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Time to discuss Attachments

#262857 by Spooner » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:54 pm

With my previous Post on Restoring my father's Mark 5 he also had the Bandsaw, Scroll Saw and Jointer. Are there ways to determine the date of manufacture? Typically when old; what parts need replaced right at the start? or do they wear pretty well? On the bandsaw the rubber tires come to mind. Do those dry up and crack and go bad? Jointer blades? Replacements? Any other thoughts you might have before I begin looking into those?

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#262858 by garys » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:01 pm

Yes, the rubber tires are a wear-out item. Age and use dry them out. Also bearings can have issues if the tool was mistreated in storage.
Jointer blades get dull if used. If they are dull, sharpen them.

The best advice is to start using the tools. If they need any maintenance, you find out what it is rather than shotgunning money and parts you don't need into them.

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#262860 by Dansmith » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:21 pm

Although the bandsaw tires are a wear and tear item, I am fortunate that my 26 year old tires are still in good shape.

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#262861 by Spooner » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:49 pm

Good to know guys thanks.

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#262862 by dusty » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:48 pm

Spooner wrote:With my previous Post on Restoring my father's Mark 5 he also had the Bandsaw, Scroll Saw and Jointer. Are there ways to determine the date of manufacture? Typically when old; what parts need replaced right at the start? or do they wear pretty well? On the bandsaw the rubber tires come to mind. Do those dry up and crack and go bad? Jointer blades? Replacements? Any other thoughts you might have before I begin looking into those?


Tell us the serial numbers on the data plate and we probably can. You can also surf the forum (the Shopsmith page) and probably find the info there.

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#262863 by jsburger » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:49 pm

Dansmith wrote:Although the bandsaw tires are a wear and tear item, I am fortunate that my 26 year old tires are still in good shape.


Storage conditions probably effect them. My 25 year old tires are also fine. The BS was bought new in 1994.

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#263063 by ryanbp01 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:09 pm

I really like the urethane tires. They didn't need to be glued and work great!
BPR

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#263089 by Gene Howe » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:06 am

IIRC, my bandsaw was purchased with the MKV in 1977. The tires are still in good shape.

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#263106 by Hobbyman2 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:04 pm

My BS tires started slipping, I ordered a new set from ss, while waiting on the new tires I used some auto window rubber glue / sealer / cement on them to glue them in place while I waited , that was a few years ago , my new tires are still in the package and the old ones are still working fine , one of these days I should replace them before the new can of glue goes bad lol

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#263138 by Spooner » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:11 pm

My brother hasn't climbed into all the attachments yet and gotten me pictures or an inspection perspective. Still waiting on serial numbers and condition of wheels, blades, bearings and so on.

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