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#1 WHdbJD ONLINE  

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Posted August 28, 2016 - 03:23 PM

Picked up this old Rockwell portable band saw for a few bucks.

It's good heavy saw, just needed a little tlc.

 

I found a place online that still has parts for it

eReplacementParts.com

 

I replaced the roller guides and the rubber "tires" around the pulleys.

Took the pulleys off and greased the roller bearings.

 

Check out the chain drive!  No cheapo plastic parts here

 

Best thing, each one of those little chain links is marked USA

 

 

 

 

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Posted August 28, 2016 - 03:32 PM

Picked up this old Rockwell portable band saw for a few bucks.

It's good heavy saw, just needed a little tlc.

 

I found a place online that still has parts for it

eReplacementParts.com

 

I replaced the roller guides and the rubber "tires" around the pulleys.

Took the pulleys off and greased the roller bearings.

 

Check out the chain drive!  No cheapo plastic parts here

 

Best thing, each one of those little chain links is marked USA

That's for USA, Japan!


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Posted August 28, 2016 - 07:40 PM

    I have what appears to be the same saw. Picked it out of a dump site 10 years ago. Last week I was cutting heavy steal and the blade quit moving. Haven't taken it apart yet, Good to know parts are available. Don



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Posted August 28, 2016 - 08:17 PM

    I have what appears to be the same saw. Picked it out of a dump site 10 years ago. Last week I was cutting heavy steal and the blade quit moving. Haven't taken it apart yet, Good to know parts are available. Don

   Ok You got me moving I went out and removed the drive wheel. Every thing appears the same as yours. My problem is deeper in under the small sprocket. Haven't determined how to continue disassembly. Did you find exploded view, Drawings or such. Hind sight says this is an old old saw,  should have taken it apart and checked all possible lube points. It may be to late for me but you should consider it. Don 



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Posted August 29, 2016 - 06:26 AM

Yes , there is exploded view on the site where I ordered parts.

 

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Posted August 29, 2016 - 04:43 PM

I pulled mine apart today gear 31A is toast. The sight you sent me lists it as nla. I suggest you check yours for lube. I don't know what type would be good.  Don.






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