Question regarding old 14" bandsaw (motor/pully/speed)
This is my first post here! It's great to be here. I hope you can help me here.
I recently bought an old/vintage 14" bandsaw. Not sure of the brand because it's not stamped/indicated anywhere. It's basically a Delta clone, I believe. It does say "Made in Taiwan" on the metal stand.
When I look at the motor, it is 1 HP. The pulley has two wheels, which I'm assuming means that I can decide which wheel I'd like to use to alter the speed (by changing the belt to one or the other wheel of the pulley). One wheel is larger and the other more distal one is smaller.
Which pulley wheel should I put a new belt on? The larger one or the smaller one? What is the major difference and which is better for what?
Thanks in advance!