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Forum topic by rpete posted 01-19-2011 11:17 PM 1556 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-19-2011 11:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

I’ve got a 113 series craftsman table saw that I’ve been using. When I first got it, I went through it and tuned it up. I noticed that the pulley’s on the arbor and motor did not line up well. The pulley on the arbor is too close to the side of the saw so the belt has to travel at an angle (hopefully that makes sense).

At any rate, I needed to adjust the pulley on the arbor. Well, the set screw on the pulley was stripped out. So I tried to drill the screw out. I did so, but the pulley still will not come off.

I’m wondering if anyone has any advise on getting the pulley off. My garage is uninsulated and is hovering right around freezing. Would the expansion/contraction of the metal cause the pulley to get stuck?

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 01-19-2011 11:29 PM

The set screw caused a small burr on the shaft and thats keeping the pulley from comming off.
You may need to get or rent a gear puller to get it off.
Hope this helps.

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#2 posted 01-20-2011 12:29 AM

I would try some penetrating oil like pb blaster, Franklin has hit on something…you could have drilled in to the arbor shaft causing a burr to raise up not letting the pulley to slide off the shaft. A far as expansion/contraction is concerned cold contracts bring it inside and it will expanded but all the parts will. I would try to wedge a piece of wood between the pulley and shaft and see if it will break free, otherwise you youl’ll need that bearing puller. Good Luck !

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#3 posted 01-20-2011 12:34 AM

I had that same problem on my Craftsman TS. I used a “pickle fork” to get the pulley off.

A pickle fork is a tool used to remove tie rod ends on a car or truck. Worked great!

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