Remove Cutterhead Pulley on Delta 22-560 planer

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Forum topic by Peteyb posted 01-25-2016 01:34 AM 1955 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2016 01:34 AM

I was working tonight on planning some boards on my Delta 22-560 tonight and all of a sudden the belt fell off. I opening it up to look and see the pulley is loose. I looked at it closer and see that it is bent and needs to be replaced but can not get it off. Does anyone know how to take this off? I would think that you can slide it off after the nut but it won’t come out.

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#1 posted 01-25-2016 01:36 AM

Any pictures? That would be helpful.

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#2 posted 01-25-2016 01:54 AM

That is a keyed pulley, so it should come off once the nut is removed. But if it was loose, it could have buggered up the key, keyway, shaft or pulley. They are machined with pretty tight tolerances, so even a small bur or even built up grime can make it difficult. If it doesn’t come off easily, a little heat might make it easier… if all else fails, gentle use of a puller might be required.


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#3 posted 01-25-2016 03:28 AM

Here is a 9-part video series on tearing the Delta 22-540 planer all the way down and rebuilding it: I bet it’s basically the same.

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#4 posted 01-25-2016 12:30 PM

I’m building a jointer with a cutterhead from a 22-580. It has a left hand nut holding the pulley on.

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#5 posted 01-25-2016 04:56 PM

I have removed the nut but the pulley will not come off. It seems to be stuck on there and has a wobble to it.

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#6 posted 01-25-2016 06:06 PM

You’ll need a small puller to get it off. A customer had that happen and boogered it up pretty good on his own before bringing it to me. The wobble, 99% of the time means the pulley is toast. Get the old one off before ordering a new one to make sure the shaft isn’t messed up too, if it is, it can expensive enough that it might not be worth it.

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