Rockwell Delta 20" Bandsaw

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Rockwell Delta 20" Bandsaw
RockwellDelta20Bandsaw.jpg
Owner/Loaner Pumping Station:One
Serial Number 1457257
Make/Model 28-350
Arrival Date 8/26/15
Usability yes
Contact matt . triano @ gmail . com
Where Wood Shop
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable no
Estimated Value $1,000
Host Area Wood Shop


Rockwell Delta 20" Bandsaw Pumping Station:One https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Rockwell_Delta_20%22_Bandsaw



Notes

manual: File:Rockwell-28-350.pdf related manual with more details: File:Rockwell20bandsaw.pdf

Authorization

  • Authorizations for the 14" Rockwell do not carry over to this tool
  • This tool requires authorization for use.
  • To be authorized, please see an authorized proctor from the list, below.


Status

10/18/2018 blade broke Eric Replaced it BUT we needed new aluminum throat plate (someone sawed through it). Joe Dowling made a replacement please.

Consumable Parts

This saw takes 141" blades.

throat plate. we still need this made.

templates courtesy of Joe Dowling zip of SKP, STL and f3D files  : File:Bandsaw Plate.zip


imageMedia:picofbandsawplate.jpg and

template at Joe's Adobe360 https://a360.co/2RdzuCe

Tips on Use

This section is based on a discussion that took place on the mailing list.

Band-saws have two main uses in the wood shop:

  1. The primary use is to make curved cuts in a piece of flat wood. In this case the piece is held by hand and guided so the blade follows the curve. A fence is counterproductive for this use.
  2. The second is resawing lumber that is too thick for the table saw. This is typically, but not exclusively, done with valuable pieces of wood for the purpose of creating a veneer. A fence may be appropriate for this use.

With a bandsaw, you basically never want to have the fence locked parallel to the blade. Every blade will have some degree of drift, and it is necessary to accommodate this drift to achieve a straight cut. There are two common solutions: single-point fences, and adjustable angle fences. PS:1 has both a nice magnetic adjustable fence and a single-point fence that attaches to it.

With a single point fence, you adjust for the drift angle by eye as you cut. This quick and easy method is most appropriate for resawing of narrower boards with a width of 6" or less.

For wider boards, use the adjustable fence with a tall secondary fence attached, carefully adjusted to the drift angle of the blade. For really wide boards, you can also use a presser-board to ensure contact with the fence.

Some additional advice on resawing:

  • Buy a nice blade and learn how to install and adjust it. The PS:1 blades are often fairly dull and don't track well.
  • Make sure your stock is prepared well, with at least one flat face and one square and flat edge.
  • Try to keep only 3-10 teeth in the wood. A 1.5 tpi blade is appropriate for most resawing.
  • Use a skip-tooth blade, at least 1" wide (but see note below).

Although wide blades are best for resawing, using 1" blades on the Rockwell is a challenge. The carter blade guides are difficult to adjust, and 1" is the borderline of their capacity. Adjust them so that the back of the blade runs against the support bearing, rather than digging into the frame of the blade guide. This adjustment is particularly difficult on the lower guide. If you do allow the blade to dig into the blade guide, it may be difficult to detect the mistake. The saw will run fine, even though the frame of the lower guide is pushing the blade forward. There won't necessarily be any telltale noises or tracking problems. The only indications of a problem may be that the back of the blade starts to get hot from friction and will discolor as it picks up resins from the wood.

For even wider blades, it is necessary to remove the lower guide completely. Although not an ideal set-up, if the top guide is adjusted properly and the feed rate is reasonable, it cuts well.


Authorized Proctors

This tool requires authorization for use by an authorized proctor. Please contact one of the following to arrange authorization.

Proctor Contact
Eric Beauchamp — area host eric @ home-chicago.com
Ron Olson — approved authorizer tachoknight @ gmail.com
Jason Shanfield — approved authorizer pumpingstationjason @ gmail.com
Ken Burkhardt-volunteer authorizer kburkh1@gmail.com

List of Currently Authorized Users

Qualified Member Trained By Date
Keon Turner Ron Olson
Hunter Koerner Eric Beauchamp
Deanna Williams Eric Beauchamp
Burton Kent Eric Beauchamp
Casey Olson Jason Shanfield
Tom Judge Matt Triano
Jeff Smykil (Pending confirmation)
Anna Yu Matt Triano
Jon Levine Jason Shanfield
Kyle Bieneman Eric Beauchamp
Niko Hawley Eric Beauchamp
Kevin Mitchell Eric Beauchamp
Adam Moffatt Jason Shanfield
Peter Letscher Eric Beauchamp 11/05/15
Glenn Trussell Eric Beauchamp 11/05/2015
Aaron Carlock Eric Beauchamp 11/19/2015
Patrick Lynch Eric Beauchamp 11/19/2015
Shine Chen Eric Beauchamp 11/19/2015
Mike Forkan Eric Beauchamp 11/19/2015
Ethan Sanders Eric Beauchamp 11/19/2015
Alex Al-Hamdan Eric Beauchamp 12/04/2015
Alvaro Caceres Eric Beauchamp 12/03/2015
Kevin Schwartzenberg Eric Beauchamp 12/03/2015
Marcin Ignasiak Eric Beauchamp
Thomas Ward Andy L. 11/18/2015
Kelly Steensma Eric Beauchamp 11/19/2015
Dan (Mike) Arwine Eric Beauchamp 11/19/2015
Connor Sullivan Eric Beauchamp 1/8/2016
Chris Kohl Eric Beauchamp 1/8/2016
Erik Funkhouser Ron Olson 11/01/2015
Peter Brask Eric Beauchamp 1/14/16
Andrew Dalesandro Eric Beauchamp 1/14/16
Shelly Loke-Gayares Eric Beauchamp 1/14/16
Saul Weiner Eric Beauchamp 1/14/16
Brandon Love Eric Beauchamp 1/28/16
Sam Paris Eric Beauchamp 1/28/16
Craig Koszewski Eric Beauchamp 1/28/16
Christopher Carson Eric Beauchamp 2/25/16
Jared K Andy L 3/03/16
Keith Couture Eric Beauchamp 3/10/16
Brian Cuocci Andy L 3/17/16
Julie Zwolinski Eric Beauchamp 3/24/16
Nick Puglisi Eric Beauchamp 4/21/16
Andy Muhic Andy Larkin 4/28/16
Colin Campbell Andy L 5/5/16
Ken Burkhardt Andy Larkin 5/5/16
Hans Griese Andy Larkin 5/5/16
Josh Younger Eric Beauchamp 5/19/16
Ian Monroe Eric Beauchamp 5/19/16
An Phan Andy Larkin 7/7/16
Donald Wells Andy Larkin 8/4/16
Derwin Umali Andy Larkin 8/7/16
McTavish McArdle Andy Larkin 2016-08-04
Joe Dowling Ken Burkhardt 8/15/16
Leo Rodman Jason S 9/12/16
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Revant Ohri Andy L 9/15/16
Aaron Mintz Ken Burkhardt 10/17/16
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