Category Archives: Tools

Repairing the Rockwell-Delta 46-499 Lathe

A while back I bought a Rockwell-Delta 46-499 wood lathe.  The motor mount in it was a Jerry rigged affair and I decided to finally get around to replacing it.  The story from the previous owner was that his shop … Continue reading

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Identifying Bad Ball Bearings

Ball bearings are an integral part of all kinds of machines around us.  They are found in most anything that has rotating parts such as cars, machinery, appliances, electric motors etc.  These bearings can range in size from smaller than … Continue reading

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Replacement Prentiss Vise Nut

Recently, a reader commented that he had a Prentiss vise with a broken vise nut.  He asked if I knew of how to find a replacement.  I said recommended a few places but said he’d probably have to have one … Continue reading

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Wheel Horse 417-8 Part 5: PTO, Intake, and Exhaust

It’s time for the final Wheel Horse post!  Well, for a little bit at least. This garden tractor has a clutched multi-step pulley that is engaged/disengaged with a lever.  The lever pulls on a triangular piece that presses the pulley … Continue reading

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Wheel Horse 417-8 Part 4: Electrical

This is going to be a wordy post on the electrical joining of the motor and chassis because there’s only so many pictures of wires I can show you.  I wanted to join the electrical system of the new motor … Continue reading

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Kysor/Johnson Horizontal Bandsaw: Part 6

Now that my bandsaw is up and running I can start adding some things to it. First though… Group “large” saw shot.  I’m planning to sell the hacksaw to a friend and figured I’d get the group shot while I … Continue reading

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Kysor/Johnson Horizontal Bandsaw: Part 5

The next step towards getting the bandsaw running was finding a motor for it.  I remembered that I had a GE 1hp motor around with no base.  In fact, it was the motor I went through on an earlier blog … Continue reading

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