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#1 posted 08-21-2016 04:12 AM

Perfect example number one: My Powermatic bandsaw guide bearing went south when I neglected to set them after a blade replacement. Powermatic wants a mere twenty each for the five upper or five lower bearings. In the alternative, I can go to a bearing manufacturer on line and buy the same bearings in a package of eight for about five bucks.

Example number two, my Stabilizer bearing went south and I could replace it through Carter for around forty, or go to the company I bought my PM bearings from and only pay seven.

Come on man.. Delta screwed you?!? Many of the parts supplied by manufacturers are just off the shelf hardware store items. For example, I don t know how many bearings I ve seen that are listed as discontinued or obsolete from the manufacturer or after-market suppliers that are easily obtained from a bearing house. Problem is that they want you to buy from them, so they don t tell you what the industry standard part number is. It is not exclusive to Delta – they all play that game.

Case in point… AFAIK, what you are looking for is nothing more than a very short 1/4”x28tpi hex head bolt. However, finding one short enough might be a bit more difficult, but they are easy to grind down to size if needed – such as this example found on the tube: Delta Knife Screw 1340196

Apparently, they are available from Renovo , but at over $3 a pop. Other places like 1800toolrepair had them listed at over $1 a piece. It s no wonder they don t want you to know that you can run down to Tractor Supply and pick up a pound of them for a couple bucks :)


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