Saw in the shop

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Blog entry by Rustic posted 08-25-2008 09:50 PM 910 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, unfortunately today my table saw went into the shop to get the blade off. I bought the saw used and didn’t check it over that good. I tried to remove the blade to change blades and it was stuck. Hopefully the repair shop can get it off. So I am working on some finishing projects. Hopefully will have saw back in a few days.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 08-26-2008 01:48 AM

left hand threads???

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#2 posted 08-26-2008 02:28 AM


--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 08-26-2008 03:10 AM

I’m sure you can get it off by applying heat to the nut. I’m not sure how easy it would be to get torch down the throat but if you can get it cherry red it’ll come loose. Concentrate the heat at the nut and not the arbor or it won’t work and try to heat it evenly. While it’s glowing red have someone break it loose with the wrench as soon as you remove the heat. I’m not sure what this will do to the hardening of the arbor but if it’s that tight the threads may be damaged anyway. Locktite also makes a product in a can that you can do the reverse and freeze the arbor but I haven’t tried it and the temperature difference won’t come close to what you’ll get with the torch but it would be worth a try. There is also something called a nut splitter you could try if you can find on big enough.

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#5 posted 08-26-2008 02:56 PM

I have tried wd-40, and liquid wrench to no avail. I figured since i don’t know alot about mechanical issues, i would leave it to the pros.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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