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Cleaning up an old Wellsaw M1000 Horizontal Bandsaw, Part 9:
It was now time to tackle the motor, which ran fine, though the bearings I
think whirred a bit more than
they should, and I wanted to "re-clock"
the body, so the air intake bell wasn't pointing straight up.
First, pull the pulley, which I'd originally thought may have been bent...
But after removal, it proved that the motor shaft itself was in bad shape, looking like it'd been
ground on, or filed, and had suffered at least one or two crashes that damaged the keyway.
But, for the moment, we then take the body bolts out...
And spend most of the next two hours tapping, rapping and prying 'til I
can get the endbell far
enough out to put the gear puller on it.
Next up, I'll need to see if i can get the ID tag off, and wire brush off most of the old paint.
In order to do that, like usual I needed to get the ID plate rivets off.
These proved resistant to my usual
trick of a sharp chisel to pop them
loose, and also didn't take well to the old trick of Dremmeling
a slot in the head and trying to twist them out.
The rivets have a fast spiral shank, and can under the right conditions be "unscrewed". These, however,
weren't cooperating. So it was time to get out the heavy artillery. I drilled and chamfered a
in both ends of a short chunk of scrap strap iron...
Laid it over the head of the rivet...
And then gave it a very light and quick tack weld.
Using the bar as a lever, the rivet could then be unscrewed.
The plate got a bit scorched, but it's not exactly in top shape to start with.
Repeat on the other one, and the tag is off, ready to be straightened,
cleaned and reused. As usual,
I'll be reattaching it with small
button-head allen screws, in this case probably 6-32.
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