What to do with broken Dayton 15" wood/ metal bandsaw?

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Forum topic by Vintagewood1960 posted 09-07-2017 12:06 AM 1005 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-07-2017 12:06 AM

6Y002E is the model. The gearbox is shot and I don’t want to try and make it a single speed dedicated cutting station. I would be interested in mounting the 1hp 115v 1720 Rpm induction motor to a bench and making a buffing station perhaps (ideas?). Is that plausible (given the speed) ? I do have some high wear items that are brand new to sell (nylon gear that raises and lowers the throat, Pot metal guide holder and new guide blocks and a lower blade guard) If someone here already own this saw (I can make you a deal) I know this is not the classified section but I’m just trying to figure out how to best get rid of this and recoup some of my funds. I hate to scrap stuff.

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#1 posted 09-07-2017 12:15 AM

I bet it would be easier than you think to convert it to one speed. That’s your best value. You probably won’t get much if you part it out.

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#2 posted 09-07-2017 12:25 AM

I’d make it a wood cutting saw as well… just bypass the gear box.


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#3 posted 09-07-2017 12:30 AM

It’s not a simple setup. A belt was moved from one side to the other metal/wood speeds. And the gearbox was imperative to both. The gearbox is shot the blade cannot track and I’d rather be woodworking than playing machinist. I was a auto and forklift mechanic in past lives and have a solution that involves a machine shop but nothing simple. I don’t have enough invested to “go there” Any suggestions on uses for the motor.

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