Side Play - Tools - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Equipment & Safety > Tools


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-24-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

side play

i have a Delta 28-243 bandsaw, the upper wheel appears to have side play when the saw is untighted. is this normal, is this an adjustment. thanks


Summit43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 05:07 PM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 33,593
Rewards Points: 12,312

Open up the cover and grab the top and bottom of the wheel and try to move it. Look at the shaft and see if the shaft and wheel are moving at the same time.
Then grab it on the two sides and try that.
What your looking for is to see if it's worn bearings.
If the wheel can move from side to side and the shaft stays still then the bearing may need changing.
The shaft and wheel may wiggle a little but because it has to be able to move up and down in a track.


joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to joecaption For This Useful Post:
PaliBob (06-26-2012)
Old 06-24-2012, 06:38 PM   #3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,070

On at least some saws, the upper wheel is attached to a bracket, carriage, or whatever you want to call it, which in turn is mounted to the frame on a pivot, and there is a screw of other adjustment at the bottom of the bracket, which can be adjusted to keep the wheels on a common plane as the saw wears. If your saw is configured in some such manner, still check the pivot points, to make sure that nothing is worn, but you may otherwise be seeing normal movement. And, by the way, when you will not be using your saw for extended periods, it is a good practice to relieve the pressure on the blade a bit, in order to prevent flat spots on the wheel treads.
DexterII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2012, 11:05 AM   #4
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: port st lucie, florida
Posts: 551
Rewards Points: 464

Originally Posted by Summit43 View Post
i have a Delta 28-243 bandsaw, the upper wheel appears to have side play when the saw is untighted. is this normal, is this an adjustment. thanks
the top wheel is mounted to the sliding bracket. when all the tention is off the blade their may be slite movenent but when tighten their should be no movement . Look at the beiring and rock the wheel back and forth if no play is at beiring all is ok. I have the 28-245 and that is how mine is.
del schisler is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Now, Square D Combo AFCI Breaker Trips Opens w/No Load Side Connections QO120CAFI mysterylectric Electrical 14 10-27-2013 03:51 PM
Bath tub is installed, but room to play with on right side. roasted Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 8 06-15-2012 01:27 AM
Need help picking a stainless side by side knotquiteawake Appliances 6 04-24-2012 12:38 PM
Kenmore side by side. Freezer way too cold, Fridge is barely cold Steevehu Appliances 4 08-14-2011 11:32 AM
Backyard Play Area for Kids sippinjoes Landscaping & Lawn Care 8 06-30-2011 10:29 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1