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ilqtm

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06-10-2018 03:04 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw central machinery harbor freight help upper hinge wheel assembly question repair

Hello!

I’m getting some time to work with wood again and noticed my bandsaw (Central Machinery 4 Speed 14” Band Saw) doesn’t keep its tension well.

The Blade Tracking Assembly (part #9B on page 29) is cracked in half and doesn’t function. This part is also called the “Upper Wheel Hinge Assembly”.

I need to replace the part. I know these saws are Delta 14” clones, but I’m unsure where to purchase a replacement part from. The Harbor Freight technical service line said they no longer manufacture that part for individual sale. Here is my list of possible substitutes, I just need a little help picking the correct one.

Delta
Wilton/Jet
Grizzly
Tufftooth

Which would be the best fit? Are there other sources I’ve missed?

Thanks in advance.


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GrumpySince55

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#1 posted 06-10-2018 03:22 AM

I rebuilt a similar saw recently and found the part I believe you are describing on Ebay.
Here was the description of the part Delta 14” Replacement upper wheel sliding bracket casting only
As I recall, it was about $40

This should at least get you close.

Dave

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#2 posted 06-10-2018 04:34 AM

Be careful… There are two different kinds of those brackets. The Delta uses one long pin that spans the entire bracket which also locks the wheel shaft in place (and is free floating – no set screws). Most clones instead use two pins on each side secured with set screws. Judging from the parts diagram, it appears the Grizzly bracket is the same as the HF one.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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ilqtm

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#3 posted 06-10-2018 05:33 PM

Okay, the Grizzly part appears to be closest all around.

The bracket I have (broken) doesn’t have the long pin that goes through as the pivot or the long axle the wheel and bearings slide onto. I ordered the one listed in the OP and picked up a close-out deal on a Pocket Ref booklet.

I also picked up new top bearings for the top wheel through amazon as the old ones aren’t in great shape (6203Z).

I’ll update at the end of the week after I’ve installed and tested the part. Thanks for the feedback!

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