08-18-2011 07:01 PM
08-19-2011 10:37 AM
I recently offered to "store" an older Craftsman 10" band saw that was sitting unused for quite sometime in a shed. A lot of cleaning, oiling, waxing, adjusting and it now "stores" very well in my shop now. I replaced the metal blade guides with 3/8 inch oak and use teflon spray on then for lubricant.
I would love to come across an older 14" saw that had been well maintained.
You should be able to do a internet search with the model number to find if parts are available. Many of the parts should be interchangeable with other brand saws.
As for the fence - one can be made for the saw and can be designed to fit your type of work and in many cases be somewhat better than the fence that was or is with it.
If you will post the model number here, I would help you do a search if you want.
08-19-2011 10:00 PM
Perhaps a model number would help.
For saw that old you should be able to find parts.
08-20-2011 04:27 AM
Your "Rockwell" band saw is a Delta Rockwell. It is over 30 years old. Blades would never be a problem. Guides - you may have to convert, but shouldn't be a problem. Tires - enough aftermarket tires, shouldn't be a problem. Fence - pick a type. You may have to drill and tap, but I doubt it.
Get the saw.
08-20-2011 07:09 AM
I've had a Rockwell 14 for 25 or so years and it has been great. It is identical to the Delta 14 original. There were several years there that Delta must have sold off their band saw division to Rockwell. Parts are the same. It will give you good service and outlast you if you are kind to it. Joe
08-20-2011 09:26 AM
>>>> Delta must have sold off their band saw division to Rockwell.
Rockwell owned Delta for a number of years.
That said, its identical to the same period Delta 14 band saw. It's the saw most Taiwan and Chinese band saws cloned for their 14" saws. Parts are pretty well interchangable amount all of them.
08-20-2011 10:04 AM
You will be able to get whatever you need for that saw. It will be a well made piece of Americana.....