What is a good average speed for a 10" band saw? I purchased an older delta bench top that had a 1/8 hp motor that bogged down while cutting 1/2 plywood. I replaced it with a 1/2 hp and it cuts right through a 4×4, but the speed seems a little fast. I calculated the current speed of the 10" wheel at 560 rpm.
Well since I posted this, I found that the motor I replaced it with was also bad. Only worked sometimes and the rubber on the tires needs to be replaced anyway. Long story short I e-mailed Delta and they were able to provide me with a part # for replacement tires. Thats as far as I got before other projects took priority.
Maybe Santa will deliver me some tires and a motor. Or maybe a new 14" bandsaw, or maybe….....LOL
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