|Review by dfarr||posted 09-30-2009 02:18 AM||3334 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
I’ve always struggled with the cheap blade adjustment cranks (pictured right) on my 70s vintage table saw. I found these cast iron handwheels (H3189 – Cast Iron Handwheel – 6”) and chromed handles (H3205 – 4” x 3/8”-16) on the Grizzly web site. The handwheels were only $8.50 and the handles were $2.95. This was a great deal compared to other places I’ve looked at similar handwheels. The wheels come with a small center hole that I had to bore out to 3/8” and I also had to drill and tap a 1/4-20 hole for a setscrew. TheYl came drilled and threaded to accept the 3/8”-16 threaded end on the handle. I replaced both my blade height adjustment and the angle adjustment. These handwheels make the adjustments extremely easy compared to the stock handles. I’m thinking I might upgrade the adjustment on my joiner to the same type handwheel. Grizzly’s delivery was very fast and I am extremely pleased with the price and the quality of these. I wish I would have thought to do this 20 years ago!