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Vintage Delta 14" Bandsaw Oil Question

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HighWall

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I have come across a very old Delta multi speed metal and wood cutting bandsaw. It has been refinished and there is no model number. There's not even a label on the motor, but it runs well. When I got it the long direct drive belt was missing, so I replaced it with a link belt. So far, so good. Next come new tires.

I've been trying to tune it up and the manual I've found on line says to add 1.5 Qt of gear oil via a 90° pipe fitting with threaded stopper. The later model saws had some kind of brass gizmo that told you the level of the oil, but mine just has a threaded stopper. Nowhere have I seen addressed how to drain the old oil before adding fresh. I don't really want to take it all apart at this stage, so I was hoping for some kind of drain plug, which is not in evidence, so I thought I might ask here.

Thanks.
 
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