Upper Wheel Removal for Ridgid BS14002

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Forum topic by swampjack80 posted 01-12-2011 06:53 AM 1070 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-12-2011 06:53 AM

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The upper shaft-hinge broke on my band saw and I’m having a hard time getting the wheel off to get to it. Have any of you tried taking your upper wheel off of this saw? From all the research I’ve done it seems the nut should unscrew and the wheel and bearings should slide right off the axle/bolt that it’s mounted on. But when i turn the nut, the whole bolt turns so nothing gets loosened. So i tapped the bolt out of the shaft-hinge housing and removed the wheel with the bolt and bearings still intact. Now I can’t get the bolt out of the wheel. I’ve tapped it with a hammer and nothing. I’ll try to get some pics if I’m not describing this well enough. If anyone has this saw and knows what I’m talking about, please help. Thanks.

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#1 posted 01-26-2011 05:41 AM

Photos may help.
Is there a set screw in the center section of the wheel?
I don’t have this particular saw. I have a much older Craftsman, but in addition to the nut and bolt that I think you’re describing, there is an allen head set screw that keeps it from moving. I guess this was an extra precaution. It might be something you want to look for on your though.


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#2 posted 01-26-2011 08:03 PM

I have that saw, and took the top wheel off a few days ago. The bolt came off easily, and the wheel slid right off the shaft. I have never experienced your particular problem.

Sorry I couldn’t help.

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