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Hi,
I spent some time tearing down, cleaning, painting and ordering bearings this weekend.
I did learn how not to press out the upper wheel bearings.
I pressed them out. But, there are two grooves that have keepers, at least they did.
I can clean up the bore but I still cant' figure out how to get in there to pull out the bearings from the center. There is a sleeve between the bearings that impedes any fingers from a puller.
How did you do it?
 

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Can you post closeup pictures of the problem?
 

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if there's a spacer sleeve inbetween 2 bearings, the usual answer is to knock the sleeve to one side and then knock one of the bearings out using a punch. You can use a woodruff key against the inside of the bearing you're punching out to spread the load a little. Once you have one bearing out, the 2nd one can easily be pressed out.
 

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if there's a spacer sleeve inbetween 2 bearings, the usual answer is to knock the sleeve to one side and then knock one of the bearings out using a punch. You can use a woodruff key against the inside of the bearing you're punching out to spread the load a little. Once you have one bearing out, the 2nd one can easily be pressed out.
Yep. That's what I should have done. Not knowing there were retainers, I assumed I could just press them through. Which I did.
No Damage, to speak of. I will be OK.
Parts are ordered.
Next time though..... You learn as you go.
 

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Delta band repair and maintenance book for you to get. ITURRA DESIGN the bandsaw people. Call 904-642-2802 and ask for a bandsaw accessory catalog. Great repair information and useful replacement parts. YOU will not be disappointed. The are in Jacksonville Fl. email kall@comcast.net Mine is a winter issue 2014.
 

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Great, thanks.
 

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Finally had some time to work on the saw.
I was in Tucson sorting and packing my Mother. We are moving her up to Chico, CA. Close to family.
Anyway, I am almost done with my 1947 Delta 14" band saw. I have changed all the bearings, cleaned and painted it and now I am putting her back together.
The Rockwell 7.7 amp, 1/2 HP motor has issues. I may have to replace it.
I made a bushing for the upper wheel, replaced the tires too.
This saw will be listed on Craigs list soon, I think, maybe. I have a hard time selling tools.
What a great piece of machinery, very well made!!!!!!
 

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