Band saw repair guides

These band saw repair guides can help you get your saw back in action by showing how to replace common parts such as the blade and tire. And Sears PartsDirect has more band saw repair help for you, including DIY troubleshooting advice and maintenance tips for brands such as Craftsman, Ryobi and Delta. Search for your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts, then order the part you need.

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Repair guides common to all band saws

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your band saw.

April 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a band saw blade

If the saw blade is dull or damaged and isn't cutting cleanly, replace the blade following these steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less
April 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a band saw drive belt

If the motor runs but the blade doesn't move, it could be that the drive belt is broken. Here's how to replace it.

Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
April 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a band saw tire

If the band saw tire has stretched or is broken and no longer stays on the wheel, use these steps to replace the tire.

Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
April 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a band saw on-off switch

If the switch won't turn the band saw on or off, it could be defective. Replace the switch, using these steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
Symptoms for band saws

Choose a symptom to see related band saw repairs.

Main causes: dull blade, improper feeding, loose blade tension, not using a work piece guide
Main causes: lack of electrical power, broken power cord, bad on/off switch, faulty drive motor
Main causes: dull blade, using the wrong type of blade, feeding work piece to quickly, loose blade tension
Main causes: angle indicator needs adjustment, dull blade
Main causes: dull blade, using the wrong type of blade, weak drive motor
Main causes: broken saw blade, bad drive belt, damaged rubber tire
Main causes: damaged rubber tire, worn wheel bearings, loose blade tension, dull saw blade
Articles and videos for band saws

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your band saw.

January 18, 2016
How to use a multimeter to test electrical parts video
By Sears PartsDirect staff

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working

April 1, 2015
Band saw common questions
By Sears PartsDirect staff

These answers to common questions can help you make the most of your band saw.