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Bringing vintage bandsaw back in service
« on: June 09, 2022, 12:17:47 AM »
Duplicate post, I'll delete if I can figure out how to.

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Re: Bringing vintage bandsaw back in service
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2022, 12:39:24 AM »
Welcome to the Forum.  That looks like the type of stack you would see with a hydraulic gland inside of a piston.  I would bring the housing and the shaft to a hydraulic shop and I suspect they could spec out a seal kit that will keep the grease in.  
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Re: Bringing vintage bandsaw back in service
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2022, 01:55:00 AM »
Determine the make and model and look at the ww.vintagemachinery.org and owwm.org(old wood working machines).  The first website is an archive of machines, with photos and documentation.  The second is a forum like this where you might find tips or information for your saw.

You may get lucky and find the docs and info you need.

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Breathing new life into an old bandsaw
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2022, 11:24:31 PM »
Hello, I'm Mike. I'm trying to put an old saw back in serviceable condition. And while I'm not doing a "restore", I'm trying to keep it as original as I can although there's going to be some guesstimation involved because I haven't even been able to find out who it's made by so far. But my reason for posting is I'm trying to find out what short of seal this motor used for the output shaft. It has a gear reduction built in to the motor. There are 3 grooves separated by about 1/8". I would appreciate any info on what sort of seal this is supposed to use. And maybe a suitable substitute or work-around. I had already started taking it apart when this pic was taken and I'm unable to find the only pic of it I have showing it complete right now.


 

 

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Re: Bringing vintage bandsaw back in service
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2022, 11:33:22 PM »
I found that site a few months ago with the pictures and info on vintage saws and looked at every 18" that I could find in their files and didn't find anything like this one. I'll try the forum you listed. Thank you.

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Re: Bringing vintage bandsaw back in service
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2022, 11:43:30 PM »
Welcome to the Forum.  That looks like the type of stack you would see with a hydraulic gland inside of a piston.  I would bring the housing and the shaft to a hydraulic shop and I suspect they could spec out a seal kit that will keep the grease in.  
Thank you. I know almost nothing about hydraulics although I have watched some cylinders being repaired before on youtube. The closest shop to me is probably going to be 40-50 miles so I'll keep that idea in mind in case I don't find a better solution. Thanks again.


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