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Forum topic by TheWoodRaccoon posted 02-19-2016 01:54 AM 316 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2016 01:54 AM

Today I got a Powermatic 14” upper bandsaw wheel to replace the broken stock wheel on my Delta 14” bandsaw. The wheel fits, and is perfectly round and balanced. But, i realised it is smaller in diameter than the lower wheel. by a good 5/16inch. Therefore the blade is not perpendicular to the table, and scrapes the left side blade guard. gonna return it. After removing the wheel, i noticed the shaft moves freely and wobbles alot, it is not a tight fit inside the tracking arm. View the video below. Is this normal? I’d really appreciate some help, thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WpE2hI8ZKA

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#1 posted 02-19-2016 02:28 AM

Yes, it’s normal.

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 02-19-2016 02:35 AM


Yes, it s normal.

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Brad

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Really? It seems like alot of play to be normal, it almost feels like its going to come out! Are you sure? I’m not sure if you can tell by the video, but The piece of shaft is moving independantly of the hinge itself.

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#3 posted 02-19-2016 02:49 AM

Really? It seems like alot of play to be normal, it almost feels like its going to come out! Are you sure? I’m not sure if you can tell by the video, but The piece of shaft is moving independantly of the hinge itself.

Yes, I’m sure. Until you put the wheel on and tighten the nut, it will flop around all day long… Once the wheel nut is tightened, it pulls the shaft against the notch in the rear and removes the play.

Here are the parts involved:

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Brad

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#4 posted 02-19-2016 03:03 AM



Really? It seems like alot of play to be normal, it almost feels like its going to come out! Are you sure? I’m not sure if you can tell by the video, but The piece of shaft is moving independantly of the hinge itself.

Yes, I m sure. Until you put the wheel on and tighten the nut, it will flop around all day long… Once the wheel nut is tightened, it pulls the shaft against the notch in the rear and removes the play.

Here are the parts involved:

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Wow, you put my fears to sleep, thanks so much for your help! I really appreciate it.

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