old 10" Rockwell band saw

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Forum topic by bruce47 posted 05-09-2021 06:31 PM 243 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-09-2021 06:31 PM

I have had for some time an old Rockwell band saw mod 28-113. It is a 10” saw so pretty small but I never used it much because I didn’t trust that it would not throw the blade. Any way, I took it apart yesterday to see if I could figure out what was going wrong. I found the upper wheel was wobbling about 1/4 in. in one revolution. So I disassembled the top end thinking it needed a new bushing or bearing or the shaft was worn but as it turned out the wheel itself is warped. It not available anymore of course. Would like some suggestions as to what to do next. Kind of wish it was older than it is, probably would not have any plastic parts in it.

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#1 posted 05-09-2021 06:52 PM

Usual places to check are the buy/sell section over at OWWM (the BOYD section – you have to be a member though) and E-bay. If nobody has one currently over at OWWM, place a WTB ad for it.


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#2 posted 05-09-2021 07:44 PM

Thanks, Brad. I wonder if I could get some kid that knows a whole lot more than me about computer stuff than I do to make one of these things with a three-D printer?

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#3 posted 05-13-2021 12:26 AM

Sounds pretty big for a 3-D printer. You could make your own wheel. Probably best made out of Baltic birch plywood. It’s not really a great replacement, but then the wheels on some of these small band saws aren’t all that great to begin with. Don’t know what caused the wheel to warp, but that’s why they recommend un-tensioning the saw when it’s not in use.
If you go the self made plywood wheel, leave the wheel as solid (few holes) as you can get by with, Makes it easier to balance. Jim

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