Thrust Bearing Installation
(Jet/Import 14" and Delta 15" Band saw)
Replacing Upper Thrust
Step 1 - Replacing the upper thrust bearing is a simple procedure, simply use a screw driver on the
older models or a 5/32 Allen wrench to remove the retaining screws on the operator's side of the saw. The
upper thrust will slide off. Replace with the Spaceage ceramic thrust bearing, using smaller
Step 1 - Loosen or remove the band saw blade.
saws -- move guide assembly all the
way to the left side to gain clear access to the right hand, flat head slot screw which holds the
adjustment assembly to the saw. Remove screw.
Step 2 - Delta only -- loosen set screws which retain lock collars for adjustment controls with
an 1/8" Allen wrench. Push collars away from the trunnion base and back out adjustment control bolts until
left hand, flat head slot screw is accessible. Remove screw. Entire adjustment assembly should then be removed
for final disassembly by unscrewing both adjustment control bolts.
Step 3 - Delta only -- use a 5/32" Allen wrench to remove the flathead screw which is located on the
end of the thrust bearing shaft. This allows for the removal of the shaft assembly along with the thrust
bearing. Remove thrust bearing and replace with Spaceage ceramic thrust bearing using larger
Step 4 - Reassemble in reverse order and adjust blade guides
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