14 inch bandsaw running speed?

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Forum topic by mramseyISU posted 03-16-2015 10:19 PM 970 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-16-2015 10:19 PM

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I’m getting an old mid 50’s Rockwell 14” bandsaw without a motor on it. I found the manual for it but I don’t see anywhere in it what the motor size and or speed should be. I’m guessing I’ll want a 1 hp 1750 rpm motor but what should I use for sheaves to slow it down to the right speed? Anybody know what the wheel speed should be?

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#1 posted 03-16-2015 10:29 PM

I’m guessing it’s the wood only model? Manual has it.. 1750RPM motor (1/3HP standard, 1/2HP for ‘heavy stock’ or with a riser installed). Motor pulley is 2.75” (Part #5275) and the wheel pulley is 8” [1] (Part #5800).


[1] In later years (sometime in the 70’s IIRC), they switched to a 6” pulley on the lower wheel.

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#2 posted 03-17-2015 02:42 PM

Yeah I’m pretty sure it’s the wood only model. I’m pretty excited about getting it. The doors are cast, not stamped. The wheels need a new set of tires on it and I need a motor, sheaves and belt for it but other than that it should be good to go. I can’t wait to get it all hooked up and running.

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