simple, unbolt the old trunnions from the underside of the table. slide the tightening bolt with shoe through the new trunnion making sure shoe seats properly. Bolt new trunnions to underside of table. Place table back on saw being careful that the tightening bolts go through holes in the trunnion support, then reattach tightening knobs. I am very glad I still got the saw despite its condition at purchase. For less than a $20 repair I have a saw that cuts like new!

-- Chris - Baltimore, MD

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#1 posted 01-22-2011 07:19 AM

Congrats, sometimes thing just work out in our favor

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 07:22 AM

You sound pretty happy with your new bandsaw. I have an opportunity to get a Delta just like yours that has low miles on it for $300.00, do you think this is to much for the saw?

-- Chuck

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#3 posted 01-22-2011 07:33 AM

Chuck, Yes I am happy such an improvement over my old one. I was in the market for a new used band saw and expected to pay $250 -$400. If the trunnions are broken it is an easy fix and should give you some good price negotiation room.

-- Chris - Baltimore, MD

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#4 posted 01-22-2011 05:11 PM

sweet purchase,,you got a 14” bandsaw, made from metal not plastic for 120 bucks,,I paid almost 200 bucks for one made from plastic and I can carry it around in one hand and its the worst thing c’man ever made.

good for you, can I have it?

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#5 posted 01-22-2011 07:00 PM

Looks like the left side of the casting that the trunions ride on was also broken. Did you look into replacing that part?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 01-22-2011 07:06 PM

See why I love Delta :)
Glad you saved another one :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path [email protected]

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#7 posted 01-23-2011 12:27 AM

tyvekboy, No the trunnion support casting is not broken. I think the camera flash might have created a glare that looks like a cracked casting. I just saw that the price for that casting is $75. So I am glad that did not need to be replaced.

-- Chris - Baltimore, MD

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#8 posted 01-24-2011 12:57 AM

Nice score Chris :)

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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