Fixing a broken roll pin on the tilt of the Delta contractors saw?

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Forum topic by diito posted 05-29-2015 04:54 AM 671 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-29-2015 04:54 AM

I have a 10” Delta contractors saw (36-679) that I cranked down a little too hard on the tilt wheel trying to get it to a perfect 0 degrees and ended up breaking the roll pin in the tilt shaft. It seems the part number 1246147 is obsolete with no replacement. One side of the broken roll pin has a hole in the end and is flush with the shaft. The other side sticks out ever so lightly but is mushroomed over a bit.

Has anyone replaced one of these before? From what I can find it looks like all I need is to pick up a roll pin punch and hammer the old pin out, figure out the size it is and buy a generic one off amazon/someplace else?

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#1 posted 05-29-2015 05:08 AM

According to a quick search, it appears part number 1246147 is a pretty generic M3×14mm spring pin (roll pin, tension spring) that you can probably find at your local hardware store for 50 cents or so. If you don’t have a pin punch, just take an appropriate sized nail and cut or grind the point flat. Then just tap the pin out with a small hammer or plastic faced mallet. Make sure you keep the parts aligned, as the holes are not usually drilled exactly on center. The parts can only be pinned in their original position (not rotated 180 degrees), and if you turn them around, it can be a royal PITA depending on where it is.


PS: Most generic parts (nuts, bolts, spring pins, bearings, washers, etc…) are standard off the shelf hardware store items. If you get them from the OEM or an aftermarket supplier specific for a machine (or a specific OEM part number), you will wind up paying double, triple or more for them.

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#2 posted 05-29-2015 12:28 PM

I had an issue with a roll pin. i just went and got a set of roll pins. It was a very cheap option. The pin i had to use was a bit longer so i just inserted it then ground it flat. as long as you dont get it too hot it wont loose its temper.


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#3 posted 05-29-2015 12:44 PM

For future reference you can get all sorts of parts from the following sources. McMaster Carr#, MSC Industrial=, Applied Industrial Technologies.

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#4 posted 05-29-2015 07:17 PM

I replaced one on my Crafstman 22124. I got a package of three at Lowess and they work fine.

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#5 posted 05-29-2015 08:13 PM

I had a similar issue. Knocked out the old one and replaced with a solid tapered pin which I think will be more durable as well as easier to place.

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