A reader questioned if I had ever put my bandsaw back together the other day. I had but forgot to post about it. So, here is that post. Reassembly was the opposite of disassembly so I won’t talk about that with one exception. The four bearings for the wheels are a custom size that are no longer available today. Luckily a 6202 bearing is very close. The ID of the bearing is the same but the OD of it is slightly smaller. This results in the bearing spinning in the wheels. To keep the bearings from spinning use green Permatex or Loctite. It is thin enough to seep into the small gap between the bearings and wheels and keep them together. I have not replaced the broken top guide yet which results in the blade wandering around some but it works fine for rough cuts. One of these days I’ll get around to replacing it.
Here is a picture of the finished bandsaw. I made a stand for it out of the wood and the motor sits on a hinged board. When I need to use it I lift the motor and slip the belt onto the pulleys. The weight of the motor is enough to tension the belt.
Here’s the back of the band saw with the new pulley my dad picked up for me. It is cast iron and considerably heavier than the original.
Here are a couple close up pics.
They cast the blade size into the top arm so you’ll never lose it!
Here is a short video of it running and a test cut.
Edit: The following pics were added at the request of a commenter.